As the quarterback of the Buccaneers, Jameis Winston knew that he would be one of the focal points of this year's Hard Knocks. He knew that he would have extra cameras around, some just to follow him. Hard Knocks even took a trip out to Winston's hometown of Bessemer, Alabama, to visit his family and the house he grew up in. The added attention could be difficult, but Winston has embraced the opportunity.
Pictures of Winston during the Buccaneers' training camp practices.
"It was a blessing to be able to have that opportunity to show them where I came from," he said during a press conference on Wednesday.
The production of the show can be invasive at times. Cameras are everywhere and anywhere capturing everything in sight. Bringing Hard Knocks back to Alabama wasn't a problem for Winston, though.
"That's where I'm from," Winston added. "I will never be uncomfortable being in my hometown."
The first episode of Hard Knocks is less than a week away. The season premiere is scheduled for 10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th.