There’s at least one team showing publicly showing interest in HBO’s Hard Knocks.
Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said Friday that he did not rule out the team being featured this summer during training camp.
“I truly believe that an organization has to be in the right spot to jump into something like Hard Knocks,” Dimitroff said on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think it sheds a lot of light on our league. This is a league of entertainment. There are some traditionalists that struggle with it, but they have to work against the grain a little bit and see that this is about entertainment. Hard Knocks is a good show for the fan base.”
“Two years ago we were approached and decided that it wasn’t right for us at that point,” Dimitroff added. “That’s not to say we wouldn’t go down that road if it was presented to us at another time. We are much closer to being in that spot where it’s not going to be as much of a distraction as it would have been another time. It’s such an individual thing. Hard Knocks could be right for some of the teams that are fairly entrenched. It could be right for some team that wants to kick off some more brand recognition.”
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos both declined offers earlier this week.
If the Falcons are selected for Hard Knocks, we need to establish one rule upfront – – no Kim Zolciak on my television screen.