bill-swift - May 18, 2012
With the way things are looking it is getting hard to tell if the HBO docu-reality series that spotlights one NFL team as it prepares for the coming season will have anyone on it again.
Recently it was reported that the New York Jets, the clear-cut favorites to do the show with the whole Tim Tebow/Mark Sanchez drama, were out of the running. Surprisingly, head coach Rex Ryan did not want the attention (again) that comes with being on the popular show.
So who does that leave? Atlanta has already turned the show down. Among the other 30 teams some of the best candidates next to the Jets would be the Saints, Broncos, Colts, or Redskins.
It would make for great TV to see the Saints try to cope with the fallout from Bounty-Gate, but the NFL would probably veto that idea.
Denver could be pretty interesting as Peyton Manning tries to make a comeback with a new team. Peyton has done well with cameras in the past.
No. 18's old home in Indianapolis could be good as well since practically the entire organization has been rebuilt. Then again, who wants to watch a team that sucks as bad as the Colts do?
Washington could be interesting as the No 2 draft pick and Heisman trophy winner RobertGriffin III proves that he should have been the No. 1 pick, but Mike Shanahan has been openly against the idea in the past and would likely be that way now.
There have not been any rumors about either the Indianapolis Colts or Denver Broncos being approached and/or interested. The Arizona Cardinals have been a rumored possibility, but I thought they wanted people to watch the show (I'm getting sleepy thinking about watching—yawn—them).
So who will it be HBO? Or will the show be the final casualty of last season's lockout?
(Want to relive a few minutes of the last season of Hard Knocks?)
Article by Travis Pulver