Nothing against America’s Team, but they’ve been featured on the show three times, more than any team in the NFL. Surely the folks at HBO could have come up with other teams that have more interesting storylines.
1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Following the Super Bowl champs as they try to defend their title would have been interesting to cover this year if nothing else, because of Tom Brady.
It would have been interesting to see how the 43-year old prepares for the season and what his home life is like. Although we think we know a lot about Brady, rarely do we see what life is really like for the quarterback.
And what about Rob Gronkowski? He alone could have sold the producers of the show on filming the Buccaneers,
An infamous partier and a jokester, he likely keeps things lively during training camp. He’d be a blast!
It also would have been interesting to see how the rest of the Tampa Bay team responds to their newfound success and how it has affected their play.
2. The New England Patriots
A big storyline entering this season is the Patriots’ quarterback battle involving Cam Newton and rookie Mac Jones.
This is supposed to be Newton’s comeback season after struggling his first year with the team. Now that he has competition, how will he react?
Will the former Panthers qb be hostile toward or helpful to the rookie? The intrigue of this relationship alone would make for good TV drama.
Throw in the fact that the two quarterbacks are from rival SEC schools, and there’s your storyline for the season. Not to mention the fact that the Patriots are still coping with the loss of Brady. and are still in the process of rebuilding.
3. The Green Bay Packers
Most NFL fans would have loved to have seen the Packers on Hard Knocks this season. First of all, you have the drama between Aaron Rodgers and the organization.
Watching the Packers try to get him to return to training camp would have made for fascinating television.
It would have been interesting to see if Rodgers would let the cameras into his private life. Our guess is, probably not but who knows.
Another storyline could have involved the growth of backup quarterback Jordan Love. He’ll need to prepare to be the starter this year if Rodgers doesn’t return.
Some media sources report that Love has struggled at times during minicamp. So it would have been interesting to see him grow as a player.
Also if Love fails, can veteran quarterback Blake Bortles emerge and become the starter?
The Packers also have some holes to fill on defense as well.
You can never go wrong by picking the Cowboys. There is always something happening with Jerry Jones and America’s Team. But it would have been far more interesting to see other storylines throughout the NFL.