With everything going on in the U.S. (and the world), this year's training camp has been quite peculiar to say the least. For the Los Angeles Rams, the fact they're one of two teams being filmed by HBO Sports' “Hard Knocks” isn't helping the cause.
In fact, head coach Sean McVay isn't too thrilled with the all the lenses following him around.
“I got a couple of robo cameras following me right now. I have zero privacy” the Rams coach said, per Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network.
HBO's crew have been sent to the new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to shadow different players and characters from both the Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers. They will be the main subjects of this year's “Hard Knocks” series.
The multi-awarded series is set to capture the drama and excitement brought about by the teams preparations. It will also be giving fans an in-depth intro to the newly launched complex that houses both franchises.
Sean McVay might have been speaking too soon when he expressed his excitement and delight about the opportunity to be part of the series a few months back. Earlier in June, the Rams head coach said that he is looking forward to being part of this year's series.
“Hard Knocks always offers a rare opportunity for our fans to see our players' hard work to prepare for the season, as well as gives them a peek behind the curtain to observe these guys off the field, too. This year will be special because the show will also get an unprecedented look at SoFi Stadium, Stan Kroenke's vision for professional football in L.A.” McVay said.
Unfortunately for the Rams' chief, things aren't going as smoothly as expected. You would understand how difficult it might be to be as discreet as possible in terms of strategies and other private matters discussed during training camps with a full film crew following you the entire time. Moreover, with all the controversies surrounding this upcoming season, having cameras around sure isn't helping.