Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is a Hard Knocks fan — just as long as some other team is on.
The Seahawks were approached about appearing on Hard Knocks and said no, and Carroll said on NFL Network Friday that’s because the show would get in the way of the work he has to do at training camp.
“That’s just not going to suit what we’re trying to get done here,” Carroll said. “I think it’s a great show. I love watching it. I loved Rex [Ryan], and when the Bengals — I love those kinds of shows. I look forward to seeing it. But I just don’t want to put that in the middle of our process. We’re trying to win football games and hopefully we can entertain that way, not on the show. That’s not our style.”
That seems to be the emerging consensus among NFL coaches: Hard Knocks may be a good show, but that doesn’t mean they want cameras and microphones in every one of their meeting rooms during training camp. Time is running out for HBO to find a coach willing to deal with the distractions of making good TV.