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Rams don't expect 'Hard Knocks' HBO series to be a distraction

Rams don't expect 'Hard Knocks' HBO series to be a distraction

The first time NFL Films documented a training camp was 49 years ago, when the legendary storytellers focused their lens on the Green Bay Packers. It was a good news/bad news experience.

The good news: Packers coach Vince Lombardi was enthralled, giving rare access to his players, who seemed energized and especially sharp with the cameras trained on them. The coach, initially skeptical, insisted the filmmakers stay for a second day.

The bad news: The crew ran out of film by the end of Day 1.

That didn't bother Lombardi, who was entirely comfortable with the crew faking it on Day 2, simply pointing empty cameras at his players to keep them...

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