The Cleveland Browns were announced today to be this years featured team on HBO’s award winning mini-docu-series ‘Hard Knocks’ a show that chronicles all the weekly happenings inside of an NFL training camp.
OFFICIAL: @HBO’s Hard Knocks is coming to Cleveland
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 17, 2018
Appearing on the show hasn’t been something that most NFL teams have embraced, often catching criticism from players, coaches, and front offices for being a distraction in the locker room. Here is the statement from Browns GM John Dorsey:
And just like that, John Dorsey has been converted. Browns officially on Hard Knocks and their GM is buying in. pic.twitter.com/ZvmjPRDLuV
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 17, 2018
Following an 0-16 regular season last year and numerous off-season acquisitions including; Baker Mayfield (QB), Tyrod Taylor (QB), Jarvis Landry (WR), Carlos Hyde (RB), Nick Chubb (RB), and Denzel Ward (CB), among others.
This will be head coach Hue Jackson’s second appearance on the show, previously being a RB’s coach for the Bengals when they were the feature team in 2013.
Having not reached the playoffs since 2002, the Browns are looking to end the NFL’s longest active postseason drought.