Dolphins Accept 'Hard Knocks' Invite; HBO Will Feature Training Camp In Miami

May 22, 2012; Davie, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins heath coach Joe Philbin (center) talks with his players during organized team activities at the Dolphins training facility. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Hard Knocks finally has a team. The Dolphins announced on Tuesday that they will be featured in the HBO show chronicling training camp.

After a number of teams declined offers to appear on the show, the Miami Dolphins have agreed to be the featured team in HBO's "Hard Knocks." Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin confirmed the news at a Tuesday morning media briefing.

Philbin characterized the move as a "football decision" and said the appearance on "Hard Knocks" will help the team "show a new identity." The Dolphins could use some positive exposure after a rough offseason in which Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn opted not to play in Miami despite the Dolphins overtures.

At least a handful of teams declined HBO's overtures to be featured on the show, including the Redskins, Broncos and Seahawks. Several more teams indicated they were unlikely to participate in the show if asked.

"Hard Knocks" is a series produced by HBO in which cameras follow a team throughout training camp. It's a reality show of sorts showing what a team goes through during training camp. The Jets, the last team to be featured in "Hard Knocks," were a popular choice in 2010. "Hard Knocks" was not produced in 2011.

Check out the list of teams who declined "Hard Knocks" before the Dolphins accepted. Also, visit SB Nation's The Phinsider for more on the Dolphins.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.