Texans Turn Down HBO’s Hard Knocks
According to Fox Sports, Mark Berman, the Houston Texans have turned down the offer to appear on the HBO’s series “Hard Knock’s”. The series follows NFL teams around for their training camp and preseason games and showcases the in and outs of how a NFL organization is run and get into the personal space of the players on the team. The show recently has been labeled as a “distraction” to NFL teams, but it is one of the best series for NFL fans of recent memory.
With the Texans coming off of the most successful season in franchise history, the team is primed for another run to the post season. With one of the more conservative front offices and coaching staffs in the NFL, it is hard to imagine seeing the Texans putting themselves in that position for any distractions. It is hard to see Head Coach Gary Kubiak wanting the lime light on his team especially with his players best interest always on his mind.
Reports are showing that the N.Y. Jets, Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and now the Texans have all turned down the opportunity to appear on the show. The show will find a taker, but the choice for the Texans not to appear on the show is a good move considering all of the issues that could arise from the show. For the Jets it was the Darrelle Revis contract situation (2010), Andre Smith’s contract holdout for the Bengals (2009) and Larry Johnson’s holdout for the Chiefs (2007), it painted bad pictures of players that could hinder a team. The positives of the show also showed when undrafted rookies are fighting for a roster spot and make the team, but the distractions are numerous for a team when trying to start the season off on a good foot.
Good move Houston.
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