Each season, it follows a National Football League NFL team through its training camp and covers the team's preparation for the upcoming football season. The series shows the personal and professional lives of the playerscoaches and staffincluding their family life, position battles, and even inside jokes and pranks.
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The series has been narrated by Liev Schreiber sincewith the only exception being the season which was narrated by Paul Rudda fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The San Francisco 49ersAtlanta FalconsSeattle SeahawksHouston Texansand Washington Redskins each declined to be the show's featured team for the season, while the Cincinnati Bengals accepted, marking their second appearance on the show. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell subsequently said that he wanted more teams to be featured on the series, on "some kind of formal rotation.
Despite the difficulty each year in finding a team willing to participate, NFL Films announced on July 18,that it had signed a "multiyear" contract extension with HBO to continue producing the show. In October the NFL announced that, in the absence of a team volunteering to participate in Hard Knocksthe league could force a team to participate. Teams are exempt from being Hard knocks jacksonville to participate in three circumstances: The series returned on August 8,featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and their preparations for the season.
The Dallas Cowboys were chronicled for the second time on the television series' fourth season, which premiered on August 6, The Cincinnati Bengals season premiered on August 12, The New York Jets were chronicled in the series' sixth season. An official announcement was made on March 25, and HBO began airing it on August 11, A Hard knocks jacksonville on the series titled Hard Knocks: The Cincinnati Bengals were featured in the season, which was the team's second appearance on the show.