On Monday, HBO dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming season of Hard Knocks featuring the Cleveland Browns. With a 1-31 record over the two seasons that Hue Jackson has been coaching the Browns, new general manager John Dorsey in town, the number of new faces on the team and addition of the first overall pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, Baker Mayfield, there are a number of storylines to follow in Cleveland. Everyone is patiently, or not-so-patiently, waiting for the season premiere next month.
What’s interesting to note in this teaser trailer is that none of the footage previously released by NFL Films or HBO of the team was used. Rather, this trailer featured the fans of Cleveland. Obviously, the storied history of the Browns organization contains a number of interesting plot lines and countless stories to be told. Every Cleveland sports fan knows those stories by heart and can tell you in detail about the events that occurred.
As someone that has not seen a previous season of Hard Knocks, I am not sure if the fans for the other teams were featured or how much they were featured but I am glad that Browns fans will get to share some of the spotlight of their team on the show. I will be sure to tune in for Hard Knocks this season using the HBO add-on for Amazon Prime. The first episode of Hard Knocks will air on August 7 at 10 P.M. Will you be tuning in?