Falcons shun HBO, turn down ‘Hard Knocks’

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NFL fans hoping to see another season of the New York Jets on HBO’s Hard Knocks will be delighted to hear that the Atlanta Falcans have turned down an appearance on the hit show.

Team officials say they want to focus on football without the offseason distraction of cameramen following them around everywhere they go.

#falcons have officially declined HBO and Hard Knocks.

— Brian (@IamSouthern_eh) April 22, 2012

so happy the falcons turned down hard knocks this year. sure a national spotlight is great but the focus is a championship or nothing

— TM (@WhatYNOT) April 22, 2012

Thank god the falcons turned down "Hard Knocks". That would have been bad.

— Jake H (@hendog108) April 22, 2012

Damn, the Falcons turned down Hard Knocks. I wanted to see that smh

— Spook By The Door (@MrDespicable) April 22, 2012

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King says it would be completely UNFAIR to the rest of the league if HBO offered the show to the New York Jets for another season even though Tim Tebow would undoubtedly shatter their rating record.

I can tell you NFL Films doesn't want the Jets on Hard Knocks. It's "NFL Films,'' not "Rex Ryan/Tim Tebow Films.''

— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 22, 2012

Imagine you're the Texans. You WANT to be on Hard Knocks. And the league puts on the same team twice in a row. Not fair. Not right.

— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) April 22, 2012