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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; With the laundry list of players injured in Thursday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, it’s no wonder some of the players involved in the game would question the wisdom of playing two games in five days. ...

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Old 11-10-2017, 07:56 AM   #1
 
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Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football should be illegal

With the laundry list of players injured in Thursday night’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals, it’s no wonder some of the players involved in the game would question the wisdom of playing two games in five days.

Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin thinks the enterprise should be banned.

“This s— should be illegal,” Baldwin said, via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune. “It is not OK. It’s not OK. You can quote me on that.

“This is not OK. … Absolutely, guys do not have enough time to recover. You can’t recover in four days.”

Baldwin was one of at least 15 players hurt or injured in the game between the two teams. The Seahawks alone had 12 different players injured in some way. Cornerback Richard Sherman (Achilles), defensive tackle Jarran Reed (hamstring), tackle Duane Brown (ankle), running back C.J. Prosise (ankle), linebacker Michael Wilhoite (calf) and defensive end Frank Clark (thigh) were all knocked out of the game and did not return.

Safety Kam Chancellor (stinger), cornerback Shaquill Griffin (shoulder), quarterback Russell Wilson (jaw/concussion check), defensive tackle Nazair Jones and Baldwin (hip/groin) all had issues arise as well that they played through.

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Re: Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football should be illegal

It's also a big advantage to the home team. Home teams win 62% of the time on Thursday as opposed to 52% on other nights.

Just goes to show ya owners don't care about safety or fairness, just money.
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Re: Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football should be illegal

Still sounds like sour grapes to me. I hate the way Seattle players use the media the way they do. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see the Saints lashing out like this, leave those battles for the HC and above. I think Payton does a good job getting a message across, without individuals going on rants and tyrades.
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Re: Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football should be illegal

Do away with Thursday Night Football. This needs to be high on priority list for the next CBA (expire) in 2020. Guys need more time to recover from the previous week.

Schedule more college games on that night.
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Re: Doug Baldwin: Thursday Night Football should be illegal

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Still sounds like sour grapes to me. I hate the way Seattle players use the media the way they do. Maybe I'm wrong but I don't see the Saints lashing out like this, leave those battles for the HC and above. I think Payton does a good job getting a message across, without individuals going on rants and tyrades.
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