Three Reasons The New Orleans Saints Should Not Do HBO's "Hard Knocks"

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HBO’s Hard Knocks is still striking out when it comes to finding a franchise that’s willing to let the camera’s in to follow their off-season activities, that of course assuming the lockout doesn’t wipe it all out.

Most recently the Minnesota Vikings turned down HBO, citing needs to address more important things like securing a new stadium. The Metrodome collapsed last winter after heavy snow accumulation on the inflatable roof.

The Vikings where the sixth team to officially say no —  the New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all declined.

Other teams names have been thrown into consideration — the Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins — among others.

The New Orleans Saints were also said to be a team targeted by Hard Knocks, but it’s anyone’s guess on if they have or wll reach out to the team to gauge their interest in participating.

Saints fans have been divided on whether thei team should do the show if offered. Some to think of it as great exposure, while others see it strictly as a distraction, but everyone seems to have an opinion.

Last month we examined some reasons as to why the Saints should do the show, in fact titled “Five Reasons The New Orleans Saints Should Do HBO’s Hard Knocks“, which stirred the pot a bit and encited some fierce debate.

It only seemed appropriate to represent the other side of the argument, this time only three reasons, and examine why the Saints should not do the show.

Some of the same reasons they should do the show ironically can be why they shouldn’t do the show, let the debate begin.

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