Rams don’t want ‘Hard Knocks’ to be a distraction

The popular HBO show “Hard Knocks,” which follows a certain NFL team around their summer and training camps, will be with the team that has made some big moves recently. The Los Angeles Rams made the move back to California earlier this year and also traded up to the top spot in the draft to select Cal quarterback Jared Goff, so it makes sense that the show is with them this year.

The team already has a lot on them right now after being the center of much attention around the league after jumping to Los Angeles from St. Louis. Head coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t want the “Hard Knocks” crew to be a distraction to his team going into the 2016 season, but he also wants to put on a good show for the cameras as well.

We want this to be the best show to date,” Fisher told the Los Angeles Times. “We want to pave the way for the member clubs to line up for the opportunity to do this. . . . The players are familiar, they understand what’s ahead, we’ve talked to the coaches and they’re excited.”

Fisher wasted little time letting the paper know, however, that he wants his team to act like there aren’t any cameras around.

“We want them to be football players, not actors,” Fisher said.

Rams punter Sam Hekker said he may be a little worried about forgetting about the cameras being around. He said he doesn’t want to disappoint his family with some of the language he uses on the football field.

“I’ve got to make sure that my grandmother doesn’t have to hear me bleeped out,” Hekker said.

It certainly looks like the Rams are ready to get the show, literally, on the road and know that it could end up being a good thing for them. The last six teams to be featured on the show have equaled or bettered their record from the year before with four of them making the playoffs.

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