Rod's given you everything you need to know about this guy. Another day here in Central New York, and another day where he dominates the airwaves rather than the actual action that is taking place on the field at SUNY Cortland.
But today, yet another event which is transpiring off of the practice field was all the talk. After a slow morning session, Jet players gave their first public thoughts on the debut of HBO's Hard Knocks television series, which debuted last night at 10 p.m.
And surprisingly, some of the players hadn't even seen the show. Namely, Jason Taylor and Ladainian Tomlinson.
Maybe its a new veteran thing.
"We're living it. We go through training camp all day. The last thing you want to do is watch training camp on TV."
Most of the Jets players who spoke with the media had positive reviews of the show, calling it an accurate representation of a "fun" team.
And despite the fact that many felt Rex Ryan used an staggering amount of explicit language in the debut, players said it was an accurate representation of the coach as well. Damien Woody said he enjoyed it, but made sure his kids didn't watch it because of the language.
"I don’t look at the cursing as much as the passion," Sione Pouha said. "You can feel it skip all the F-bombs and everything."
Ryan agreed with Pouha. It was just him being him, and he wasn't upset about it in the least -- even if it did fluster his mom a little bit.
Said Ryan: "I had a short talk with my mother as Kris Jenkins walked in.Added Ryan: "That’s not seen much or whatever, it’s just what happens. Just sometimes when you get rolling. That’s what happened."