Hard Knocks on Thursday Night announced that their 17th season with the NFL will feature the Indianapolis Colts. Although this time they are coming in with a new thought-out concept.
This time, the HBO series desires to picture the anxiety, thrill, and excitement the players and coach experience before every game. They will now go beyond the boundaries of the training field and the game night stadium to give a real-life experience to the viewers.
Jan 9, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss (20) is brought down by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Justin Houston (50) and outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) during the first half in the AFC Wild Card game at Bills Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
“Hard Knocks” features Indianapolis Colts this November
In their previous ventures, they followed the franchises as they entered into the playoffs. Although this time they will start their new edition during the regular season itself. And for the first-ever time, the Indianapolis Colts will be the featured franchise of the season.
“We could not be more thrilled to bring Hard Knocks and the remarkable behind-the-scenes access it provides for the entirety of an NFL season,” NFL Films senior executive Ross Ketover said in a statement. “Thanks to HBO, along with the incredible cooperation from the Colts, we are able to deliver a groundbreaking new edition of the series.”
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The story of the Colts this season
Indianapolis Colts have a lot going on lately. The franchise acquired the 2018 No. 2 overall pick, Carson Wentz from the Philadelphia Eagles this offseason. The quarterback is trying to get his career back on track, as he threw 16 interceptions, with 50 sacks in just 12 games, following which the Eagles benched him last season.
They picked up three wins in the preseason, but their opening day didn’t go as expected. The Colts suffered a 16-28 defeat to Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks.
Jan 3, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) scores a touchdown in the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
“Hard Knocks” is all set to drop its first episode of the season on November 17. Following which, each episode will be aired every Wednesday on HBO at 10 pm ET. This is going to be a one of its kind season for the Hard Knocks and an exciting one to watch.
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