Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan told ProFootballTalk that he wouldn't feel comfortable with his team appearing on HBO's "Hard Knocks." The Super Bowl winning coach reportedly turned down an opportunity when serving as the head coach of the Denver Broncos several years ago.
“I just didn’t feel comfortable with being in that situation,” Shanahan said. “You know, I can’t be myself. I don’t think coaches can be their self and I’d like players to concentrate on their job. I don’t know if it’s old school or what. You know, for me I just didn’t feel comfortable with that atmosphere.”
Shanahn told the blog that HBO had not extended an offer to Washington this season to appear on the show, but that he didn't believe they would considering his past stance.
HBO did not have a 2011 Hard Knocks season due to the NFL labor negotiations. It has not been announced what team, if any, will be featured in 2012. So far several teams, including the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons, have indicated that they are not interested.