'Let Me Get This Straight' on HBO and the NFL Renewing 'Hard Knocks'

Josh ZerkleChief Writer IIIJuly 23, 2013

With HBO and the NFL renewing their joint production of the acclaimed miniseries Hard Knocks, the future of that program appears to be as healthy as it has ever been.

One problem remains: Most of the teams in the league don't want to do the show.

The Cincinnati Bengals are set to be the subjects of the documentary-style peek through this year's NFL training camp, but that's a bit of a disservice, since we've already seen Marvin Lewis' camp in action from when Knocks covered the team before the 2009 season. 

But maybe we should be grateful. The miniseries went on hiatus in 2011, since none of the teams were interested in being featured in the wake of the CBA negotiations. And that was after the series came off an earlier hiatus from 2003 through 2006.

Obviously, with the extension, the league is committing to the show. So how do we get the teams to commit?

Join me in my latest episode of "Let Me Get This Straight," filmed in New York City, where I discuss my plan for expanding the reach of this wonderful documentary series. Enjoy my thoughts in the video above and leave your thoughts in the comments below. As always, thanks for watching.