Fasano says Hard Knocks news caused “a lot of groans” in locker room

Reuters

Former Dolphins V.P. of football operations Bill Parcells would have opposed the team serving as the subject of Hard Knocks, so it should be no surprise that a “Parcells guy” would be reluctant about the assignment, too.

Tight end Anthony Fasano, a Parcells draft pick in Dallas for whom Parcells traded once the Tuna got to Miami, told Bob Papa and Ross Tucker of SiriusXM NFL Radio that Fasano wasn’t happy when he heard the news.

Fasano says plenty of his teammates weren’t, either.

“I wasn’t too thrilled to tell you the truth,” Fasano said. “I think we were informed at a team meeting and there were a lot of groans when it was announced. But we’re going to have to deal with it and try not to let it be a distraction.  But it’s going to be fun for the fans and should be interesting to see, even for some of the players, behind the scenes of the team.”

So why were there groans?

“I don’t know what kind of advantage it gives us as a football team having the show in there, and creating storylines that might not be storylines for the television show,” Fasano said. “I don’t know if it is totally accurate in some situations, that I’ve heard in the past. But just looking at it from a football standpoint and having camp be a time for our team to get ready for a season that we’re going to try to make a run at the playoffs, I don’t know how much that’s helping our team.”

Here’s how it helps the team, Tony. Because the franchise can’t get attention the old-fashioned way (you know, by winning more games than it loses), the franchise has to resort to other strategies for putting asses in all those ugly orange seats.

Or at least in half of them.

So while coach Joe Philbin called it a “football decision,” Fasano knows it wasn’t.  There’s no football reason for doing it, unless a team plans to try to fool opponents about the team’s planned strategies and techniques for the coming season.

39 responses to “Fasano says Hard Knocks news caused “a lot of groans” in locker room

  1. Yeah, but it helps other teams scout the trash… A guy like Danny Woodhead might still be trying to find a job if it wasn’t for the show. Belichick scooped him up in a minute.

  2. …the franchise has to resort to other strategies for putting asses in all those ugly orange seats.

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    Sure seems like a miami hater in the house.

    I think the orange seats are the best color in the NFL!

  3. Everyone in America groans also because the Dolphins are popwarneresque brother. Now if RG3 and the Redskins were the feature everyone in the WORLD would tune in to see the best QB of alltime prepare to dominate the NFL!

  4. Are these guys serious? What a bunch of crybaby’s. Nobody cares whether a crappy TE named Anthony Fasano is happy or not happy with the decision. Stop with all the BS. There is no competitive disadvantage. Hard Knocks isn’t going to show your playbook to the rest of the world. In reality nothing more is given away from being filmed by Hard Knocks than is given away during any pre-season or regular season game.

  5. Maybe he should work on his YAC and catching easy 3rd down passes. I cannot wait for all of those tuna hold overs to get out of Miami

  6. The show is a joke, can’t believe anyone actually watches it. Oh yeah, all you suckers paying an extra 15 bucks a month for a TV channel.

    Any team who agrees to do that show is doing a disservice to their football team as a whole.

  7. unless a team plans to try to fool opponents about the team’s planned strategies and techniques for the coming season.
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    NOW WE ARE TALKIN!!! Thats what id do.

  8. marvsleezy says:
    Jun 15, 2012 1:33 PM
    unless a team plans to try to fool opponents about the team’s planned strategies and techniques for the coming season.
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    NOW WE ARE TALKIN!!! Thats what id do.
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    Why waste practice time working on things you wouldn’t do in the season? That time could be used working on more important stuff.

  9. Fasano’s poor play at TE causes “a lot of groans” from Dolphin fans too I’m sure.

  10. How does being on TV get butts in the “ugly orange seats?”

    If you’re watching these guys on TV, the. You’re obviously not watching them in person.

    Want to try some cute little quip again? Maybe you’ll think before the next one… maybe.

  11. They should be happy, its the only time sane people will actually tune in to watch the dolphins.

  12. Last year didn’t Fasano say Dolphins Fans weren’t real fans because they didn’t blindly support everything the team was doing?

  13. How’s he gonna feel about “Chad Uh-oh Spaghettios”???

    Okay because Chad will have fewer balls than Fasano this year!!! He will because you can’t do crap anymore after Tom Curran (of all people) said that you “sucked” in a preseason game of all games and after only catching 15 balls in 2011!!! Plus, another way Fasano can catch more balls than #85 is for him to not make the team!!! There’s a damn good chance of that!!!!

  14. fasano has been much better the last year or so. I agree there is no football advantage but you have to get people in the seats somehow. And the phins aren’t going anywhere next year so it shouldn’t hurt anything

  15. “The show is a joke, can’t believe anyone actually watches it. Oh yeah, all you suckers paying an extra 15 bucks a month for a TV channel.”

    I pay the $15 bucks to see Anna Paquin’s fine @ss get naked on True Blood. Hard Knocks is just an added benny.

  16. Jun 15, 2012 2:14 PM
    How does being on TV get butts in the “ugly orange seats?”

    If you’re watching these guys on TV, the. You’re obviously not watching them in person.

    Want to try some cute little quip again? Maybe you’ll think before the next one… maybe.

    I think what Mr. Florio means is that if fans watch them on Hard Knocks, maybe they will become more interested in their team, and actually go to games. Stop trying to be smarter than the master. Jeez!!!

  17. yssupasigninnamnotyep says:Jun 15, 2012 1:31 PM

    The show is a joke, can’t believe anyone actually watches it. Oh yeah, all you suckers paying an extra 15 bucks a month for a TV channel.

    Any team who agrees to do that show is doing a disservice to their football team as a whole.

    Unlike you..most people can afford that 15 bucks a month

  18. As a huge Dallas Cowboys fan I’ve always liked Fasano and he’s right on the money with these comments, however I’ll still be planning my schedule around new episodes of Hard Knocks: South Beach

  19. All you Dolphins’ haters need to just shut the hell up and go back downstairs to your room in your mom’s basement. Bunch of a**holes!

  20. Oh hopefully the HBO crew will focus on the Fasano vs Egnew starting tight end position battle. Then, once the rookie beats him out, Anthony can go back and watch to see why he’s seeking employment elsewhere. Paying a backup tight end $3.6m in base salary isn’t a good use of team cap resources.

  21. “Here’s how it helps the team, Tony. Because the franchise can’t get attention the old-fashioned way (you know, by winning more games than it loses), the franchise has to resort to other strategies for putting asses in all those ugly orange seats.

    Or at least in half of them.”

    You mad, bro? I swear I’ve never seen so much hate for a team that went under .500 last year.

  22. Hey Fasano,

    You’ve made us fans groan every time to drop a pass, fail to get any YAC’s, and whiffing on blocks.

    I find happiness knowing you won’t be here next year.

  23. If Bill Parcells didn’t make so many dumb decisions while in Miami, the new owner wouldn’t have been stuck with such a crappy team and feel like he has to do ANYTHING to try and sell tickets.

  24. Fasano groaned because this obviously WAS NOT a football decision. It is a publicity stunt by Miami’s jackass owner.

    Ross is a complete buffoon.

  25. Fasano blows chunks so why is he even talking. I am a Dolphin fan and I can tell you the guy sucks. He needs to be sent packing.

  26. Fasano is just one of the clowns that were brought in when Tony Sparano was Head Coach. Send the guy back to whatever circus he came from. We don’t need him.

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