Browns Selected as Featured Team for 2018 Season of 'Hard Knocks'


ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Browns have been selected for this season of Hard Knocks. "We're looking forward to partnering with HBO and NFL Films to show how our team is working hard at training camp to prepare for the 2018 season". The show will also feature the first training camp with No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield.

Not to mention the fact that no fan base in America has experienced "hard knocks" with the degree of ferocity and regularity that Browns fans have.

The Browns will be the 11th franchise to get the Hard Knocks spotlight over the series' 13 seasons (the Cowboys and Bengals have each appeared twice).

Browns fans don't need to be reminded of the turmoil surrounding the last two seasons under head coach Hue Jackson, with only one win to their name.

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"I don't think there's anything good that comes out of Hard Knocks, but we'll see", Dorsey said.

"I've been a part of Hard Knocks and when you experience it first hand, you come to appreciate the inside look it really gives fans", Jackson said in a team-issued release. "Hue and I both feel like this team is in a good place and that we're in the process of building something that will lead to success". Williams appeared on the program in 2017 during his time with the Los Angeles Rams. After years of prodding the Cleveland Browns football organization to be a subject on its much lauded sports program Hard Knocks, the cable outlet announced today that the team is participating in the 12th season of the show.

A 30-person NFL Films crew will shoot more than 2,000 hours of footage over the course of the series.

"Hard Knocks" began in 2001 with the Baltimore Ravens.