Are Jets turning over a new leaf?

May, 11, 2012
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The New York Jets are not interested in participating in HBO's Hard Knocks series this summer, ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini reports. The network has been heavily interested in the Jets ever since the team acquired popular backup quarterback Tim Tebow.

But the Jets would rather have their soap opera play out behind closed doors. New York last appeared on "Hard Knocks" two years ago and produced an entertaining program. One of the highlights included the much-publicized holdout of Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Although I would enjoy seeing the Jets on "Hard Knocks" again, they are making the right choice. The usually boastful Jets were humbled last season, and seem to be taking a quieter approach this season. Agreeing to do "Hard Knocks" would seem contradictory.

In the past two days the Jets turned down the bright spotlight of "Hard Knocks," made peace among bickering teammates, and even complained about a division rival's trash-talking.

Are the Jets turning over a new leaf in 2012?

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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