Bucs turn down 'Hard Knocks'

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  1. Allstar

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    Bucs turn down 'Hard Knocks'

    By Pat Yasinskas

    TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have declined the opportunity to be the team featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer, the team announced Monday on its Facebook page.


    Yasinskas The Bucs made a smart choice to focus their attention on the field instead of becoming the focus of "Hard Knocks," Pat Yasinskas writes. Blog

    As far back as March, the Bucs were considered to be a strong candidate to be profiled in the annual reality show that provides an in-depth look at a team during training camp.

    The Bucs, who failed to sell out a home game this season, pondered how the exposure on "Hard Knocks" might help them.

    The team also weighed the possible negatives and distractions that could come with being featured so prominently. Last year, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan stirred controversy by using profanity while his team was featured on the show.

    A Buccaneers team official said the team ultimately decided it wants to keep the focus on the field this season, but said "Hard Knocks" could be a possibility in 2012.

    Pat Yasinskas covers the NFC South for ESPN.com.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=6556143

    Wonder where the Texans are on the list. I know McNair wants it.
     
  2. CloakNNNdagger

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    Who would watch the Texans? Controversy drives the program. Who is our Ochocinco? Who is our Rex Ryan? Possible "feel good" stories are all the Texans have to offer. McNair wants the "exposure" to show how his team is "on the right track." He feels that this will increase revenues and the value of the franchise. How bout doing the same by putting together a "winner" rather than using smoke and mirrors to create perennial "wanna be's." Watching grass grow on Hard Knocks would be a monumental "Hard Sell" to anyone other than Texans fans.
     
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    True.

    But then again, who would watch the Bucs?
     
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    Good for them. They've got more important things to do, like get ready to play football.
    I thought Ryan showed off what a fat-azz jerk he was last year, and the whole world would have agreed, except that he coached for a team in the NYC market which of course approved of him because he is in NYC which is the nations media capital. It's beyond me why a guy is so popular because he repeadedly used the F-word & MF-words. He sounded like some puzz who always needed and then pretended to be a tough guy.
    Then there was the foot fetish thing, which frankly was a little more interesing, but what's that got to do with football ? If getting kinky is your thing, they've got a cable-network which has a production called "Taboo".
    Check it out if your so inclined ?
     
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    Everyone would watch the Bucs. I have heard rumors about Raheem Morris. I hear he's an amazingly charming, driven guy with a real leadership personality. From what I hear, he has that "it" factor that wins people over immediately, which somewhat explains how they're re-building so quickly. I know someone who didn't get it either, but then ended up in the same room with him at an event and met him briefly and saw clearly what was driving the Bucs: Their coach.

    Meanwhile, down on Kirby Drive, we have Gary Kubiak...
     
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    Exactly. Put all that energy into doing a real evalutation of your coach and general manager instead of worrying about being on a tv show. Take a hard look around the league and investigate why many NFL teams can rebuild and make the playoffs in a few short years.

    Don't those things, more than anything, will raise the value of this franchise.
     
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    Somewhere between USC and Katy High School.

    They would easily be behind UT and TAMU as well. No desire from anyone to see the Texans on Hard Knocks.
     
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    HBO thought someone would, because we turned it down in '09.
     


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    Problem is it that doesn't work everytime. He has had one winning season. Let's see what he does the next four to five years. I remember my buddy telling how he thought that Herm Edwards was gonna take the Chiefs to the Super Bowl after he watched hard knocks a couple years ago.
     
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    I'll watch that show no matter which team is on.

    If they can make the Bengals interesting, then they can make anybody compelling.

    As a fan, I'd love to see the Texans get a season. None of us have any idea of how McNair really runs the team.
     
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    Exactly. That show is awesome regardless of what team is picked. The Texans were already at the top of the list at one point, so why not now?

    Im thinking it wouldnt hurt our FA hunt if we were selected as the team prior to signings being allowed. How about Aso coming in to lead our young secondary as a storyline? Or to see the best WR in the game and his relentless work ethics and how he really ticks behind the scene? Cushing is fun to watch no matter. Mario Williams switching to OLB? The new coaching staff on the defensive side of the ball and that transition overall? David Anderson and his humor. Arian Foster is an interesting character not to mention the returning rushing champ. Demeco, Barwin, and Tates recoverys. Fringe players? Kareem Jackson trying to prove himself after his rookie season,etc,etc,etc....
     
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    Hmm. Ok. But tell me this: What has Gary Kubiak done in SIX seasons?
     
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    I would not want the Texans on the show especially at this point in time. That would be just what the doctor ordered for typical Mcnair. Them being on the show would pretty much be enough success for him for that entire season and he'd be so proud of his classy organization whether we had a great season or a bad season. I don't think the Texans need any distraction like that any how.
     
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    Lol!!! I never mentioned Gary Kubiak once. I am just saying that just because you are a fiery coach, doesn't mean you are going to be succesfull. And it goes vice versa.
     
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    It should be

    AFC MIAMI

    NFC Lions
     
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    I'd love to either see the Raiders (obviously a bit biased) or the Lions on Hard Knocks. Both teams are fairly young and are a few pieces away from being playoff worthy. I seriously doubt Al Davis would let it happen though, I think he was approached previously by HBO and shot them down then...don't see it being any different this time around.
     
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    Being a team filmed for "Hard Knocks" can be very traumatic experience. I understand why McSmithiak would want nothing to do with it.:texans:
     
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    Especially for a lower eschelon team, where each episode could act as a basis for some good SNL material, rather than the beginning of the generating of admiration.
     
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    Can extrapolate this piece on the Lions to the Texans.

     

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