The Houston Texans have reportedly been selected as the featured NFL franchise for this season of HBOs Hard Knocks. Believe it or not, Hard Knocks is entering it’s tenth season. The first episode with the Texans will air in August.
If the reports are accurate, the Texans were chosen over the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, who were the other two rumored finalists.
Not only can we look forward to having cameras in the coaching offices of Bill O’Brien and his staff, but, of course, Houston is also home to defending NFL Defensive Player of the Year (and quote / workout machine) JJ Watt. Since Watt is the unquestioned NFL king of this past off season, viewers will be sure to enjoy this season of the show.
Since it’s been nearly a year since the last episode of Hard Knocks aired, let’s take a look back at some of the show’s more memorable moments.
Rex Ryan’s legendary swagger speech (NSFW)
Cincinnati’s Oklahoma drill
Jay Gruden goes off after a bad practice (NSFW)
Behind the scenes of a trade in Miami
Behind the scenes of the 2010 Jets Rookie show
The 2001 Ravens rookie skit