What: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Atlanta Falcons
Date: Tuesday August 5
Start Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
TV Info: HBO
Live Stream: HBO Go during the show and available on demand following it’s conclusion.
The Atlanta Falcons will be front and center for the world to watch as they are featured in this year's 'Hard Knocks' series. The popular show from HBO returns for another season of behind the scenes looks at NFL teams, as they go through training camp, the preseason and the final roster cutdown. The Cincinnati Bengals have been through it twice, including last year's Emmy Award-winning season.
Falcons wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie was a little skeptical when talk circulated about the team appearing on 'Hard Knocks', but his thoughts have since changed.
"It's been fun," Robiskie said. "I think coming in, I expected it to be a distraction. I thought there would be kind of a camera in your face every day ... 'Hard Knocks' has been good. I'm sure it's good for people who will see the insides of it.
"I think it's been good for us in that whereby we would sit in those rooms at night and scream and cuss and yell -- and that's all I do, scream, and cuss, and holler at people -- it's given us a chance to sit down and coach. And every now and then, something funny comes out, and they've been able to capture that and hopefully show people that we're working, but we're humans."
The storylines to watch for include the return of Pro Bowl receiver Julio Jones from a foot injury, the beginning of offensive tackle Jake Matthews' career, the switch to a 3-4 defensive alignment and the Falcons' attempt to rebound from a 4-12 record in the season after reaching the NFC championship game.
|Hard Knocks with Atlanta Falcons episode schedule (TV: HBO)|
|Episode||Original airing||Repeat airing|
|No. 1||10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5||11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6|
|No. 2||10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12||11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13|
|No. 3||10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19||11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20|
|No. 4||10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26||11 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27|
|No. 5||10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2||11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3|