Hard Knocks: Episode 4 Recap
Once again we are headed down two already traveled paths, head coach Marvin Lewis trying to be stern with his team after another loss and that owner Mike Brown is cheap and has yet to fix the players gate into Paul Brown Stadium. There’s a family vibe to the episode early on as the stories bounce from another of the players lives rather rapidly.
Chad Ochocinco some kind advice for actress Jennifer Aniston and then proceeds to give a step by step of the new way to get a woman’s phone number.
Tank Johnson reveals the NFL player’s of today don’t have any knowledge of who paved the ground before them. I for one wouldn’t expect them to know Hall of Famer quarterback and 7 time Pro Bowler Len Dawson, but Donnie Walsh aka Bill Walsh are you kidding me? I feel better that at least you know now and latter is better than never but can you at least get the mans name correct.
Thank you to defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer for sitting down and letting Johnson the only way out of the league is the player himself. At least if doesn’t hit home with Johnson, I’m sure an NFL player on his coach watching Hard Knocks got it.
Brain Leonard tells first hand it doesn’t matter if your a 2nd round NFL Draft pick, you are playing in the Not-For-League, as he was cut from the St. Louis Rams after being drafted by them two years prior.
It’s our first introduction to the man they call JB. A cleaning lady and team mascot all rolled in one is assistant equipment manager James “JB” Brown.
Finally Hard Knocks takes us into the life of former UTEP standout quarterback Jordan Palmer and the difficulties of being younger brother of star quarterback Carson Palmer on the same team. Thank for waiting till episode 4 to tackle this subject HBO. He has to face everything from kids disappointments that they are not getting an autograpoh from Carson, even be told to his face by a parent,
“That’s the brother, not the star. That ain’t No. 9.”
Some may view his invention of the website RunPee.com silly but he has found a market and you can’t knock a man hustle.
Roy Williams and Johnson take in Cincinnati Red’s game while getting the chance to talk with visiting team Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre on the difference of the two sports and some words of wisdom.
Thanks to Hard Knocks though I become of aware of the fact that former Mississippi State University head coach Sylvester Croom is now the running backs coach for the Rams before the preseason game number three. Same old story as mistakes play a part of the Bengals being down at halftime to the Rams. Both Palmer’s shine, as the oldest Carson mentors the young players and Jordan on the field.
Head coach Lewis continues to yell and his team continues to tune him out. Then it’s time for good ol front butt to finally earn his paycheck sending players to have their jobs taken away from them.
Andre Smith is still fat and owner Mike Brown knows it. Smith finally signs and has more money now for donuts and fried twinkies. Then Fatty breaks a bone in his foot. Feet aren’t designed to absorb the impact of a half ton tub of lard running.
Next week is the season finale of Hard Knocks.