Last night marked the return of Hard Knocks on HBO, which features the Miami Dolphins. We haven’t had the privilege of seeing a team this up close since the HBO highlighted the Jets two years go. Needless to say, it’s good to have Hard Knocks back.
The start of the program shows many things. We see new head coach Joe Philbin, who looks a lot like legendary cab Tom Landry, as he meets with his coaching staff to discuss roster moves and casualties. Next players begin checking into what looks like a 4 star hotel at the beginning of training camp.
Owner Stephen Ross is peppered with questions about why he kept Jeff Ireland as the general manager, even after the bad seasons. Ross tiptoed around the question, only to say that it’s a new season and he expects success. Ireland is a familiar face, but there are few new faces in the bunch. There’s rookie QB Ryan Tannehill, who was an early camp holdout. There’s also veteran signal caller, David Garrard. Tannehill is the future, but Garrard started training camp at the top of the depth chart, with Matt Moore in the second spot behind Tannehill. This may be the most entertaining quarterback controversy. It’s great to be able to see this unfold on tv. Continue reading