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HBO will be hard pressed to find an NFL team to do "Hard Knocks" series

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Jul 31, 2009; Georgetown, KY, USA; Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) signs autographs for fans as HBO camera crew from Hard Knocks films during training camp at Georgetown College. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Usually NFL teams are scrambling to be the first in line to appear on the HBO series “Hard Knocks”.  The in-depth look at a team during the show’s episodes may be what is scaring potential suitors off.

ProFootballTalk.com reported that HBO is wanting to find a team by a deadline of June 1.  Under the current circumstances, that might be wishful thinking.

PFT also reported that the release of the Gregg Williams audio secretly taped by filmmaker Sean Pamphilon before the 2012 NFC Divisional Game in San Francisco could be another factor in teams shying away.

I actually touched on this not long after Pamphilon made the “couragious decision”(it took 3 months mind you) to release the audio tapes in the heat of the New Orleans Saints “bounty” investigation.

Pamphilon did what no other person has done before.  That is simply to drive a wedge between the players and the media that covers them.  In essence, he killed the golden goose.

Teams now are even more cautious than before about letting any person with recording equipment of any kind around the players or their facilities.  The unprecedented access is becoming less and less.

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  • larryjames836

    HBO don’t know team want to be recorded you guys cannot be trusted everybody talked about the Saints and how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should do away with the Saints. How they all done put they foot in they mouths all 31 teams are afriad of Roger Goodell as long as the New Orleans Saints neck were in the noose all the people’s were happy. When all 31 teams just needed to stand up for the Saints when they know all teams play the same kind of games pay-to-performance you can’t hurt one team without the others in the same boat. In 2012 season the eyes not going to be on the Saints Goodell eyes going to be on someone else Saints can walk around with they chest out and head up because the laughter going to be on someone else but remember you guys said Goodell is doing the right thing to the Saints. So you 31 teams watch the hangman one of you guys might be next.