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Goodell says Hard Knocks should be a "shared obligation"

Allison Joyce

If Roger Goodell has his way, you'll eventually see the Eagles featured on HBO's Hard Knocks. It was recently announced that the Cincinnati Bengals would be featured on the 8th season of the training camp documentary series, the second time they've been on the show.

In total, only 6 teams have been featured on the 8 seasons of the show. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he'd like to see it rotated amongst all teams.

"We're talking about some kind of formal rotation where teams participate in the show on a more regular basis," said Goodell. "Not necessarily more frequently, but on a regular basis so that it is a shared obligation and it would give more teams an opportunity to have this."

Thing is, it doesn't seem like it's a lack of opportunity that's kept the cameras out of team's locker rooms. Every year we hear that a lot of teams just don't want them there.

"The show has been popular with our fans because it gives them an inside look at how a team operates. The Bengals have been great about inviting HBO and NFL Films in to be able to see what's going on," Goodell said. "And understand how a team is put together. That inside access is what the show is all about. The storylines always develop in a positive way because they get access. They're able to understand the human emotions that are going on and the decisions that are made."

I think we'd all love to see the Eagles featured on the show, but is it important enough for the league to kind of force them into it?

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