• Lions try to push 'Hard Knocks' off on the Raiders

    6 monthes ago - By Yardbarker

    NFL teams are not terribly happy when being bandied about as the latest squad to star in HBO's hit series “Hard Knocks.” It's been a continuing theme throughout the show's run. This coming season is no different. Multiple NFL teams have already expressed a lack of interest in being featured in the documentary training camp series. The latest is Matt Patricia and his Detroit Lions. Not only did the head coach indicate he's not interested in starring on “Hard Knocks,” he attempted to push the show off on Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders. “I think Jon Gruden is an excellent choice for that...
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  • Lions would love to see the Raiders on Hard Knocks so they don't have to be

    6 monthes ago - By Pro Football Talk

    Matt Patricia never had to appear on Hard Knocks during his 14 years with the New England Patriots and he has no desire to start now. However, that decision isn't in Patricia's hands. The Detroit Lions are one of five teams across the NFL that can be compelled to appear on the annual HBO training
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  • Matt Patricia: Jon Gruden, Raiders Would Be 'Excellent Choice' for Hard Knocks

    6 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    The Detroit Lions apparently really don't want to do Hard Knocks this season. While they technically can't say no if asked, Lions management is trying to convince those in charge to pick the Oakland Raiders as the team to cover for the HBO show..
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  • Lions say Raiders much better for 'Hard Knocks'

    6 monthes ago - By ESPN

    HBO's "Hard Knocks," despite gaining a near cult following as a hit TV show, may not be a coveted landing spot for the teams who potentially play host, if the Lions' attempts to deflect the show to the Raiders are any indication.
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