Yesterday both Belichick and Brady fielded some questions regarding HBO's show, "Hard Knocks", which is featuring the New York Jets this year.
Belichick said that he hasn't caught an episode yet, stating "I don't even know when it's on."
Brady got a bit more in-depth...
I haven’t turned it on. I hate the Jets, so I refuse to support that show. I’m sure it’s great TV. I’m glad people are liking it but that’s just something I have no interest in watching. I’d love to say a lot of mean things, but I’d rather not do that either.
To no one's surprise, Tom doesn't foresee Belichick letting a camera crew create a distraction during training camp and possibly leak some team secrets.
I think Coach Belichick has worked pretty hard over the years to run his practices the right way, his meetings the right way, and I don’t think he really wants to give that information away.
I'll go on record as saying that I'm happy the Patriots won't be featured on Hard Knocks any time soon. I don't want anything interfering with the team's preparation during the summer. Still, I can't help but wonder what that show would look like with New England involved. With the Jets, we've already seen Antonio Cromartie struggle to remember the names of his 64 children. We've seen HBO push the limits of technology with the wide angle lens in any scene involving Rex Ryan. What sort of storylines would the Patriots be able to produce?
How about an episode where Wes Welker rescues a cat out of a tree, saves a woman tied to railroad tracks seconds before the train comes, and cures cancer, all in one afternoon?
I'd personally like to see a sideplot where Tom Brady gets a haircut, but I have a sinking feeling that we'd be more likely to see behind the scenes footage where Tom throws a fit after his stylist, Fransisco, uses the wrong type of mousse...
How about a Scrabble game with Logan Mankins, where he refuses to play because his disagrees with the rules that now allow proper nouns to count as words?
What about conconcting a scenario that involves Laurence Maroney running across the field carrying babies? That way we can can get some classic shots of the terrified parents' faces as he approaches the goal line?
Now that's what I call some high-quality reality-TV!