Tonight, Hard Knocks will premiere its first episode on HBO, thrusting Miami into the NFL's spotlight for the first time in a long time.
Hard Knocks is a series that follows a team through training camp, showing four episodes weekly leading up to the team's NFL season opener. It gives a rarely seen look into the workings of training camp. Viewers will get to see players' and coaches' personal lives off the field, which can really help strengthen a team's bond with its fanbase.
New head coach Joe Philbin, 2012 first-round pick Ryan Tannehill, and superstars Jake Long and Cameron Wake will undoubtedly be featured often throughout the episodes. While they are worthy of the attention, there are a few other things that Miami fans should keep an eye out for during the series.
These players and personnel will have a major impact on the Dolphins, even if they are not as visible to the public eye.