HBO Hard Knocks: What to Expect From New York Jets Training Camp

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HBO Hard Knocks: What to Expect From New York Jets Training Camp

On August 11th, HBO's football reality series, "Hard Knocks" will begin its seventh season and for the first time in team history will feature the New York Jets.

For HBO and NFL Films, there is arguably no better team to feature right now than the Jets, who have become one of the most exciting teams to watch since hiring coach Rex Ryan last year, and arguably could be the best squad ever featured on the training camp reality show.

Not since the 2001 Baltimore Ravens were featured in the debut season of Hard Knocks has a Super Bowl contender (in the Ravens' case, the defending champions) agreed to be the subjects of the show.

In 2002, a bad Cowboys team was on the show. Ditto for the '04 Jaguars and the '07 Chiefs. The 2008 Dallas Cowboys made a repeat performance on the show, albeit mostly with a different roster and coaching staff.

Last year, it was the Cincinnati Bengals, coming off a dismal 2008 season, who were featured on the training camp documentary. It was a success for all parties, as Hard Knocks had its highest ratings ever and won a Sports Emmy. Adding to that, the Bengals rebounded to make the playoffs, before losing in the first round to the Jets.

I've previously looked at the Jets potential position battles this summer, although it won't be the only storyline to follow on Hard Knocks.

Let's look ahead to some possible storylines to look for when Hard Knocks kicks off August 11...

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