Ken Rogers of NFL Films talks Hard Knocks, Packers on the show?
Aug 16, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) and head coach Mike McCarthy talk during a time out in the second half against the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome. Image by Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Ken Rogers works on Hard Knocks every year for the NFL, and this year found the show being hosted by the Atlanta Falcons.
Rogers joined Sports Central on Thursday night, and was asked about whether he'd like the Packers to ever be the subject of the training camp documentary. With the team's impressive national fanbase, Rogers thinks it'd be a great opportunity for everyone involved.
"I think it'd be fabulous for Packers fans around the country to see what goes on behind the scenes," Rogers said.
This year, the Falcons were an ideal choice for the show, though. Rogers said the team was very open to having the show document their training camp.
After a frustrating 4-12 season, the Falcons saw it as an opportunity to start fresh and motivate their players with the cameras around.
"This year it just worked out perfectly where in years past the Falcons have been in the mix and talked about," Rogers said. "They felt comfortable this year and were all-in."
Not many will know the first team to allow access to their training camp was the Packers. Head coach Vince Lombardi invited Steve Sabol of NFL Films up to Green Bay, and wanted him to stay longer.
According to Rogers, Lombardi wanted Sabol and his crew to stay longer because he'd never seen his players perform with such energy than when the cameras were around.
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