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Hard Knocks Season Finale: The Colts Go Out With A Whimper

Put Hard Knocks director Steve Trout among the many that was completely shocked by the Colts utter collapse against the Jacksonville Jaguars and saw their season come to an abrupt end.

Steve has joined Kevin & Query throughout the entire run of the in-season series and was definitely gearing up for at least an extra episode or two.  Unfortunately, on Thursday’s show it was his last appearance to recap the unexpected season finale.  He dove into what it was like to capture the after effects of the loss, if they were privy to the meeting between Jim Irsay, Chris Ballard and Frank Reich, the content that will now see the cutting room floor due to the end of the season and the plans moving forward with the series.

“We were floored.  It was very sad and abrupt.  We did not expect for Episode 9 to be the end.” – Hard Knocks director Steve Trout

He said the toughest part of the episode was seeing players and coaches watching reality set in that the final minutes of their season were occurring.

“You saw it at the end of the 4th quarter with guys sitting alone on the bench, the power of imagery.  The brief moments with Jim Irsay in the locker room were very telling.” – Steve Trout

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekly interviews with Steve to get a peak behind the curtain of the Hard Knocks process over the past few months and if you missed our final sit down with him, you can catch the full interview at the bottom of the article and be sure to listen to Kevin & Query every weekday morning from 7-10 on 93.5 & 107.5 The Fan!

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