Report: Falcons Considering Offer To Appear On HBO's 'Hard Knocks'
The Atlanta Falcons have received an offer to be featured on the next season of HBO's "Hard Knocks," but they're not tipping their hand yet about whether they'll accept, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Right now, I have nothing to offer on that,” Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff told the paper yesterday. “Like all of us, we’ve watched it over the years, and there have been some highlights. There have been some highlights, no questions about that. It’s interesting TV.”
The last season of the cable reality series, aired in 2010, featured the New York Jets. Ratings went through the roof, largely due to the crazy antics of loud-mouthed Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
Dimitroff is flattered that the Falcons have been offered this year's show, but he says the Falcons remain focused on winning games.
“I am proud of where we are,” the GM said. “I feel that we are the type of organization that would be considered in not only this situation that you are referring to, but other situations from a national perspective. We need to continue to build Arthur’s brand. “TV really doesn’t mean that much if we’re not putting wins in the win column."