Last night was there premiere of HBO’s Hard Knocks featuring the Oakland Raiders. Being a guy who’s never watched hard knocks before I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the first episode feature MY Oakland Raiders, but everything I saw, I liked. I thought it was a well put together show mixing in the old Raiders classic clips with Al Davis, The Autumn Wind, and John Madden with the new current stuff going on at camp. It was very cool to me, a fan, to see the behind the scenes stuff.
The break out star of the show was rookie safety John Abram. This guy is such a Raider and I knew it from the beginning, I knew they were gonna draft him after hearing the things he was saying during combine and other pre-draft activities. He talks that talk and I believe he will walk that walk. He’s shit talking everybody and blowing guys up without pads, he’s ready to roll and I can’t wait to watch.
In next Tuesday’s episode I have a feeling there will be a lot of Abram again, but I’m really hoping there will be more Josh Jacobs, who was also a first round pick, running back from Alabama.
Everything I’ve heard about the goings of training camp Jacobs has been busting his ass and looking very good. Hopefully there’s some good clips of him toasting some Rams defenders in their joint practices which start today (Wednesday) and go on for the next few days.
Can’t wait for episode two next Tuesday…
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