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, former Ravens coach Brian Billick made it clear that the teams submitting to have final say over all content that makes its way to HBO. That sense has softened a bit in recent years, mainly because no head coach has reiterated it. On Tuesday night, former Browns coach Hue Jackson did.“I had to watch it,” Jackson told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio in response to the question of whether Jackson watched the show when the Browns were the subject of it. “The head coaches have to look at it. They have to see it to OK the content.”This means that Jackson watched last year’s first episode, which included an awkward exchange between Jackson and former Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and that Jackson approved the inclusion of that stunning and revealing (not in a good way) scene. Gelb asked Jackson whether he regretted the incident.“Why would I regret saying what I feel as the head coach?” Jackson said. “That doesn’t make any sense to me. . . . Sometimes with some people they push too far, so maybe you guys need to know there was a conversation — that same conversation before. That had already happened before, so to me to have it come back up again it made no sense.”That’s fine Jim Brown Jersey White
, but why would Jackson approve the use of that scene if it lacked the context that Haley had previously argued against giving veteran players time off in training camp in order to avoid injury? It would have been very easy for Jackson to tell the producers that, without the benefit of realizing that Haley had brought the issue up in the past, Jackson’s decision to remind Haley who’s in charge would seem too heavy-handed.Of course, that’s another reason why coaches shouldn’t want their teams to be the centerpiece of . While focused on getting their teams ready for the coming season, they also have to play the role of TV producer, actively watching every episode of the show with a critical ear and a close eye on how the manner in which things presented during the show can and will be used against the team, the coach, the players Bernie Kosar Jersey White
, anyone.Put simply, it’s an additional headache that no NFL coach should want. The Bengals want to reward their suffering fans this week. Whether their fans care or not is another question.They’ve already clinched the top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, so there is literally nothing for them to play for Sunday other than to mess with the Browns (as if they need the help). And yet, they’re going to open up the stadium, so they might as well try.“It’s a home game. We’ve only won one of them. We haven’t won a divisional game yet. You can end the season on a positive note,” Bengals coach Zac Taylor said, via Tyler Dragon of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’s a reward for hard work and for the things these guys have put in, and a reward for the city. I know the city wants us to beat Cleveland Jarvis Landry Jersey White
, as they should — the fan base, the coaching staff, everyone in this building. There’s plenty to play for this week.”The Bengals have won a single game this year, beating the Jets at home on Dec. 1. But as last week’s rally to force overtime in Miami suggests, they haven’t completely given up, even if their city might have.The Bengals are averaging 47,096 fans per game this season, the second-smallest number in the league Nick Chubb Jersey White
, and the lowest in an actual-sized stadium. The Chargers are at the bottom of the attendance list this year, averaging 25,393 in a 27,000-seat soccer stadium.“We have the fans out there to help out and support,” running back Joe Mixon said. “We got to go out there and give them a show for the last time of the year.”It appears the good people of Cincinnati have seen enough.