The Rams are not stepping away from the spotlight, as they will be seen up close this training camp on HBO.
If any fan was wanting to learn more about the Rams offseason and training camp plans this summer up close and personal, your wish has been granted. The NFL and the Rams announced Wednesday at the league meetings that the Rams will be featured on this year’s edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
This will be the 11th season for the hit show, but will be the first year that it follows a team that is relocating. NFL Films will give the fans a behind the scenes look at the Rams training camp this summer as they will be setting up camp at University of California Irvine.
“It’s exciting to chronicle a franchise with so many compelling storylines, highlighted by the team’s return to the Los Angeles market and the enormously warm reception the Rams are experiencing,” Peter Nelson, HBO Sports’ executive vice president, said. “The series has become a summertime destination for TV viewers, and we can’t wait for the premiere on Aug. 9.”
Very strange of head coach Jeff Fisher to allow NFL Films to show behind scenes of the Rams on Hard Knocks as he was not very found of the idea last year. However he does not see this as a distraction from the Rams busy training camp and plans for a successful season.
One of the most interesting stories that will be covered this season, will be the quarterback battle, if there is one. Currently Case Keenum has the starting job once OTA’s start, but if the Rams do draft a quarterback or Nick Foles and Sean Mannion have an impressive camp, it will be very interesting to watch.
It will also be fun to watch the Rams defense gel together once again this training camp as they once again will hope to make a name for themselves. Another key story that could be shown a lot during Hard Knocks will be the comeback of Stedman Bailey. It is not sure if he will be able to play again, but watching him back on the practice field will be something else.
The NFL Films crew of 30 people will tape the Rams for more than 1,500 hours over the course of series before editing down to the five hourlong episodes. Actor Liev Schreiber will narrate the series.
The show is set to premiere on HBO on Aug. 9 at 10 p.m. ET and will air on Tuesdays until the finale on Sept. 6.