The Los Angeles Rams first training camp, since leaving L.A. in 1994, will be displayed on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
“Hard Knocks” begins its’ 11th season on Tuesday, Aug 9. The hour long show airs every Tuesday after that, until the Sept. 6 finale.
Kevin Damoff, Rams chief operating officer, said it seemed like a good time to show people the Rams players and franchise as they transition into the No. 2 national market, according the Los Angeles Times.
He said the franchise believes this can help the team get off to a successful start.
The show critically acclaimed series centers focuses on training camp. Traditional story lines include roster cuts, battle for starting positions and star players’ antics. Previous franchises featured include the Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. The last six teams featured on the series improved or equaled their win record from the previous year.
However, this year is already being shot. The series plans to document the Rams relocation unlike any other franchise that transitioned into a new market.
Some developing Rams story lines to watch in the Emmy award winning show:
- Head coach Jeff Fisher back in his native Los Angeles
- Battle for the starting quarterback position between Nick Foles and Case Keenum
- Development of second year running back Todd Gurley
- Characters like Aaron Donald, Alec Ogletree and Robert Quinn on defense
- Can Greg Robinson prove his worth as the 2014 No. 2 pick?
The 30-man crew will shoot more than 15,000 hours of film which will turn into five episodes.
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