Tuesday, February 25, 2014
David Caldwell doesn't want 'Hard Knocks'
By Michael DiRocco
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Preserving the culture that has been established around the franchise is more important than publicity for Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell.
During an interview at the NFL combine, Caldwell told Pro Football Talk that he would not like the team to be the subject of the annual HBO/NFL Films "Hark Knocks" documentary, even though the Jaguars are one of eight teams the league has tabbed as possibilities. Caldwell said having cameras filming everything that happens during training camp, including cuts, wouldn't mesh with the culture the organization is trying to establish.
"... It wouldn’t be an ideal situation for us," Caldwell told PFT. "We take a lot of pride in our culture, and we’re very particular on who we bring into the organization. So we’ve been able to build a lot of trust from our coaching staff to our players and they know, our players know we have their best interests at heart. It’s hard to build trust with cameras omnipresent.”
The Jaguars, Bears, Bills, Cardinals, Giants, Raiders, Rams and Steelers are the eight teams under consideration. The league is expected to make a selection after the draft.