Saints Escape Hard Knocks, HBO Show Chooses Another Team
Rumors begin running wild a month ago that the Saints were preparing to involuntarily appear HBO's 11th season of Hard Knocks.
Hard Knocks is a documentary 5 episode show that follows an NFL team through training camp and preseason, up until the final roster cut to 53 players.
HBO announced today the show will feature the Los Angeles Rams. Saints head coach Sean Payton must be relieved.
Payton has made it abundantly clear in the past he wants no part of the show.
“I said this once at the start of my career, I’ll never be videotaped releasing a player," said Payton at his end of season press conference. "I don’t find it appropriate.”
Players attempting to make the roster before ultimately being cut is a major part of the series. HBO tells a personal story of a player and their quest to make it in the NFL, as well as covering star players, training camp antics, and a behind the scenes look at training camp and preseason.