Browns GM John Dorsey talks about team being selected for HBO’s Hard Knocks
Through much of the NFL offseason, there had yet to be a team selected to be covered for HBO’s Hard Knocks docuseries that shows the interworkings of what goes on during the first few weeks of training camp.
On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns were chosen to be the team that is followed around by cameras this offseason. According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, general manager John Dorsey spoke highly about that opportunity for fans to see what the organization is building toward with the roster this offseason.
“Like many, I was reluctant about being the featured team on Hard Knocks but once we sat down and talked about it as an organization, I feel a lot better and understand why the time is right,” Dorsey said in a statement. “Hue [Jackson] and I both feel like this team is in a good place and that we are in the process of building something that will lead to success. Being a part of Hard Knocks will give our fans the opportunity to see how passionate the people in our building are about winning and how excited we are about getting to work and preparing for the 2018 season.”
The Browns could quickly become an intriguing team to follow with the various storylines around the team that could arise. The most obvious one deals with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield working his way into the picture for the starting job even though Tyrod Taylor has already been tabbed as the starter.
There are also other intriguing players such as Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon that could draw some attention given their ability on the field and competitive nature. There should also be increased scrutiny on the interactions that head coach Hue Jackson has with his team and how handles the quarterback situation.
Simply put, there are many different angles that can be taken with this situation that could make for an entertaining show on HBO.