NFL's summer drama
For over a decade, HBO's "Hard Knocks" has found drama in the drudgery of NFL training camp. Gregg Rosenthal revisits past classics via NFL Films. More ...
The Falcons, who turned down a chance to be the focus of the show, might be the home team for the practices, but they only plan to make a guest appearance on the show.
"I'm not really a miked-up guy," wide receiver Roddy White added after Sunday's practice. "I just like to come out here and practice. I don't want them to hear what I'm saying because I don't want them to say it on TV. We'll be going over signals and things like that, so I don't want to give away our calls early in the season."
Whether White wanted to be miked-up or not, the immersion effect of "Hard Knocks" will make it nearly impossible for the Falcons to be completely silent on the show. That's why we love it.