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"Hard Knocks," Part Deux?
Looks like Woody Johnson and Rex Ryan might have to have another talk soon.
The Atlanta Falcons turned down HBO's offer to be the featured star on their behind-the-scenes training camp show, "Hard Knocks" ... meaning, network officials could be dialing Johnson's line pretty soon.
Johnson, the Jets team owner, told reporters a few weeks ago that there had been informal talks about the Jets appearing on the show.
"It's something we would take a look at with Mike [Tannenbaum], and the coach, and Bruce [Speight, the director of media relations], and I and others that we think would add value to that discussion, to see whether it is something we want to do,'' Johnson said Monday at the opening of an NFL store in midtown Manhattan.
According to D. Orlando Lebetter of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution, the Falcons had been considering the offer as late as Thursday night. In explaining their decision, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said the team needs to (emphasize) "winning in order to improve their brand nationally."