If anyone were interested in salvaging this season of “Hard Knocks”, only Roddy White, Bryan Cox and William Moore would get speaking time. But the Falcons have no such desire to entertaining you. The only impression they wish to cultivate is appearing to toughen up their roster while doing wholesome things like visiting an aquarium and ziplining when not on the field. That the Falcons are a relatively uninteresting team is part of the problem. That the league, NFL Films and HBO are content to not to dig for further intrigue (or at least allow the Falcons to excise it when found) is the real reason all the fun has been siphoned from the series.

Tonight we’ll no doubt get the fallout of the Falcons 32-7 loss to the Texans, a lackluster showing that Mike Smith will surely credit to a lack of physicality. Nothing a forced “SHIT!” can’t solve.