Chalk up another no vote for being on this year’s edition of Hard Knocks.
According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans turned down an invitation to be on the show this year. As a team coming off their first playoff appearance in history and a playoff win over the Bengals with designs on more this season, it is easy to see why the Texans would be an appealing choice for the program.
No one from the Texans has commented on the report. On Twitter, McClain called Gary Kubiak “about as private a coach as you’ll find” by way of explaining why the Texans passed on the opportunity.
That’s pretty much what Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said on PFT Live on Wednesday about why the Redskins aren’t interested in appearing on the show. The Falcons, Jets and 49ers have also fallen out of the running for the show in recent weeks. The Jaguars are the one team that has publicly expressed their desire to have cameras at training camp, but there’s no sign yet that Blaine Gabbert will be beamed into our homes via HBO this summer.