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Dolphins brace for tonight’s Hard Knocks debut

Joe Philbin AP

For weeks, their cameras have been everywhere around Dolphins facilities, including behind closed doors of coaching offices.

Tonight, all the information they’ve harvested will be shared.

The Dolphins’ version of Hard Knocks premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on HBO,

“Am I scared? I’m scared of me on TV, yeah,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin joked, via Izzy Gould of the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. ” I’m scared of me, but I’m not scared of the information or leakage or any of that kind of stuff. I’m not even worried about that one bit, but I am worried about me.”

Philbin said he has to be mindful of the robotic camera mounted in his office, a sign of the all-access nature the NFL Films crew enjoys in Dolphins camp.

“I think we’re giving you extraordinary access to the team,” Rob Gehring, senior producer with NFL Films and the director of Hard Knocks said. “I don’t know if those are centered around surprising characters. I think it’s more you’ll get to see how the coaches talk behind closed doors. You’ll see the very beginnings of the decision making process when it comes to determining the (53-man roster). . . .

“Obviously, the quarterback battle will be a big component of the show. You’ll get to see the seeds of that.”

You’ll also get to see Lauren Tannehill, the attractive wife of rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill. And here’s a wild guess, that maybe just maybe Chad Johnson will get himself in front of a camera.

Call it a hunch.

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