After a historical looming 1-31 display of dismay, nobody knows the hard knock life like a Cleveland Browns fan.
Fittingly enough, the Cleveland Browns will appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks this upcoming fall.
Hard Knocks is an award winning series that highlights the training camp of an NFL squad every offseason. The program will include five one-hour-long episodes from August 7 through September 4.
The world will get to see the many storylines of this offseason. Hue Jackson with a new play caller, Todd Haley, Baker Mayfield versus Tyrod Taylor, Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry and Gregg Williams with No. 4 overall draft pick Denzel Ward.
The Browns, fresh off an 0-16 season, respectfully asked the NFL and HBO to not choose them in recent years for a variety of reasons. However, with a newfound confidence in general manager John Dorsey, the front office and the direction of the franchise, Cleveland has accepted to appear.
Many Browns fans have already been to dispute whether an appearance on the hit series will be a good thing or a distraction.
Rookie QB Baker Mayfield beautifully put things into perspective Thursday in an interview on Sirius XM NFL Radio.
“If you think about it as a way to get on camera and try to show off and do certain things and handle it the wrong way then that can be very negative, it can be a distraction,” Mayfield explained. “But if you use it as a sense of, ‘OK, I got to block out everything else and just focus on playing ball,’ then that can be a great thing for us.”