"Hard Knocks" has been on since the Ravens 2001 training camp, albeit with a hiatus from 2003-2006 and during the 2011 lockout season, and has been one of the highest rated shows about the NFL since its inception.
"Hard Knocks" has come to the Atlanta Falcons with the notion that the team should be the next team to be featured on the show, and honestly, it's not that bad of an idea. The last three teams who have been on "Hard Knocks" have finished with winning records and in the playoffs.
The biggest argument against the Falcons doing "Hard Knocks" is that it would disrupt the offseason programs with a distraction of being on television. While there is a lot of concern about that, the Falcons have one of the most mature teams in the NFL.
Out of the entire group of 62 players who are currently under contract, only two players have been arrested to this point, starting defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and starting safety William Moore. Babineaux was arrested on drug charges but has since been cleared, and Moore was arrested for traffic related offenses.
The Falcons have a veteran roster with a large group of mature individuals, and the next concern that teams would have about the Falcons is whether the team would actually be entertaining. On that accord, there are multiple storylines that would make the Falcons the right team for "Hard Knocks."