Hard Knocks

10 Best Episodes of Hard Knocks - Season 12

An inside look at NFL training camps. From the top coaches to the rookies trying to make the team, Hard Knocks showcases what it takes to be in the NFL.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Hard Knocks - S12E1

#5 - Episode 1 (Season 12 - Episode 1)

Former Heisman winner Jameis Winston, outspoken DeSean Jackson and Pro Bowl perennial Gerald McCoy, along with rookies and free agents, go through the first week of drills at Buccaneers training camp.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 215 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E4

#4 - Episode 4 (Season 12 - Episode 4)


Jameis Winston and the first team unit prepare for the home preseason clash with the Cleveland Browns; the rookie talent show takes place at camp.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 119 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E3

#3 - Episode 3 (Season 12 - Episode 3)

Jameis Winston leads the Buccaneers to Jacksonville for practice sessions and a nationally televised preseason game with the Jaguars; competition heats up as 90 players vie for 53 roster spots.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 151 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E2

#2 - Episode 2 (Season 12 - Episode 2)


Third-year QB Jameis Winston displays his leadership on the field and in the locker room; kicker Roberto Aguayo learns his fate; Brent Grimes has a revealing conversation with his wife, Miko; players and coaches get game-time action as the Buccaneers travel to Cincinnati to play the Bengals.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 164 votes.

Hard Knocks - S12E5

#1 - Episode 5 (Season 12 - Episode 5)

Jameis Winston, Gerald McCoy, Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson prepare for the regular season. Rookie hopefuls Riley Bullough, aka "Joe Dirt," and Jeremy McNichols, aka "McWeapon," hope to survive the final cuts, when 37 players will lose their jobs.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 117 votes.

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