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Only Three Teams Eligible for HARD KNOCKS 2022

by Jef Dinsmore
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The latest NFL season is about to conclude with Super Bowl LVI which pits the AFC champs the, Cincinnati Bengals butting heads against the NFC champs, the Los Angeles Rams. But, around here we’re looking ahead to the training season of the 2022 NFL season. We are looking ahead to the next round of HBO Sports’ HARD KNOCKS.  

Each year we wait to see which teams shakedown to be the eligible teams viable to the camera scrutiny from HBO & NFL cameras heading into their next season of play. There is, as fans of this series well know, a list of criteria each team must meet to be eligible for the additional attention come Fall. Teams that have made the playoff in the past two seasons, any team searching for a head coach or has a first-year head coach and any team featured in the last decade are safe, leaving only three teams who are not. They are –  the CAROLINA PANTHERS, the DETROIT LIONS and the NEW YORK JETS.  

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The Carolina Panthers are an NFC South team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Headquartered in Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte, the stadium also serves as the team’s home field. The team hosts its annual training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Owner – David Tepper; Head Coach – Matt Rhule; Quarterbacks – #14 Sam Darnold & #6 P. J. Walker; finished season – 5 wins, 12 loses.  

HBOSports_Lions

The Detroit Lions are an NFC North team based in Detroit, Michigan. Headquartered in Allen Park MI, with Ford Field in downtown Detroit as its home field. The team’s training camp is at a new facility in Allen Park Michigan at their HQ. Owner – Sheila Ford Hamp; Head Coach – Dan Campbell; Quarterback – #16 Jared Goff; finished season – 3 wins, 13 loses, 1 tie. 

HBOSports_Jets

The New York Jets are an AFC East team based in New York City, New York, but are headquartered & play in New Jersey. Business is conducted out of the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey.  The Jets play their home games at MetLife Stadium (shared with the New York Giants) in East Rutherford, New Jersey, 5 miles west of NYC. Training is at Atlantic Health. Owner – Woody & Christopher Johnson; Head Coach – Robert Saleh; Quarterback – #2 Zach Wilson; finished season – 4 wins, 13 loses.   

So, who are you eager to see featured in HARD KNOCKS this coming Autumn? Here is the opportunity to let us know. Sound off with your pick below.

We will keep you informed of the chosen team for HARD KNOCKS 2022. Note, that it will be a long wait for us plus whether there will be another season of HARD KNOCKS: IN SEASON.

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16 comments

Lions fan March 26, 2022 - 12:42 pm

Lions finished 3-13-1. And spellcheck names my dude cmon.

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Jamez Jang March 25, 2022 - 9:39 pm

Its gotta be the JETS BABY! J-E-T-S JETS JETS JET!!!

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Jef Dinsmore March 26, 2022 - 10:12 am

It is 3 for the JETS; two each for the PANTHERS and LIONS. Don’t forget that one of these teams could also be targeted for HARD KNOCKS: IN SEASON if it is happening this Fall.

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Chris March 25, 2022 - 9:01 pm

Put the Lions in. Energetic HC in Dan Campbell. RB Williams is extremely entertaining. New culture the team has bought into like never before and the potential of Detroit to draft Malik Willis at #2. I think NFL fans would be intrigued to see what Campbell would say and do next. When will HBO make their decision?

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Jef Dinsmore March 26, 2022 - 10:15 am

Here is good sound reasoning for the LIONS getting the scrutiny.

It has always been a bit inconsistent when the lucky NFL team is chosen. It has been announced as early as April and as late as July. We will be there for our 12th season of coverage.

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Jerry Oliver March 25, 2022 - 5:51 pm

Cincinnati Bengals what a show it would be

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Jef Dinsmore March 25, 2022 - 6:00 pm

Not this season.

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Kurk Bradwell March 22, 2022 - 6:46 pm

I VOTE, Carolina Panthers, That RB, Darius Bradwell who just signed from LA Chargers is going to make some major noise. He’s hungry and with the Panthers trading McCaffrey, he been working and waiting for this opportunity all his life. Oh, Yeah he was featured on the show last season with the Chargers. This is a chance for the show to compare his transformation from last season’s “HardKnocks” film. The show motivated him for Sure !!!!! #KeepWinning

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Jef Dinsmore March 22, 2022 - 6:54 pm

Yes, that would be an interesting angle to take to the new season wouldn’t it? They’ve got a big plotline handed to them by following Bradwell’s transition from one team to the other. Smart call, Kurk.

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William Straub March 22, 2022 - 3:39 am

J-E-T-S!!! Would love to see behind the scenes with coach Saleh and his coaching style

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Jef Dinsmore March 22, 2022 - 1:19 pm

Hey, shouldn’t they be the NJ Jets?? Just sayin’

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Browns Fan March 21, 2022 - 11:40 pm

Jets, they need some motivation!!

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Jef Dinsmore March 22, 2022 - 1:17 pm

Would scrutiny from Hard Knocks be the thing to motivate them?

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Jef Dinsmore March 20, 2022 - 7:46 pm

That’s one for the LIONS and one for the PANTHERS, both declawed this past season. Anyone else? How about a vote for the JETS, perhaps?

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Name:* March 20, 2022 - 6:20 pm

Carolina

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Chris March 12, 2022 - 7:29 pm

Give me MCDC and the knee cap biting Lions!!

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