The Jacksonville Jaguars figure to have one of the more intriguing training camps of the 32 NFL franchises with tons of new faces competing for roster spots, but do not expect to see any of that drama show up on the popular HBO series “Hard Knocks.”
When asked on Thursday about the possibility of appearing on the show that chronicles a team through the grind of training camp and the preseason, new Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said that he was not interested in having the distraction. It makes sense that Bradley would not want to deal with the constant presence of television cameras in his first summer as a head coach and subject his very young roster to the distraction of being under the microscope that is “Hard Knocks.”
However, Bradley may not have a choice when it comes to the cameras, as Jaguars owner Shad Khan has expressed interest in the past in having his team featured on the popular television show. Khan threw the Jaguars name into the hat last offseason and said that having the exposure of “Hard Knocks” would help generate a buzz around his franchise.
This offseason, however, Khan has said that he was going to defer all football decisions to the guys he hired to run the team, but a decision like this is more of a business decision although it certainly has an effect on the football side of the franchise. With that being said it will be interesting to see if Khan once again defers to the football decision makers if the opportunity to appear on “Hard Knocks” presents itself.
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