The Atlanta Falcons are the team that is going to featured on HBO’s original series Hard Knocks. This news comes on the heels of the Browns opting out of doing the show, with coach Mike Pettine wanting to get some time under his belt before allowing camera crews to intrude.
Are the Falcons going to be entertaining? They have plenty of veterans including Roddy White, Steven Jackson, and the newly acquired Devin Hester. There’s also first round pick Jake Matthews, who is taking part in his first training camp. and is sure to be the victim of some rookie hazing.
Personally, I hope Mike Smith shines during this series. He looks like the kind of guy that could blow a gasket and make a lot of people laugh if things aren’t going so well during camp. Let’s be honest though, the Falcons aren’t a lock to provide good television. No one will be fully satisfied by this series until the Browns are on it, and Johnny Manziel is filmed slamming back beers with Drake in Vegas, while ignoring Mike Pettine’s texts to please fly home.