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.
Football is coming.
The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.
Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.
The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.
The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.
Tom Brady's off-the-field workout habits are the subject of serious curiosity for those in New England and beyond. Thanks to Under Armour's Instagram account, followers got a brief glimpse of what Brady does to stay in shape.
OK. It was more like a glimpse at what he did one day in Tokyo.
The video of Brady in the dohyo ring was shot at the Sakaigawa sumo stable in Tokyo on Thursday. According to Kyodo News, leading the training session was ozeki Goeido, who won last year's Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.
"For them to welcome me means very much to me. It's hard to describe in words how special that was," Brady said.
Brady bounced around China before heading to Japan to continue to help promote Under Armour and in particular its "recovery sleepwear" line. He threw a pass on the Great Wall, and he explained that it was his "dream" to play a game on the continent.