And don’t forget about the vocal wide receiver Randy Moss and tight end Vernon Davis as well as the drama that could be created involving quarterback Alex Smith.
Smith was in limbo during free agency when the 49ers inquired about quarterback Peyton Manning in his search for a new team. Smith visited with several teams before decided to stay in San Francisco.
Head coach Jim Harbaugh is not Rex Ryan, but he is as confident and cocky as him. Harbaugh would really give HBO the footage that they need just by himself.
Of course they may ironically take a lesson from the Saints and don’t want any recording devices around after filmmaker Sean Pamphilon leaked audio of former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams pre-game speech.
Teams may feel that any unflattering footage or audio could be fair game when it comes to the ratings race and may decide to knock off “Hard Knocks”.