Allen Park — Matt Patricia wants nothing to do with “Challenging Knocks.”

The Detroit Lions coach will not likely have a decision if HBO’s guiding-the-scenes show chooses to element his crew this offseason, but Patricia experienced a recommendation at Monday’s year ticket holder summit. 

“I think Jon Gruden is an exceptional decision for that show,” Patricia said. “I think the Oakland Raiders and almost everything they have got going on appropriate now would be fantastic viewing for every person to watch.”

Patricia isn’t really improper. The Raiders are a persuasive decision provided Gruden’s much larger-than-daily life identity, three first-spherical picks, and the reality the crew remains with out a residence for 2019, just one 12 months prior to the franchise is scheduled to transfer to Las Vegas. 

Then again, probably HBO wants to roll the dice that the Raiders will not likely make the postseason this year and will be suitable again upcoming 12 months, their first in the Sin Town.

The Raiders and Lions are amid five groups that cannot drop a request to be on the show in 2019, alongside with San Francisco, Washington and the New York Giants. Exemptions are provided to groups that have carried out the show in the earlier 10 a long time, manufactured the playoffs in the earlier two or hired a new head coach this offseason. 

The Lions, which have carried out their ideal to place up a veil of secrecy below the routine of common manager Bob Quinn and Patricia, who were both groomed for far more than a 10 years in a comparable setting operating for the New England Patriots, dread the idea of HBO’s cameras capturing moments that would in any other case be withheld from community check out. 

Quinn, who also trumpeted the Raiders as a better healthy, acknowledged the staffs he’s labored on have used the show to scout their future opponent, seeking for any edge they could discover. 

“Is it going to be a matter of a acquire and decline, I’m not sure,” Quinn said. “But we choose the stuff that we do guiding our doors very privately and very securely, so which is a little something that is definitely a factor.”

And probably far more than any other factor, Patricia will not want his household to be uncovered to the colourful language he’s identified to use on the follow discipline and in the assembly rooms. 

“I definitely think I would get a large amount of phone calls from my mother at evening if that show was on.”

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