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Joe Philbin not worried about giving anything away on Hard Knocks


Dolphins coach Joe Philbin doesn’t think having his team profiled on Hard Knocks this year will be a training camp distraction. Then again, Philbin doesn’t know exactly what to expect from Hard Knocks, because he’s never even seen it.

Philbin told Mike Florio, filling in as the host this week on the Dan Patrick Show, that the presence of NFL Films cameras for the upcoming HBO reality show hasn’t been a problem, and he’s not worried about giving anything away because the show focuses more on personalities than on Xs and Os.

“Up to this point, four or five days into training camp, it’s gone pretty smoothly,” Philbin said. “They’re not interested in producing a show where they want to know what we’re doing against an empty formation and when the back motions out of the backfield and creates a three by one. That’s my understanding, the people who watch Hard Knocks aren’t interested in that.”

Philbin said the impact of Hard Knocks has been “literally none” so far in training camp, and he said he doesn’t know much about the show because he’s too busy coaching football at this time of year to be watching TV.

“I’ve never seen one of them yet,” Philbin said. “I told the team this spring, maybe 20 years from now we’ll have a reunion and it’ll be fun to sit there and watch Hard Knocks together. But right now we’ve got work to do and that’s what we’re doing.”

For the rest of us, Hard Knocks should be an entertaining inside look at Philbin’s team, starting next Tuesday.

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4 Responses to “Joe Philbin not worried about giving anything away on Hard Knocks”
  1. sod61 says: Jul 30, 2012 1:58 PM

    Better check HBO employees to make sure they are not already on Patriot’s payroll. Belicheat will want to see as much of Miami’s new offense as he can.

  2. Buttsnake says: Jul 30, 2012 2:18 PM

    That’s because nobody will be watching

  3. 8drinkminimum says: Jul 30, 2012 2:41 PM

    After seeing how training camps have been run by Wanny, Cameron and Sparano the changes under Philbin are great.

    No one hardly stands around and the pace is crisp. Offensive work (and we need it) has the first and second teams alternating snaps within seconds. The system also forces all players hoping to stick to get in shape quickly.

    Work stoppage or not our team hasn’t been in game shape in September for a few years.

  4. wheresmyjuice says: Jul 31, 2012 1:39 AM

    I’m going to miss Joe up in GB, but I may have a new favorite AFC team.

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