5 storylines we think will be covered on tonight's 'Hard Knocks' premiere

Ruben Hill
August 9, 2018

Whether it's the arrival of Jarvis Landry, the non-arrival of Josh Gordon, the season-ending surgery for Ricardo Louis or Sunday's trade of former first-round pick Corey Coleman, there's no shortage of content available from the Browns wide receiving corps. If you're going to [expletive] practice, [expletive] practice. Once he's alone again, he whispers to himself, "Keep going". According to NFL.com, teams with first year coaches, teams that made the playoffs in the last two seasons, and teams that have appeared on the series in the past ten years are all teams can avoid mandatory inclusion on Hard Knocks. Landry's speech in which he tore into the receivers for not producing in practice is why this franchise has any hope of a resurrection.

"If I don't lay things out the right way and the presentation is poor, they're gonna have my ass", says Roback, the first person in National Football League history to be afraid of Drew Stanton. But if you're not hurt, like if your hamstring ain't falling off, f--ing bone; your leg ain't broke. Like, straight up, that s-- is weakness. That s-- been here in the past, and that's why the past has been like it is, bro.

Injured Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier agreed with Landry, saying on Twitter "you got to be on the field to get better". If you're not (expletive) hurt, you've got to (expletive) practice. That s-- is in the past, and that's why the past has been like it is, bro. "We gotta change this drastically and if we got guys who haven't done s-- sitting around doing nothing, I just don't know how we're gonna do it". Jackson gets the news from his sister Kimberly on the phone in his office. "Music is the way I live life", Kirksey said.

As The Ringer sees it, the first episode's MVPs were two quarterbacks - and not the one you might expect. "We're focusing on the 2018 season".

- Rookie quarterback Brogan Roback didn't stock the RV fridge the way veteran Drew Stanton prefered it and Stanton let him know it. Roback's cameo was pretty strong. Cleveland has been quiet about the status of their talented and troubled receiver who, in his own words, is taking time to follow his "overall health and treatment plan". Jackson says as he dives right back into watching film. "If we live in our fears", Haley said.

Mayfield played a big part in the premiere as well.

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