Rams coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t expect his team to be the subject of this year’s Hard Knocks.
“I think it’s unlikely,” Fisher told the Post-Dispatch. “We are eligible, but I think it’s highly unlikely they’d ask us to do it. I think this organization has a right to go through training camp with some normalcy.”
The NFL can force a team to appear on Hard Knocks if it hasn’t been on the show in the last 10 years, hasn’t made the playoffs in the last two years and doesn’t have a first-year head coach. That means the Rams are one of the eight teams that can be forced to do it, along with the Cardinals, Bills, Bears, Jaguars, Giants, Raiders and Steelers.
When the Rams drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, it led to some calls for the Rams to appear on the show. But Sam has scrapped plans for his own reality show, and if Fisher gets his way, he won’t be on the NFL’s annual reality show, either.