The Miami Dolphins have taken hard knocks for years.
That doesn't mean the club will suffer the same fate on "Hard Knocks."
A behind-the-scenes look at Miami's upcoming training camp will actually provide an ideal opportunity for the Dolphins to show they aren't as inept as nationally perceived. Thanks to HBO's editing and production nuances -- like letting teams know what's coming before it airs -- even a horrific squad like the 2007 Kansas City Chiefs wasn't totally humiliated despite their 0-4 preseason record.
Keep in mind this is reality TV, not necessarily reality, that the network airs.
With the cameras almost always rolling, players are cognizant about not embarrassing themselves nationally like when New York Jets running back Joe McKnight struggled through training camp in 2010. "Hard Knocks" can even help provide an image makeover a la the 2009 Cincinnati Bengals.
And boy, do the Dolphins need one of those.
This is a franchise whose ownership and front office has fai...