Producer: Dolphins only choice for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

Whether it is their way of trying to make the Dolphins feel wanted or trying to cover their own tracks, an NFL Films senior coordinating producer of HBO's "Hard Knocks" says Miami was the network's only choice for the reality show.

"We cast a wide net," Ross Ketover told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "We talk to a lot of teams to gauge their interest. Some are very interested. Some are interested with caveats that are not acceptable with us. Others say we'll do it in future years. Others are not interested.

"The fact of the matter is, despite what you read, we did not offer the show to any other team but the Dolphins."

So all those reports of HBO pursuing the Jets, Texans, Redskins, 49ers, etc., were just to "gauge their interest." Think of it like the way a shy senior might have his friends check around to see who is interesting in going to the prom with him so he can actually ask a date he knows will say yes.

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