Where to now? You won't agree with a word of this, but here's my top five:
1. Carolina Panthers -- Two words: Cam Newton. The chance to watch one of the game's most engaging young stars prepare for Year Two. The show hinges on head-coach charisma, and Ron Rivera has the moxie to pull this off. A young, driven team, utterly disappointed with last year's record and anxious to show they're better than 6-10. Sign me up.
3. San Francisco 49ers -- At February's combine, watching Jim Harbaugh in real time was a revelation: witty, irritated, humorous, short with reporters and mystical, all wrapped into one. "Hard Knocks" couldn't find a better coach-reality star in 2012.
Debate: Toughest schedule
5. New Orleans Saints -- Nobody will go for this, but the name of this show is "Hard Knocks." The skinny: A team that's made grave mistakes, now forced to fight their way out of a corner. Great character development. For the players and coaches inside this organization -- the ones who had nothing to do with the "bounty" fiasco -- this is the training camp I want to see.
We got this all wrong, right?