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Cleveland Browns will take center stage on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

Discussion in 'American Football' started by SDRay, May 17, 2018.

  1. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Glad they didn't pick Carson because I'm positive that Spanos wanted the coverage.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...bo-hard-knocks-2018-baker-mayfield/618591002/

    Hard Knocks is headed to Cleveland.

    HBO Sports announced Thursday morning that the 13th season of its ballyhooed behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team will feature the Cleveland Browns, who are coming off an 0-16 season and recently drafted Oklahoma product Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in last month's draft.

    The season premiere will air at 10 p.m. on Aug. 7.

    "I’ve been a part of Hard Knocks and when you experience it first hand, you come to appreciate the inside look it really gives fans," Browns coach Hue Jackson said in a statement. "I want people to see how much our players and coaches care, how hard they work and how badly they want to win for Cleveland."

    Beyond the presence of Mayfield, the brash Heisman Trophy winner, the Browns should provide a fair dose of other intriguing storylines — from Jackson, who is 1-31 in two seasons in Cleveland, to the additions of quarterback Tyrod Taylor and wide receiver Jarvis Landry.

    The Browns also have a largely-reworked front office, now led by first-year general manager John Dorsey.

    "The storylines in Cleveland are compelling, which make the Browns an ideal partner on Hard Knocks," said Ross Ketover of NFL Films, which partners with HBO Sports on the series. "We’re looking forward to showing NFL fans around the world what the Haslams, John Dorsey, Hue Jackson and the coaching staff are doing to rebuild the team and reboot one of the most iconic franchises in sports."


    Earlier this month, Dorsey told ESPN Cleveland 850, the Browns' radio affiliate, that, "I don't think there's anything good that comes out of Hard Knocks," according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. But in a statement Thursday, he said that, "I feel a lot better and understand why the time is right."
     
  2. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    *yawns*

    Does anyone actually watch hard knocks?
     
  3. Harryo the K

    Harryo the K Well-Known Member

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    It's not on you youngin's porn shows, is it?
     
  4. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    We would have to ask Q and Chain, I am afraid, I am much to upstanding to understand what you mean...

    *I almost kept a straight face while typing that*
     
  5. wrbanwal

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    how does a head coach go 1-31 and still have a job

    who was the one win I wonder???
     
  6. Concudan

    Concudan Still Chargin Staff Member Administrator

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    Wasn't it against YOUR SAN DIEGO CHARGERS?


    *hides*
     
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  7. wrbanwal

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    My Bolts were checked out years before that
     
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  8. DFWBoltFan

    DFWBoltFan Where am I?

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    I used to watch it religiously - for any rabid NFL fan, it was a great program (most everything on HBO is well produced) to get behind the scenes of training camp and look into the lives of the players/coaches both on and off the football field. I always enjoyed watching the jokes they would play on the rookies, or some of the talent shows that would take place in team meetings for a little fun. It was always tough watching players get cut and seeing their dreams shattered, however, that is the reality for any professional sport. Huge number of seriously talented players, with limited spots available. I haven't watched in the last few years as my interest in the NFL has been waning.

    Might be curious to watch this year to see if Baker Mayfield will turn into the next Johnny Manziel. How many damn first round draft pick QB's has that organization gone through that turned out to be busts? It's mind boggling. Have a bit of personal history with that as my brother-in-law is related to Tim Couch - I have a signed football and commemorative bottle of Maker's Mark which I would gladly trade anyone for a ham sammich. :D
     
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  9. SDRay

    SDRay RIP SD Chargers..F the LA Chargers, Go Irish Staff Member Administrator Podcaster

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    Sure was! San Diego "No longer Super" Chargers
     
  10. Old School SD Fan

    Old School SD Fan View from the King's balcony!

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    Well, the NFL is smart enough not to shine any spotlights on the tragedy in Carson. When they go with the zero interest Browns, though? Wierd.
     
  11. Gill Man

    Gill Man Inaugural San Diego Charger Fan Since 1962 FUDEAN Staff Member Moderator

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    I think a good move re: the Brownies. They are like the Cubbies of football right now (I mean the old hapless cubbies). So fans can sort of relate to em like the loveable losers they are. I think fans LOVE an underdog and would love to see CLE turn it around and finally win something for once. I'd rather see them win than a hell of a lot of other teams. Whether I would personally take any time to support the effing NFL and watch one of their programs used to generate marketing interest is a whole different matter. EFF the NFL.
     
  12. Chaincrusher

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    I do not watch the show, but I always thought that they took a team with a losing record that had a bunch of fringe players that most people never knew anything about that would struggle to make a weak team.

    The Chargers are very close to the opposite of that with multiple position units declared by PFF to be the best in the entire NFL as we head into the 2018 season. The Chargers are poised to make a deep playoff run in the upcoming 2018 season. That does not sound like a Hard Knocks kind of scenario to me.

    Numerous players that do not make the Chargers will simply be picked up by other teams this season, making those teams better, but also making for a less compelling story line as to those players when compared to players of other teams who, when released, will not have a career in the NFL.
     

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