Episode 1 of the 2022 Hard Knocks reintroduced NFL fans and viewers to the gritty and passionate Detroit Lions team. The 3-13-1 record was not indicative of the fight the Lions gave their opponent every week. Helmed by second-year head coach Dan Campbell, his passion and tenacity for the game of football should be on full display in episode 2 of the 2022 Hard Knocks season. Here’s all the information you need to watch episode 2 on Tuesday night.
2022 Hard Knocks: Channel, start time, and live stream options for episode 2
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET, Aug. 16, 2022
- Channel: HBO
- Live stream options: HBO Max
While many know about Campbell, the rest of the coaching staff is comprised of a few more well-known names. Assistant HC/RB coach Duce Staley is joined by QB coach Mark Brunell and WR coach Antwaan Randle El as former high-profile players on the offensive staff. Meanwhile, the defense is anchored by coordinator Aaron Glenn and LB coach Kelvin Sheppard. This gives a young Lions team decades of training camp experience from their coaches.
Peeling back the curtain of the coaching staff offered a different perspective of the people calling the shots and leading the players. Hard Knocks also introduced viewers to some of the players. While the show did use QB Jared Goff and RB Jamaal Williams to establish a connection to last season, HBO also shined some of the spotlight on newcomers. Most notable were rookie DE Aidan Hutchinson’s rendition of “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson and rookie LB Malcolm Rodriguez’s salsa dance.
With the first week of the preseason in the books, it will be interesting to see how the 2022 Hard Knocks season incorporates the Lions’ preparations in episode 2. Detroit lost 27-23 at home to Atlanta, not the start Campbell and Co. were hoping for, but a start nonetheless. Here’s the schedule for the rest of the Hard Knocks episodes this season. Also, stay tuned after the credits, as episode 1 featured a sneak peek at the 2022 in-season Hard Knocks coverage of the Arizona Cardinals. Could there be even more looks at the upcoming season?
2022 Hard Knocks schedule
- Episode 3
- 10 p.m. ET, Aug. 23
- Episode 4
- 10 p.m. ET, Aug. 30
- Episode 5
- 10 p.m. ET, Sept. 6