When the Rams moved back to Los Angeles, it was a given that the team would be under the bright lights more than they had been in the past.
Well the lights have already gotten brighter for the Rams. It's been reported by Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that the Rams have agreed to being the featured team of "Hard Knocks" on HBO.
Of course, veteran of the documentary series and current Head Coach of the Buffalo Bills Rex Ryan was the first to tell everyone that the decision would come down to the Rams and the New Orleans Saints.
What is Hard Knocks?
It is a documentary series that highlights a team during training camp and preseason games. It has focused on the story of players that are on the bubble of the depth chart in the past.
The relocation of the Rams will be a focus this season based on this statement by Ken Rodgers, NFL Films coordinating producer:
"Previous teams that have moved, it wasn’t something that we had covered fully like we’re going to cover the Rams. What we try to do on the show is find a team that’s going on a mission, that’s going somewhere. Having a team that’s not only trying to get somewhere but is also physically moving just adds to the drama of training camp."
Other possible topics would include: the QB position, a focus on Aaron Donald and Todd Gurley, the Rams defense, and of course another brawl with the Cowboys if the teams practice together again.
Being on this show is move that should excite fans and of course promote the team in their new location. For those who are worried about this being a distraction, it should not be. The past six teams that have appeared on the show have matched or surpassed their previous record.