The annual HBO series “Hard Knocks” is very popular around the football world. It follows a specific team around throughout training camp and the preseason. The initial idea here was to give fans inside access as to what happens behind the scenes.
Though, as the show itself continues to be popular, more and more teams are coming out against the possibility of being featured in it.
The Tennessee Titans have now joined that list.
“I just think that’s an unnecessary distraction for us,” head coach Mike Mularkey said on 104.5 The Zone in Nashville on Wednesday. “I’m not sure how that it will pan out. If that’s the case and we have to do that, we’ll do it. But we’re not going to volunteer.”
As Mularkey notes there, it’s not up to the team to decide who is featured. That’s left up to studio producers and the National Football League itself.
Tennessee joins the Cleveland Browns as teams that have come out against starring in the show.
Unfortunately for both Mularkey and Jackson, possibilities are limited to teams that don’t have first-year head coaches. That eliminates a good 20 percent of the field from consideration. In fact, the Titans are said to be one of only eight teams eligible for the show.
It will be interesting to see who is picked for this “honor.” Our money at this point is on the Browns.