Thanks to some new rules from the NFL and HBO, there are eight teams in the NFL who could be forced to be on the upcoming season of Hard Knocks, which follows a franchise throughout training camp and gives fans an inside, all-access look.
One of the teams who could have their hand forced is the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the team’s general manager, Dave Caldwell, would prefer that is not the case.
“That’s a good question,” Caldwell said during an appearance on NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk at the NFL Scouting Combine. “Our reaction would be that we would try to defer.
“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. 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.”
If the Jaguars get their wish and are not on Hard Knocks, then the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills, Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers would be the other teams in the mix.