The Dolphins are set to be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks, but lead running back Reggie Bush doesn't seem all that excited about it.
Im on the fence, Bush told Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post. Training camp is so tough as it is. Youve got guys trying to make the team, training and fighting and scratching. At the same time, were trying to jell together. It adds another thing, but it will bring a lot of buzz to the city, and thats something we can all use as a city and team.
If Hard Knocks brings buzz to the city and the team, then Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has what he wants. But its easy to see why players like Bush and Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano arent so sure that a reality TV show is going to help them win.
Fasano told Sirius XM Radio that he didn't see how the show was supposed to help the team, even though coach Joe Philbin said the decision to do the show was a "football decision."
I wasnt too thrilled to tell you the truth, Fasano said. I think we were informed at a team meeting and there were a lot of groans when it was announced. But were going to have to deal with it and try not to let it be a distraction. But its going to be fun for the fans and should be interesting to see, even for some of the players, behind the scenes of the team.
It sounds like a good chunk of the team doesn't want to be involved in the dog-and-pony show, which could make having cameras around an even greater disturbance than they would be for a team that's indifferent to their presence. And don't forget, this guy is going to be the star.
Fasano's right. This will be interesting.