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Mike Smith hinted at Hard Knocks assignment at Scouting Combine


On Thursday, the NFL announced that the Falcons will be the subject of this year’s edition of Hard Knocks.  Four months ago, Falcons coach Mike Smith didn’t exactly close the door on the possibility.

“[Owner] Arthur [Blank] and [G.M.] Thomas [Dimitroff] and I have had a number of discussions on it,” Smith told PFT at the Scouting Combine regarding the possibility of doing Hard Knocks. “I think that we are in agreement in terms of what we would want portrayed and not portrayed and I think that would probably be a big factor would be in Hard Knocks’ court not our court.”

So would the Falcons do Hard Knocks under the right circumstances?

“Again, I would never say never in the NFL,” Smith said.

The Falcons said something far different than “never” to Hard Knocks.  All that remains to be seen is whether come September they say, “Never again.”

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7 Responses to “Mike Smith hinted at Hard Knocks assignment at Scouting Combine”
  1. jjb0811 says: Jun 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    The Falcons bit the bullet for the other teams. It’s pretty clear that the GM’s & coaches don’t like the intrusive nature of the show. BUT Goodell does; so he gets what he wants regardless of what others think or feel.

  2. joeflaccoallday says: Jun 12, 2014 2:58 PM

    Good one. Not.

  3. patsbrat says: Jun 12, 2014 3:05 PM

    Too bad we miss out on Tony G.

  4. dzor22 says: Jun 12, 2014 3:34 PM

    Maybe the Falcons will get some of the Saints’ fluffy officiating in return for biting the big one for the commish.

  5. mackcarrington says: Jun 12, 2014 4:12 PM

    A team of very little interest or intrigue, or interesting or intriguing players. Blah.

  6. mrtullymars says: Jun 12, 2014 5:35 PM

    This appearance on Hard Knocks is Arthur Blank’s way of kissing up to Roger Goodell before bidding on a Superbowl next year. You help me out, I’ll help you. Goodell is a politician.

  7. schrutebeetfarms says: Jun 12, 2014 7:33 PM

    who cares

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