One year after the Jaguars reportedly made a push to be the featured team on HBO's "Hard Knocks," new head coach Gus Bradley "made it pretty clear" to Mark Long of the Associated Press on Thursday that the team is not interested in being the focal point of the show in 2013.
"Hard Knocks" is a documentary-style show that provides perspective on an NFL team during training camp and shows the preparation for the regular season along with the battle for roster spots. Although Jaguars owner Shahid Khan was interested in luring the show to Jacksonville in 2012, it has been considered by many coaches as a potential distraction and disadvantage.
In 2012, several teams said they were uninterested before the show eventually came to an agreement with the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins finished the 2012 season with a 7-9 record, the first team to finish with a losing record after appearing on "Hard Knocks" since the Chiefs finished 4-12 in 2007.