The New York Giants may be forced to appear on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ during 2019 training camp and preseason.
It seems the New York Giants could be the main subject for next year’s season of ‘Hard Knocks’ on HBO.
After Sunday’s 17-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans, the Giants now meet all three requirements to be on the show. Passed by NFL owners in 2013, the team that’s featured can’t have a first-year head coach, can’t have made the playoffs in the last two seasons, and can’t have appeared on the show in the last 10 seasons.
All of these requirements now check out, as Pat Shurmur will be entering his second year as head coach for the Giants. Big Blue has also never appeared as the main subject on ‘Hard Knocks,’ as it seems co-owner John Mara refuses to do it.
Although never really in the mix to do it, the Giants appearing on the show could be very interesting. With standout talent such as receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and running back Saquon Barkley, an entertainment aspect is definitely present. It could very well also be quarterback Eli Manning’s final training camp/preseason.
And, if we’re being honest, there could be a new quarterback in town. It just depends on who they draft in the first round next Spring. That could be another team-based factor that would contribute to the overall entertainment of the show.
The team that appears on ‘Hard Knocks’ is usually announced in the Spring, sometime after the draft. At that point, we’ll be able to see who the Giants have drafted along with some of their offseason moves.
It’s not what Mara or the front office will prefer, however, if the NFL forces the Giants to appear on it, then what choice do they have? It could very well be a fun, exciting experience that uplifts this organization to success during the 2019 season.