Dolphins CB Vontae Davis’ goofy charm may be our only hope at being entertained by a player’s personality on this season of Hard Knocks.
I’m not completely giving up on the Miami Dolphins Hard Knocks but I have to say the premiere episode was boring as hell. It started out with the QBs (Moore, Garrard, Tannenhill) and their wives talking about whatever they were talking about. Something about Matt Moore watching the bachelorette or something. I don’t know, I turned away to see Gabby Douglas and Dawn Harper’s Olympic turns.
Next thing I saw was Braylon Edwards trying to explain why he’s not the man he keeps proving over and over that he is. In the end, as you may know, the Dolphins passed on Edwards who later signed with the Seattle Seahawks (more on the Seahawks tomorrow! I have a few things to say).
If I remember correctly cut scenes on the show do not typically air until you’ve gotten some attachment to the players during camp. That way you care about them and it’s suspenseful and heart wrenching. This episode had a cut scene of a dude we don’t know within the first 20 minutes. It felt forced and unfair. The guy they cut had no screen time before that and there was no reason to show that particular release. At that point, I knew HBO was trying too hard to make this cast of nobodies interesting.
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