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Almost killed the series
metalrox_2000 from United States
10 September 2010
Thankfully, the grittiness returned after the Chiefs series. The
version of Hard Knocks is quite easy the worst and least interesting of
the entire series.
Maybe because then head coach Herm Edwards didn't like swearing, or
maybe NFL films just had too much influence, the swear words got left
on the cutting room floor, even during the prime time showings.
There were not the personalities, and way too much time was spent on
then running back Larry Johnson's hold out. At least in previous
seasons, the Cowboys and Ravens featured players who were interesting.
This Chiefs team had zero personalities.
Thankfully, HBO rebounded this past year with the New York Jets,
perhaps producing the best of the entire Hard Knocks series. It's quite
easy to laugh off or ignore the pre-season games. It's quite easy to
say that they don't really count. However, one thing all of the hard
knocks series has had are the scenes in which a football player is
summoned to "meet the Turk". It's the time they are told to grab their
play books, and follow someone. Look at it this way, you're actually
seeing someone lose their job. A real job, not some celebrity
apprentice show. Dreams come crashing down. Sad thing is, this is the
last time many of these players will put on a NFL uniform.
Its easy to say that those are the moments that one questions, just how
meaningless are the pre-season games to the dreamers?
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