Robert Saleh wears his “Exhausting Knocks” sentiments on his sleeve — nicely, on his shirt, not less than.
The Jets head coach arrived on the workforce’s amenities at Florham Park on Thursday carrying a black shirt that learn “I (coronary heart) HK,” every week after the workforce was chosen to seem within the HBO docu-series after a earlier rejection in opposition to the thought.
“We’re effective,” Saleh advised a information convention on Thursday morning.
“We have been doing ‘One Jets Drive’ for the final couple of years, so simply speaking to Exhausting Knocks, they’ve an amazing group of individuals working with us. We have voiced a few of our considerations, they usually’ve addressed them. It has been no totally different than ‘One Jets Drive.’
“One Jets Drive” is a documentary filmed and produced by the Jets that gives a behind-the-scenes take a look at the workforce.
Earlier than coaching camp started, Saleh was hesitant to let the Jets take heart stage on HBO’s annual collection, which chronicles NFL groups making ready for the upcoming season.
“I do know there are a number of groups that may like to have Exhausting Knocks of their constructing,” Saleh stated. “We aren’t considered one of them.”
Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers echoed his coach when he stated of the Exhausting Knocks look, “They pressured it down our throats.”
Though this season of “Exhausting Knocks” is taken into account a must-watch on tv, the Jets have made it clear to HBO that they will not be allowed to doc all the things the workforce goes by this offseason. The record cuts, particularly, won’t be filmed.
“’Exhausting Knocks’ won’t be the identical. They will not have the identical entry,” Adam Schefter stated on Monday’s episode of ESPN’s “Get Up.”
“The Jets do not suppose it is human to indicate gamers being launched.”
Though they’re sure to be a part of “Exhausting Knocks”, there may be numerous buzz surrounding these Jets.
The workforce enters the 2023 season with championship expectations following the profitable commerce of Rodgers in April, becoming a member of a roster with budding superstars Garrett Wilson and Sauce Gardner, the reigning offensive and defensive rookies of the 12 months.
“Exhausting Knocks” premieres Tuesday, August 8.
With further reporting by Ryan Dunleavy