The Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. That's the list of teams that have participated in HBO's series Hard Knocks since its inauguration in 2001, and it seems that no other franchise in the NFL wants to join them.
Speaking at the combine yesterday, Jacksonville Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said that if they were selected to appear on the show then they "would try to defer."
A number of people have come out and said in the past that the cameras shouldn't be in the locker room during pre-season or any time at.
Bengals linebacker James Harrison was particularly vocal in his hatred for the perceived intrusion. When the Hard Knocks crew rocked up in Cincy this past summer, the veteran would refuse to talk with the cameras present.
And it seems like Caldwell would do the same...
“But it wouldn’t be an ideal situation for us. We take a lot of pride in our culture and we’re very particular on who we bring into the organization," he said to NBCsports. "So we’ve been able to build a lot of trust from our coaching staff to our players and they know, our players know we have their best interests at heart. It’s hard to build trust with cameras omnipresent.”
The Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers are the other teams in the mix to appear on the show and i'm sure they all feel the same way as the Jags.