While the fan base has been somewhat divided on the wisdom of the Falcons' decision to appear on the upcoming season of the HBO and NFL Films collaboration, Hard Knocks, I think we can all get excited about the trailer for the upcoming season that was released by HBO today.
The trailer features some stark reminders of what a fundamentally important time training camp is for those players who are on the bubble. Ninety players are invited to training camp knowing that 37 of them will be cut as the team whittles down to that final 53-man roster.
HBO also recently released another brief preview of the new season, including excerpts of the press conference about Hard Knocks featuring comments from head coach Mike Smith and owner Arthur Blank. If you haven't seen it, it's worth watching, because anything resembling or related to football is welcome during this dry wasteland of time between the end of minicamp and the start of training camp.
Hard Knocks will debut on Tuesday, August 5th at 10 p.m., and new episodes will air each Tuesday at 10 p.m. through September 2nd.