On Monday, a report emerged that the Buccaneers are the leading candidates to land on HBO’s Hard Knocks.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells us that, in reality, the Bucs are one of several candidates for the assignment.
Other candidates aren’t currently known. In 2010, the Texans reportedly were interested, before the assignment went to the Jets. Other teams that could be interested, in our estimation, are the Seahawks, the Dolphins (if the owner has any say in it), the Broncos (given the extreme openness of the organization since John Elway’s return), the Cowboys (duh), possibly the 49ers.
And of course the Jets.
Of course, there’s a chance that this year’s version of Hard Knocks will consist of the chosen team’s head coach and the G.M. playing Madden 12 in an empty locker room.
Actually, watching Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum play Madden would be more interesting than plenty of the stuff already on TV.