Is it a bad idea for a team that has not had many positive's this millennium to turn down a chance to show off its new coach and Quarterback of the future?
That's exactly what the Browns did in turning down the opportunity to be filmed on "Hard Knocks'. 1st year Head Coach Mike Pettine said "It was the same reason we didn't feel super comfortable having a camera in the draft room, Let's get through the first year," according to the Plain Dealer.
My thinking is anytime you are a perennial losing team you have to do certain things that you normally would not do. This is one, because of the hype it could build and creating a atmosphere that something is happening here, something positive.