The season premier of HBO’s Hard Knocks, featuring the Miami Dolphins, is set to air on Tuesday at 10 p.m.
The popular show, which follows one football team during training camp up until the season opener, went on a one-year hiatus last year due to the NFL lockout, which wasn’t lifted in time for HBO to select a team to feature and to begin production.
Of course, the last time Hard Knocks was aired, HBO featured the New York Jets and their boisterous head coach, Rex Ryan. Gang Green will be a tough act to follow and the upcoming season hasn’t received the attention that the Jets did in 2010. However, the Dolphins will have their share of drama and headlines leading up to the 2012 season.
The quarterback position is an area of question going in to the 2012 season for the Dolphins. Miami has three quarterbacks that are hoping for the starting job: veteran David Garrard, rookie Ryan Tannehill, and recently acquired Matt Moore. All with the one common goal, which is sure to make an entertaining story.
Another intriguing chronicle for the Dolphins is first-year head coach Joe Philbin’s new system. Philbin has been around the NFL, but never as a head coach. His most recent position was offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.
In other Dolphin’s news, Reggie Bush will be returning to Miami in hopes to continue his prosperity on the field. The former number two overall draft pick did not live up to expectations at his previous team the New Orleans Saints. However, after a 1,000-plus yard season with an average of five yards per carry, the Dolphins are optimistic that Bush’s success will carry over.
Furthermore, Chad Johnson will also be present at the Dolphins training camp in 2012. The polarizing athlete signed with the Dolphins in June and hopes to make a comeback after a disconcerting season with the New England Patriots.
The Dolphins had disappointing season last year, but showed some signs of promise towards the end of the season wining six of their last nine games.
The goal of the Hard Knocks series is to reveal an in-depth portrayal of the football team on and off the field.
The last episode is Sept. 4.