Fans were either excited or livid when it was announced Hard Knocks would film the Atlanta Falcons for the 2014 version of the HBO show. While some were happy they could better know the team's players and the workings of the team, others thought the show would be a distraction.
Would the added attention and cameras stop the players from acting like a team? Grantland wrote about exactly this issue.
Some things have changed since previous years. Whether it is Hard Knocks or new line coaches Mike Tice and Bryan Cox, the team seems to have had more fights and has been doing the Oklahoma drill. Even Brian Robiskie initially questioned the decision.
Robiskie said he thought Hard Knocks would be a distraction but it's been fun— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) August 4, 2014
Even head coaches are divided.
Bruce Arians calls 'Hard Knocks' a 'distraction,' Jim Harbaugh would 'do it' http://t.co/aSHA3ugCW1— Eye on Football (@EyeOnNFL) October 10, 2013
The players are certainly aware that HBO cameras are all over Flowery Branch, but the players are also typically surrounded by local and national media through practice.
After last night's episode, has your opinion changed at all?