Coming off the 2009 season which took them to Indianapolis for the AFC Championship Game, the New York Jets have returned to practice with the goal of making it all the way to Dallas this year; for the Super Bowl. Hard Knocks Training Camp With the New York Jets chronicles second-year head coach Rex Ryan and his motley mix of high-profile veterans, free agents and rookie hopefuls as they prepare for their preseason.
The outspoken Ryan, QB Mark Sanchez and one-time Steelers Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes are just a few characters involved in the drama that unfolds on the practice fields, and in the players and coaches meeting rooms, training rooms and dorms.
Now in it's sixth season, Hard Knocks launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. The series resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Sports Emmy. In 2008, the series returned to the Dallas Cowboys, receiving a second Sports Emmy for production excellence. In 2009 Hard Knocks spotlighted the Cincinnati Bengals franchise and the program earned two Sports Emmy Awards. (Source: HBO)