Although Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said he enjoyed the experience of being featured on ‘Hard Knocks,’ he sounds like he won’t miss it
This time last season the Houston Texans were getting ready to have their training camp captured by HBO cameras for all to see. The team was featured on the Emmy award winning show ‘Hard Knocks’ and it did a lot to put the team in the spotlight.
One person who was highly featured on the show was head coach Bill O’Brien, who gained a following for his “colorful” language and love of Rick Ross.
Now looking back, the head coach says he enjoyed his time on the show and believes that the fans loved it. He also stated that the organization gained a lot from the experience, but he sure doesn’t sound like a guy who will miss the cameras and microphones catching his every move and word.
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"“I think that Hard Knocks, the farther you get away from it, you listen to some of the fans and they loved it,” O’Brien said via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I do believe that you saw a lot of great things for our organization, number one being our players. I thought it did a good job of showing the type of guys we had on this team last year as far as the character and the work ethic and the way those guys compete. Overall, I think the nature of football is its one team in those walls. It’s really trying to come together as a team, no outside distractions. That’s a very big part of a winning football culture, a winning football team. With the Emmy’s and all those things, that was great for Hard Knocks. Like I said, the people for Hard Knocks were great to work with, but we’re certainly glad to be back to normal heading into training camp.”"
The show helped some players like cornerback Charles James II gain a following for his strong personality and incredible passion for the game. It also hurt players like quarterback Ryan Mallett who was shown making several excuses after losing out on the starting quarterback job and then missing the following practice.
This season the Los Angeles Rams will be the team featured on the show as they make their move from St. Louis back to Los Angeles.