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Jul 28, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of the field during training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Will NFL Force Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians To Do “Hard Knocks”


Jul 29, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals Carson Palmer (3) throws as head coach Bruce Arians watches during training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals and coach Bruce Arians may have dodged another year of doing the HBO hit show “Hard Knocks”. Coach Arians was quoted “it a distraction and an embarrassment to the players” in an interview earlier this week.

The NFL has rules in place for teams that can be exempt for participating in the show, one of those rules allowed Coach Arians to dodge the show last year because the rule stated no team with a new head coach had to participate.  Bruce Arians has been adamant about not doing the show, and that could make for some really compelling television should HBO want the Cardinals and force the NFL to make Coach Arians comply.

Last year would have been the best show for the Cardinals seeing they had much going on in their camp at that time, drafting a troubled rookie and trading for a veteran quarterback, a court case anticipating suspension and a team who moved its training camp to its home stadium for the first time.

That could have been a hit show regardless to the distraction, perhaps the Cardinals are not out of the water yet, as Commissioner Roger Goodell has the right to force the team to do the show as the Cardinals and nine other teams are eligible to participate.

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  • Sounddcastle

    I think you meant Roger Goodell. Easy mistake to make with all that is going on in sports news.

  • TommyT

    I highly respect coach Arians for putting his foot down as reality TV shows are for the adult children of LA. If the cardinals want to keep the class of a good organization; they should not be required to participate in the show

  • Kazual_e

    I got it on my mind , Sorry guys Its corrected

  • Kazual_e

    Tommy I agree, there is a lot of personal things that need not be aired on tv for the public to know, the last thing this team needs is players dealing with cameras watching their every move. its stupid if you ask me and doesn’t belong in sports.