While we will likely have to wait a few more weeks for the official word on which team will be the subject matter this year on the HBO training camp documentary “Hard Knocks”, a Wednesday report would lead you to believe that the Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be that team.
According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, a handful of teams have volunteered for the show.
NFL source tells me the Giants will NOT be in "Hard Knocks" this year. A handful of clubs volunteered instead, and league is still deciding.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) May 7, 2014
Like the Steelers, the New York Giants could be forced to do Hard Knocks this year due to the fact that they have missed the playoffs two years in a row and don’t have a new head coach. Hubbuch, however, goes as far as to say that the Giants will not be chosen this year thanks to other teams volunteering.
Based on the comments made about Hard Knocks over the course of the offseason by Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin, it’s a pretty good bet that neither of them volunteered the team to be the subject matter this year.
According to Deadspin, an NFL spokesperson told them via email only that the league is “still in discussions with a number of teams.”
Being as Hubbuch is confidently ruling out the Giants based on other teams volunteering, you would think the same would apply for the Steelers. We should know for sure in about five weeks or so.