By: Miriah Perez
Hard Knocks is the first sports reality series on HBO that gives football fans a glimpse behind the scenes of an NFL team preparing for the upcoming season. The one hour, five episode series gives viewers an all-access look at what it’s like to be a professional football player during training camp, fans even get to listen to the coaches pep talks in the locker room.
As summer is approaching, viewers are anticipating the reveal of the next star team for the show’s 10th season. Hard Knocks has featured teams like the Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and The Cincinnati Bengals. In the last few months there have been rumors surrounding the possibility of three teams in the works for the series; the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans and the Washington Redskins.
On Wednesday, May 27 the final verdict was revealed when Houston Texans Owner, Bob McNair, held a news conference to announce the team’s lead role. Last Season, the Houston Texans placed 2nd in the AFC South division with a 9 wins and 7 losses record. Not to mention 40 touchdowns through the entire season.
The Hard Knocks series is known to put the spotlight on the team’s rookies, but it’s clear by the 2015 trailer that JJ Watt will steal the show this season. Watt is a two-time Defensive Player of the Year and it comes as no surprise that he is the highest paid defensive player in the NFL.
In the past, we’ve seen Hard Knocks featured teams improve their record following the sports reality series. There were also some teams whom didn’t have the same kind of luck. Tune in to HBO on Tuesday, August 11th, at 9:00 p.m. CDT to keep up with the Houston Texans.
Ok, the Houston Texans had already relieved Gary Kubiak of his duties a few weeks ago. Before the end of the football games last night, Rob Chudzinski was let go by the Cleveland Browns to get the Black Monday ball rolling. As morning dawned, the word began to spread of Mike Shanahan, Leslie Frazier and Jim Schwartz also getting canned. A little later, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cut ties with both Head Coach Greg Schiano and General Manager Mark Dominik.
Now, talk is abounding of the possibilities for head coaches for these 6 teams. The best of the coaching opportunities is the Houston Texans, with a star studded defense and offense and the number one draft pick to boot.
Now, I am here to offer my services as Head Coach for one of these 6 teams. Here is what I bring to the table:
- I am a no-nonsense individual – I don’t put up with bull crap from players and staff.
- I am able to accept responsibility for my decisions and also get things happening to change those things which are not working.
- I am results oriented – players who do not perform will be coached to increase their production. If they do not improve after being coached, they will lose playing time and possibly a spot on the roster.
- I believe in delegation of duties – I am not an expert in any part of the game – but I do have the ability to spot people who are experts.
I would not cost the team much money. I don’t want to bankrupt the team, but I do expect to have a budget for the OC, DC and position coaches. In fact, here is what I would want to get paid:
- Annual salary of $300,000 per year with a $100,000 bonus for each win during the regular season ($250,000 for playoff each playoff win & $500,000 for a Super Bowl win). Before you laugh… think about how much that frees up for the coaching staff.
I have heard a lot of team ownership say they wanted to go in a different direction. Think about how different this direction would be. Think about how much publicity that would bring to each game and press conference… You are welcome. I am available for interviews over the next couple weeks.