CINCINNATI – Four years after the Cincinnati Bengals were featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" show, coach Marvin Lewis still hears about his profane tirade to his team after a poor preseason game.
The Bengals are ready to get the NFL talking about them again.
NFL Films crews started shooting video on Thursday for the first episode of the show, which follows a team through training camp. The Bengals are the second team to be featured twice — they also did it in 2009, when they went to the playoffs.
Many teams refuse to do "Hard Knocks" because it shows players and coaches in otherwise private moments. The Bengals like the attention it will bring them. It'll be the first time on "Hard Knocks" for most of their key players.