Mark Davis: Not the right time for us to do Hard Knocks

AP

With head coach Jon Gruden roaming the practice field ahead of the Raiders’ final season before moving to Las Vegas, there were plenty of people pointing to Oakland as a possible choice for Hard Knocks well before the start of the new league year.

The additions of wide receiver Antonio Brown, linebacker Vontaze Burfict, left tackle Trent Brown and others over the last couple of weeks has only led to more suggestions that they’ll be on HBO this summer. Raiders owner Mark Davis isn’t among those hoping that viewers get an inside look at the team’s training camp.

“Not this year,” Davis said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “It’s not the right time.”

The Raiders can be compelled to do the show because they don’t have a new coach, haven’t been to the playoffs in the last two years and have not done the show in the last 10 years. Davis said he told Gruden that he’d fire him and then hire him right back if the Raiders were forced into doing the show, which may not be clever enough to avoid cameras in every corner this summer.

22 responses to “Mark Davis: Not the right time for us to do Hard Knocks

  1. He doesn’t get a say in this. This poor man owner doesn’t have a choice if they get picked. What a loser

  2. Does anyone know when HBO/the NFL actually announce the team (the approximate date)?

  3. LOL Please fire him…..Then watch him renegotiate his contract to fleece the Raiders out of even more money. My god that would be awesome.

  4. It’s great hearing all the fans of other teams come comment on the Raider posts. Must mean we’re on the right track. kevo95, billswillnevermove, jbaxt, tylaw, etc, we love you guys thanks for the reassurance.

  5. It would be like watching a car accident, a freak show and three ring circus. AB needs some more Twitter followers anyway. Haha

  6. Raiders—all talk. Flat out horrible franchise that just not delivered on their outrageous promises and weak sloganeering

  7. Raiders—all talk. Flat out horrible franchise that just not delivered on their outrageous promises and weak sloganeering

  8. It will be my hard knocks. And it’s the perfect time, what is he talking about? It’s going to happen sooner than later, get it over with.

    RN

  9. Hard Knocks feasts on “not the right time.” If, Mr. Davis, you feel it is not the right time, the trust me…it’s the right time.

  10. h0metownzero says:
    March 26, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    All of a sudden Chuckie is afraid of cameras?

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    Well, it’s well known that Gruden loves mugging for the cameras and producing cliched sound bites. But that’s under controlled circumstances where he can present himself in a favorable light.

    On the other hand, he has to know that on Hard Knocks, viewers would get the low-down as to WHY as a HC he’s far below the mediocre level. Not sure if that would wake up his echo chorus of worshipers though.

  11. so what I am hearing from all these posts is quite a bit of interest in the raiders again….that was the old raiders…you either loved them or hated them…not a lot of indifference like the recent teams

  12. We want the Raiders on Hard Knocks.
    Davis doesn’t get to deny the fans what they want.

    Should make for great entertainment.

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