Breaking news this morning comes from Adam Schefter of ESPN who reports that HBO and the NFL have decided to spurn everyone in the race to host Hard Knocks except for the two Los Angeles teams, the Rams and the Chargers as the two embark on a new journey to the new SoFi Stadium.
More on Hard Knocks" planning to supersize this summer and to feature the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers:https://t.co/qNuvvaKnV3
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 7, 2020
The Los Angeles Rams have been on Hard Knocks before, in the 2016 season of Hard Knocks, the Jeff Fisher coached Rams had their move from St. Louis to Los Angeles documented on the HBO’s hit show. That, of course, shouldn’t bring back fond memories for Rams fans as the team fell off a cliff in route to a 4-12 season which ultimately left the Rams no choice but to fire Fisher. Then again, it did bring on the new era of Rams football which ultimately led to a Super Bowl appearance just two years later.
Now, the Rams have made a flurry of tough decisions and have let go a big portion of their team’s contributions in players like Todd Gurley, Cory Littleton, Dante Fowler Jr. among others. With the Rams recovering from a down year in 2019, they will be giving their fans a backstage pass to seeing what the new team looks like and how things are operated under the new McVay-led regime.
One thing that is for certain, it will be fun going back and comparing the way Fisher and McVay operate their team during the pre-season/training camp portion of the year. Now, we will all have a look at how similar or different a veteran coach and young rising star coach conducts their business.