Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Hard Knocks Curse?

After a brief trial run by HBO in 2001, 2002 and 2004, 2007 marked the first year that HBO re-installed the program which follows a NFL team throughout training camp titled, "Hard Knocks." Lets look how teams on the show have fared during that respective season.

2007 - Kansas City Chiefs
Coming off a year where they went 9-7 and made the playoffs the Chiefs struggled to repeat their 2006 performance. After watching the show we learned the team had dancers from Ft. Wayne but a 4-12 record left many fans in distraught. Starting quarterback Trent Green was traded to the Dolphins, Larry Johnson started to break down and Will Shield retired right before the season started. In 2008, matters got worse and the team accomplished there worst record in program history at 2-14.

2008 - Dallas Cowboys
Coming off a remarkable 13-3 season in 2007 where the team earned a first-round bye in the playoffs you would think things would only be looking up for the Cowboys. During the show we watched Patrick Crayton catch 7 balls at once during punt return drills and Adam "Pacman" Jones talk about the scrip club and how he's being rebellion.... Despite the preseason praise the Cowboys finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. Players such as Tony Romo and Marion Barber were banged up during the course of the season and after the year came to an end Dallas released Terrell Owens.

2009 - Cincinnati Bengals

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