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Falcons latest team to decline Hard Knocks

Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:27 pm
Edited on: May 23, 2011 6:58 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Over the weekend, Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff indicated that his team might be ready for the HBO Hard Knocks spotlight. Dimitroff said the club turned down the opportunity two years ago but may respond differently if approached again.

That different response won’t come in 2011. Falcons coach Mike Smith told NFL Network’s Scott Hanson that the team had internal discussions about the possibility but came to the decision not to do it.

Lately, it seems like turning down Hard Knocks has become as popular as watching Hard Knocks. The Buccaneers and Lions have both said no, thanks. The Broncos are not interested. No one has mentioned the Patriots, Colts or Steelers, but we’ll assume that the old “when Hell freezes over” cliché applies to the likelihood of them participating. And, sadly for all fans, the Jets have indicated that they do not wish to give an encore performance.

Maybe these rejections won’t matter, anyway. After all, Hard Knocks is based on the assumption that training camps will be held.

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Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 24, 2011 9:43 am
 

Falcons latest team to decline Hard Knocks

Add the Giants to the list (NY Daily News) Real franshises want nothing to do with this show. Giants said (after the Jets did it last year).. something like: we were more concerened about football than being a tv soap opera.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:10 pm
 

Falcons latest team to decline Hard Knocks

Great choice for Hard Knocks would be Houston Texans

Only team never to make playoffs has a fanbase getting impatient with Kubiak
They played in a ton of close games last year losing many in heartbreaking fashion
Surprise rushing leader Arian Foster
Superstars Andre Johnson and Mario Williams
Star returning from injury DeMeco Ryans
Star coming off suspension Brian Cushing



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