The Miami Dolphins have agreed to do the HBO series “Hard Knocks” calling it a “football decision”. For the Dolphins, the publicity is something that they desperately need. Especially if the publicity turns to a positive.
“We’re excited that NFL Films and HBO has chosen the Miami Dolphins to appear on Hard Knocks,” Philbin said, via the video box on the right rail of the site. “I want you to know a couple things about the decision. Number one, it was a football decision. It was made by the football operations staff. Our owner, [Stephen Ross], supported our decision but in no way, shape, or form forced us to make this decision.”
The move by HBO and the Dolphins will surely meet with enough mainstream media to low-hype the decision. Already on PFT subtle shots have been taken. More will likely follow as the Dolphins have become the media’s whipping boy over the last few seasons.
For Dolphins fans this is a great opportunity to see Dolphins players in action and get to know the new coaches up close and personal. Fans will get an opportunity to see the team prepare for the 2012 season regardless of where they live, and they get to do so without being relegated to sit beneath the scorching hot south Florida sun.
Keep an eye out for the premier later this year.
“On the 40th anniversary of the greatest season in NFL history – Don Shula’s perfect ’72 Dolphins – it is perfectly fitting that Hard Knocks is heading to Miami to capture the start of a new era for one of the league’s proudest teams,” said NFL Films president Steve Sabol. “After Hard Knocks’ hiatus last summer, I know our team at NFL Films can’t wait to get back on the field.”