Rex Ryan risks alienating some players

There are a few positives to the Jets being on "Hard Knocks," but it could also backfire

Updated: August 22, 2010, 6:33 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Rex Ryan is playing a dangerous game. While entertaining "Hard Knocks" nation -- Tony Dungy excluded -- with his colorful personality and salty vocabulary, he's also jeopardizing relationships in the locker room by putting players in uncomfortable positions.

In last week's episode, defensive end Vernon Gholston and rookie running back Joe McKnight were portrayed in an unflattering light. Thanks to the show's ever-present microphones and cameras, the country watched as McKnight ...

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