Buc­ca­neers gear­ing up for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

TAMPA, FLA. | Com­ing off their first win­ning sea­son in nearly a decade, the Tampa Bay Buc­ca­neers will be fea­tured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” sports re­al­ity se­ries dur­ing train­ing camp — an op­por­tu­nity coaches and play­ers are em­brac­ing but hardly sought.

The team was se­lected from among eight clubs meet­ing NFL cri­te­ria for con­sid­er­a­tion for the popular five-episode se­ries that takes view­ers be­hind the scenes of a club’s prepa­ra­tion for the reg­u­lar sea­son.

Coach Dirk Koet­ter and gen­eral man­ager Ja­son Licht said Wed­nes­day they don’t think the con­stant pres­ence of a 30-per­son film crew — on or off the field — will be­come a dis­trac­tion for one of the youngest teams in the league.

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