Now that the draft has ended, the next phase of the NFL calendar includes this annual topic: Who’ll be on HBO’s Hard Knocks?
While the news typically unfolds with teams saying they definitely don’t want to do it, the first team to mention the show this year hasn’t ruled it out. Specifically, Chargers first-year G.M. Tom Telesco declined to close the door on the possibility in an interview with XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego.
“I love watching that show,” Telesco said, “and NFL Films does an incredible job with it, they really do. As far as would we do it? We’ll see. I don’t foresee that this year. It’s gonna be a whole new training camp, with a new front office, new coaching staff. It’s something we may think about, but I don’t think it’s gonna happen this year.”
Telesco called it “great TV” and pointed to the “curiosity” factor. He also acknowledged that watching it gives him an idea as to how other teams operate. “Anything you can do to try to help yourself, I’m all for,” Telesco said.
That’s an argument against opening training camp to cameras and microphones, but it seems that every year at least one NFL team want to be the team that goes under the microscope. It doesn’t sound like the Chargers will be that team in 2013, but the Chargers could be in the future.
So who would you like to see on the show this year? Start making your case in the comments.