Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/20/12

Many teams deny the entertaining Hard Knocks TV show because owners and coaches feel it is a distraction and players would lose focus because of all the media attention. It seems as if Reggie Bush and the Miami Dolphins players didn’t benefit from the show either.

“I don’t think guys were in favor of it, but we used it to our best advantage and just had fun with it and made the most of it (and) tried to continue to play football,” said Bush. “I don’t think it helped us. I guess, if anything, it was a great show. I think they do a great job at capturing just what it takes to be in the NFL, to go through an NFL season and training camp, the business side of things, sports side of things. I think that’s great for fans. I think, for football players, I don’t think it makes or breaks us. I think a lot of guys probably prefer not to have the show around because then you kind of have to watch what you say and how you act, speak differently and walk differently.”

For the NFL fans, Hard Knocks gives them an “inside” view of everything that goes on behind the scenes with a football organization. I love watching the episodes. Of course most of the players know they have to be careful and aware that they are on camera so we probably don’t see the true character of the players. Chad Johnson is an exception. He is always himself, cocky on and off the field. Hard Knocks and the offseason was most likely a humbling experience for him due to getting cutting from the team and going through a difficult divorce simultaneously.

 

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