Don't Expect To See The Other Ohio Team On Hard Knocks

The Cincinnati Bengals are embracing the opportunity to showcase their franchise on Hard Knocks, a series from NFL Films that documents a team’s experiences at training camp.
The other NFL team headquartered in Ohio would rather embrace a radioactive cactus.
“For me personally, I’d rather have less cameras in the meeting room,” Browns coach Eric Mangini says, according to James Walker of ESPN.com.
And it’s no surprise.  Mangini has the same top-secret mindset that characterizes men like Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, and Scott Pioli.  No franchise with which any of those guys ever are associated will ever allow extra access to their training camps.
It’s not the five hours of tape that make it to the air.  It’s the 995 hours that end up initially on the cutting room floor, and then potentially in the hands of one of the 31 enemies that each NFL franchise has.
UPDATE:  In response to the commenters insisting that Parcells allowed the Cowboys to appear on Hard Knocks during his time in Dallas, he didn’t.  The ‘Boys participated once before Parcells arrived, and once after he left.

38 responses to “Don't Expect To See The Other Ohio Team On Hard Knocks

  1. Yeah, but at least 450 of those 995 hours on the cutting room floor will be great shots of Mangini staring out the bus window at the countryside looking pensive.

  2. “Mangini has the same top-secret mindset that characterizes men like Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, and Scott Pioli. No franchise with which any of those guys ever are associated will ever allow extra access to their training camps.”
    Really, you must have a short memory, because I recall a certain man-bra wearing guy by the name of Bill Parcells on Hard Knocks a couple of years ago while he was the head coach of the Dall-Ass CowGirls…….
    I know you smoke the herb due to your cataracts, but I think the fuzzy memory side effects is hampering your “job”….

  3. Mangini has more sigificant commonalities with Mike Brown than he has with Belichick, Parcells or Pioli…

  4. I wasn’t initially in favor of Mangini taking over the Browns, except that I knew he would, at least, bring some discipline to a team that needed it badly. I have continued to be impressed with his choices, his methods and that he doesn’t needlessly promote himself publicly…including keeping the press guessing (and the New Yawkers bitching…).
    But the Bungles?
    They feel the need to showcase their collection of felons? Great. But pardon me if I choose not to watch. You can see the same faces on the wall of the post office…

  5. good nobody wants to see more of the browns. and nobody wants to see mangini either. win-win situation for fans

  6. haha, well done FookFlorio!
    how can you recall something that never existed? maybe YOU are tokin a little too much…
    EPIC fail.

  7. SoCal Bengal — A very true statement. Mangini and Mike Brown also share common personality traits with Fidel Castro.
    DavidInTexas — You are a dolt. Shut up with the felon remarks and quit living in 2006. It’s summer 2009, get a clue.

  8. Mangini has the same top-secret mindset that characterizes men like Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, and Scott Pioli. No franchise with which any of those guys ever are associated will ever allow extra access to their training camps.
    ——
    oh dear lord, please do not put Mangini in the same sentence as Parcells, Belichick or Pioli. Those guys have all earned the respect and admiration they get from their players and colleagues and they have the resumes to back it up.
    Forget the secrecy around his teams…what has Mangini ever done to warrant inclusion in that group?

  9. Florio…if you think that NFL films and Steve Sabol would violate the trust that has been given them for this series then you are crazy.
    Knowing how teams are it is no great stretch to imagine that something Legal will be inserted in any agreement regarding anything of a classified nature.
    Um, you are a lawyer, yes?
    I would have like to see Shaun Rogers lay a nice head butt on Mangenius though,
    but it looks like we won’t get to see that ever.

  10. @ ClevelandSucks aka Philly Sewer Rat
    I was thinking…why not call yourself ‘ClevelandSewerRat’? It would be more appropriate considering who’s running the show there. Just a thought…

  11. Ohio has 2 teams because Western Pennsylvania and Ohio are the birthplace of pro football (i believe) Thats why the HOF is also in Ohio. Pennsylvania is also where MOST of the best QB’s came from.

  12. “But the Bungles?
    They feel the need to showcase their collection of felons? Great. But pardon me if I choose not to watch. You can see the same faces on the wall of the post office… ”
    We have the same amount of fellons as NE less then JAcksonville and San Diego so what the hell are you talkin about….YOu live in texas and I guarantee BOTH of those Texas teams take some ass kickins in 09′ ENJOY!
    “How the hell does Ohio have 2 NFL teams?!”
    So what team you root for??? Does your city have a team or do you claim a team in a city YOU DONT live in??? Haters man I tell ya and the HATERS will be even more mad when we kick ass this year 09….Going to be a fun year and even defaultsteelerflorio may get a little agitated….LOL

  13. Do the bengals really have more felons on their roster than any of the other 31 NFL teams? The answer is no. The criminal records of cincys players isn’t the problem. The issue since 1991 has been a lack of “commitment to winning” by an owner that has no business running a professional sports franchise. GET EDUCATED.

  14. Hey Cleveland Browns Fans,
    You guys think that you got over on the Bucs so bad with that K2 trade…
    But HOW DO YOU LIKE IT WHEN THE MAGIC SEND PRINCE JAMES HOME EARLY?????
    -Sincerely,
    FLORIDA

  15. “How the hell does Ohio have 2 NFL teams?! ”
    Maybe because it is one of the most populated states in the country? Just a guess.

  16. Bored Mark says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    How the hell does Ohio have 2 NFL teams?!
    Because Ohio has the 7th largest populated state in the US. Of the six that have more than Ohio, Ill., is the only state to only have one football team. I would sumize the reason they don’t have anoother one is, Notre Dame, is so close to the border.

  17. Ohio also has produces a high number of college and NFL players, so yes, Ohio deserves more than one team, d bag.

  18. Bored Mark says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 12:01 pm
    How the hell does Ohio have 2 NFL teams?! DID someone just wake up?

  19. ClevelandSucks aka Philly Sewer Rat says:
    June 2nd, 2009 at 11:24 am
    The secret is out…the Browns suck!!!
    Hey it’s Sewer Rat everyone! I just read a post about you the other day. Something about a ten year old Sears catalog. The Rat family must be very proud!

  20. The footage that ends up not being used in the show is locked in the NFL Films vault, you dumb shit. It’s not spread out to the other teams like party favors. What an idiotic comment, Florio.

  21. Any team that gets this type of publicity is doomed to fail. Football is a closed door sport and when you put the added pressure of being on TV to any team, they will fail.

  22. The Patriots should be the next team to do, rumor is that they love video cameras.

  23. Florio, do you honestly believe Steve Sabol has some secret wish to doom NFL Films by selling out a team that has granted him carte blanche access? That’s the most tortured logic of any thought process I’ve ever seen.

  24. JimmySmith says:
    The Patriots should be the next team to do, rumor is that they love video cameras.
    —————–
    A very underwhelming effort, even by your embarrassingly pathetic standards.
    Yet another 1 rating for you.

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