Posted by Josh Katzowitz
Before Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron claimed to have learned something about the Jets schemes from the wonderful HBO series “Hard Knocks,” I wondered exactly what some clever coach could glean from the footage.
HBO showed some of New York's play-calling, and some of the formations that went with it. The coaches shared their private thoughts about some of the players in those remote camera office scenes. You could hear the cadences and audibles of QB Mark Sanchez in the middle of game action.
I couldn’t decipher anything from it, but I wondered if a coach who actually does this for a living could.
"What are you going to learn?" Ryan asked in today’s New York Daily News. "You guys saw it. What did you get out of it?"
Me? I didn’t get anything out of it. A fellow coach? Maybe something that could help his team gain a small advantage.
From the story:
Cameron originally told Baltimore reporters, "There was probably a lot revealed in that strategically, the way I viewed it . . . There was a lot of stuff in there strategically."
Cameron would not go so far as to say how useful the information would be. "I'm not going to say that yet," Cameron said.
Perhaps there is something minor that somebody could learn, but keep this in mind: the Jets had the final say on what’s shown on Hard Knocks and what’s not shown. If the organization really felt like it was giving something away, you can bet that it would never have allowed HBO to put it on for the whole world to see.
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