Tell me you didn’t see this coming from a mile away in regards to Bengals WR Chris Henry.
"There are two teams that I would always love to play for: that'sI say go for it Jerry. If you’re gonna do something, don’t do it halfway! I’m sure you could get some cash under the table from HBO’s "Hard Knocks" to help offset the bill. Pacman and Chris Henry at the same training camp, I smell Emmy. Heck, HBO could just wipe out their regular schedule for the couple of weeks of training camp and turn it into a live show 24/7. Who wouldn’t watch that? Throw in a little Jessica Simpson for sex appeal, mic up Drew Rosenhaus as he negotiates contracts for Marion Barber and T.O. and you’ve got broadcast gold. They could even do a little stunt-casting and dig up Quincy Carter from somewhere and sign him to a contract. Heck, maybe O.J. could be talked into making a comeback. Eh, maybe not. Anyway, back in the world of reality, here’s a good article on how "Hard Knocks" is going to work at
and New Orleans ," Henry said. " Dallas is home for me. That's always been a big dream of mine. Hopefully I can get in there and sit down with the coaches and maybe have an opportunity to get down there. And New Orleans is another team that I've always looked up to as a kid and wanted to play for them." Dallas
Seven robotic cameras with zoom capabilities will be stuck here and there, around the facilities at
At least four film crews will shoot each day. Oxnard, Calif.
A total of 30 producers and editors are assigned to the project. But not even a billionaire owner like Jerry Jones will have any input in what gets shown -- or not shown.
The Cowboys have no input, except maybe if something goes really bad.
Say Pacman Jones enters an
strip club. Say an HBO cameraman is there on the street. Say said cameraman flips the switch and records the whole thing. Does that make it to air? Do the Cowboys have a say? Oxnard
And since I'm not specifically trying to pick on Pacman, what if HBO gets footage of a player getting into a barfight or something like that? Do the producers check with the Cowboys first? Or do they just go ahead and break the news?
"That's hard to say, it depends on what it is," [HBO Sports president Ross] Greenburg said. "My instincts are if we're in the position of actually recording and breaking a news story, we'll have an interesting situation within the offices of NFL Films, HBO and the Dallas Cowboys. I don't know. I can't even answer it. It'd be a case-by-case situation and we'd just have to look at it at that time."
Am I going to have to stakeout all the strip clubs in Oxnard this training camp? For you guys, I would do it.
Hat tip to downsetgo for posting the Henry story in a FanPost.
Back to normal football stuff. Tony Romo failed to qualify for the US Open. Did I say normal football stuff?
OK, this is sort of normal; we hired another Garrett.
Judd Garrett, the younger brother of Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett and tight ends coach John Garrett, will be named the team's assistant director of pro scouting, owner Jerry Jones confirmed Wednesday.
Garrett replaces Brian Gaine, who was hired as assistant director of player personnel with the Miami Dolphins in December.