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Jacksonville Jaguars Interested In Appearing On HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

New Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan knows that he needs to create a buzz around his franchise if he wants to succeed in a small market.

So it comes as no surprise that the Jaguars have told the producers of the HBO television show ‘Hard Knocks’ that they are interested in being the subject of this year’s edition, according to Adam Schein of

The question is whether or not HBO is interested in the Jaguars?

My guess is that a team that is coming off of a 5-11 and has missed the playoffs for the last four seasons with no identifiable stars outside of running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not exactly excite a national audience in the way that HBO is looking for when it picks a team to follow this summer.

The Jaguars should be interested in the national exposure that appearing on ‘Hard Knocks’ brings, but their chances of actually appearing on the show this year should be considered slim at best.

There have been other teams that have already been approached by HBO about appearing on the show this year. Most of those teams are coming off of successful seasons in which their team reached the playoffs.

Most are hoping that the New York Jets and their new back-up quarterback Tim Tebow will be on the show for the second time in three years, but head coach Rex Ryan is against the idea of appearing on the show again.

HBO has also shown interest in following the Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens.