This summer, the sixth installment of HBO’s Hard Knocks series will chronicle one lucky NFL team through their 2010 training camp.
Sure, the premiere is still a good five months away, but last week, Texans owner Bob McNair told the Houston Chronicle that he told NFL Films he’s interested in having his squad join the Ravens, Cowboys, Chiefs, and Bengals among the teams HBO has profiled.
That would be great national exposure for a young team coming off the best season in franchise history...but would it be exciting? Outside of Andre Johnson, Mario Williams, and maybe DeMeco Ryans, there aren’t a whole lot of “stars” playing in Houston.
After all, the inaugural edition featured the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and their crew of Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, and company.
More recently, you've had the Cowboys (2002 and 2008), who are always a draw, and the 2009 Bengals, who had the Ochocinco Show.
Even the 2007 Chiefs had a quarterback battle, a pair of big-name holdouts, and, of course, Priest Holmes attempting to return to football.
So who would be a good fit for the school of Hard Knocks?
Whether because of entertainment value, storyline potential, or just good old-fashioned insanity, these five teams would seem like a perfect match for HBO.