Watch For “Creative Editing”

August 22nd, 2017

Yes, “Hard Knocks” is just minutes away, and Joe thought he’d drop this post on Bucs fans ready to watch.

Joe knows many of you listen to the “Ira Kaufman Podcast” from world-renowned NFL writer and prized columnist, Ira Kaufman. Joe has referred to the broadcasts of “Hard Knocks” as “creative editing.” This is where the NFL Films producers, who put together the series for HBO, can splice and craft video to fit a narrative or a story of some sort.

For example, Joe was just re-watching last week’s episode, and in particular, the scene in which winning Bucs coach Dirk Koetter and Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht decide it’s finally time to cut the cord on kicker Roberto Aguayo.

Well, “Hard Knocks” shows a scene that is intended to provide an image that Koetter and Licht are hashing out the Aguayo decision at the crack of dawn the morning after the Bucs played the Bengals in the first preseason game. “Hard Knocks” shows a pretty scene from a drone — Joe has seen the thing hover over One Buc Palace — with the sun in the horizon and One Buc Palace and the practice fields in the foreground.

The problem is, the scene isn’t dawn, but dusk.

Joe knows many of you are likely recording “Hard Knocks.” Go back and look at the scene. It is One Buc Palace in the foreground with the giant Bucs flag in the middle of the frame, and the sun in the background. Anyone who has been to One Buc Palace knows the giant Bucs flag is located in the parking lot west of One Buc Palace, west of the practice fields. The sun sets in the west; rises in the east.

So that scene is actually caught at dusk, not at dawn. If Koetter and Licht were actually discussing cutting Aguayo at the time the scene was shot, it would have been while the Bucs were playing the Bengals the night before in Cincinnati, if that’s when the sunset image was captured.

And that is what Joe calls “creative editing.”

16 Responses to “Watch For “Creative Editing””

  1. Buc believer Says:

    Can’t wait for this weeks episode! Makes me feel like I’m actually in camp! Best thing to happen to the Bucs in a while!

  2. Rod Munch Says:

    Low energy episode so far…

    Also Jacksonville looks like such a dump – just as I remember it.

  3. unbelievable Says:

    … yea, welcome to reality TV Joe… LOL.

  4. Rod Munch Says:

    It was indeed a low energy show this week – interesting to me but I have a feeling it’s going to get knocked by non-Bucs fans as being boring, certainly not up to the standards of the first two episodes.

  5. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    Dirk Koetter is right up there with Chucky as my favorite Bucs Head Coach. He is just so damn real. And is the exact kind of presence needed to mold Jameis into the best Quarterback the NFC south has ever seen.

  6. Dreambig Says:

    THis weeks show is the best one yet. Jameis’s leadership continues to impress. As for last weeks dusk shot, thats funny, I wondered last week why they showed the sun setting when they were talking about early morning, I didn’t even connect they were trying to make it look like the sun was rising. For those of us living here, no way anyone could ever pull off that shot as a sunrise. Thats just crazy.

  7. Lamarcus Says:

    I think all or nothing has that too. If watch the shows repeatly u see different things. I think Lucha underground is like this too. New way of not keeping the same show boring? U can watch previous shows and new things

  8. Lamarcus Says:

    And watch new things

  9. Dreambig Says:

    Rod Munch – surprised you thought this weeks episode was dull. I didn’t think so at all. Thought they did a good job on all the story lines.

  10. Rod Munch Says:

    Dreambig – I didn’t think the show was dull, I was saying because it was low on energy compared to the first 2 I can see how non-fans will hate on it. It was still enjoyable to me, but less so than the first two and if you’re not a fan of the Bucs I think you should easily say it might come across as boring as it was just so low energy. The buzz on Twitter was also extremely low compared to weeks one and two as well, not that many people tweeting about it.

    Still very very much enjoying it, was just saying.

  11. Rod Munch Says:

    Also a swimming hint for Fleeming… I was born and raised in FL and the way me and my sister learned how to swim was as little kids we were taking out to the ghetto beach on by the Causeway and our neighbor who was a huge guy took us out up to about his neck and then just threw us into the water. It worked, we didn’t die.You learn to swim amazingly quickly in that case. So go have whoever the biggest guy on the team is (or maybe go kind Tyji Armstrong, I’m sure he’s free) and have them toss you into the water. You’ll learn to swim… probably.

  12. TampaTown Says:

    @ Rod:
    Wow. Where was your mother?! Lol. From one native to another, I agree that Ben T Davis is nasty and always has been. Yuck

  13. RayJameisStadium Says:

    That is also the scene were we become aware of “the Decision” of letting go of Aguayo had nothing to do with the Glazers as the media reported. lol

  14. Fsuking Says:

    Jason Licht says the words “let me sleep on it” right at the end of that seen. I’m quite sure they weren’t trying to frame anything

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  16. Joe Says:

    Jason Licht says the words “let me sleep on it” right at the end of that seen. I’m quite sure they weren’t trying to frame anything

    Joe knows the timeline of when Koetter and Licht pulled the trigger. “Hard Knocks” always frames everything., as a good production will. Last night was a perfect example. We share that on Ira’s pod tomorrow.