Falcons selected for HBO’s 'Hard Knocks'

Falcons selected for HBO’s 'Hard Knocks'
June 12, 2014, 1:00 pm
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By Mike Wilkening, Pro Football Talk

The newest season of “Hard Knocks” will follow a team that got knocked around quite a bit a season ago.

The Atlanta Falcons will be profiled by HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” the annual summer documentary that follows one NFL team through training camp and the preseason, the team said Thursday.

The Falcons have never before been selected for “Hard Knocks,” which enters its ninth season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the team “volunteered” to be on the show.

“We are excited about the opportunity to give our fans a behind the scenes look at what it takes to prepare an NFL team for the rigors of a 16-game regular season and beyond,” Falcons owner Arthur Blank said Thursday in a team-issued statement.

The Falcons are seeking to bounce back after a disastrous 4-12 campaign in 2013. The club had made the postseason the previous three seasons and went all the way to the NFL title game in 2012.