Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed that the team will be participating in this year’s HBO Hard Knocks series. According to Philbin, the show is “a chance for us to show a new identity.”
Numerous teams have turned down the program this offseason, or at least floated rumors they were not interested. Ultimately, though, Hard Knocks got a situation that will be sure to bring eyeballs. For one, the Ryan Tannehill storyline will bring in viewers. You can bet, based on the NFL.com running a piece on his wife, and talking about how it was the most popular piece on the site during draft week, that Lauren Tannehill will be featured in some episodes. Then you have the new coaching staff, and the quarterback competition between the rookie and incumbent Matt Moore. I’m a bit surprised that Joe Philbin agreed to do this in year one, but I’m sure that owner Stephen Ross is thrilled that his high profile draft pick is paying dividends in terms of attention to the franchise.
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