Hard Knocks will be so damn good this season.
The new series featuring the Oakland Raiders debuts on August 6th but HBO gave us a preview of what’s to come.
For Gruden's rookies, being a Raider means becoming someone's nightmare.
Your first taste of this year's #HardKnocksNow, our behind-the-scenes looks at @Raiders training camp. pic.twitter.com/a0rCxPezM1
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) July 26, 2019
On Friday, HBO (along with NFL Films) dropped a clip of head coach Jon Gruden giving his rookies an incredible speech.
Here’s the transcript of Gruden’s speech:
“EVERYBODY RIGHT NOW HAS DREAMS, DON’T THEY GUYS?” GRUDEN SAID. “I SAID IT TO THE ROOKIES, ALRIGHT, EVERYBODY IN THE NFL. ‘I HAVE A DREAM OF MAKING IT IN THE NFL. I GOT A DREAM OF WINNING THE SUPER BOWL. I GOT A DREAM OF BEING IN THE PRO BOWL.’ I’M REALLY NOT INTO DREAMS ANYMORE, OKAY? I’M INTO NIGHTMARES. YOU GUYS WITH ME ON THAT? YOU GOTTA END SOMEBODY’S DREAM. YOU GOTTA TAKE THEIR JOB. YOU GOTTA TAKE THEIR HEART.
I believe Gruden enjoys people watching him coach more than he actually enjoys coaching.