ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos haven’t been one of the teams that was looking to jump to the front of the line to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.’’
But given the Broncos will face the Houston Texans Saturday night in NRG Stadium, the Broncos will have bit parts in the annual series, which goes behind the scenes, all-access style, with a team during the preseason.
The Texans have the NFL Films crew in tow this summer as they go about their daily business. Some of the Broncos players said while they hadn’t watched much, or any, of the series, they thought Denver’s locker room would fit into the show’s theme.
“That'd be kind of weird here just because you kind of do get a little bit more privacy,’’ cornerback Chris Harris Jr. said. “That might be fun though. Give fans a look at how crazy our locker room is. They might like that.’’
Linebacker Von Miller was asked after Monday’s morning practice if he had seen any of this summer’s episodes with the Texans and said, “No, we have curfew at 10:30, so you have to pretty much get everything in in 30 minutes. I'm asleep when 'Hard Knocks' comes on.’’
But asked who in the Broncos’ locker room would be featured if the cameras were following the Broncos, Miller named some of the team’s biggest names.
“I mean, besides me, (No.) 18 (QB Peyton Manning) would probably be up there, Demarcus (Ware), (No.) 88 (Demaryius Thomas), we have a lot of stars. Emmanuel (Sanders), he'd love that. It's probably a good thing that we haven't had them yet. We have a lot of guys that love the cameras, especially Emmanuel. He does the TV show during the season and all that stuff.’’