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Old 12-08-2017, 12:27 PM   #1
 
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Drew Brees blasts Thursday NFL games after several Saints suffer injuries

Following a handful of injuries in his team's 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees took aim at Thursday Night Football games when speaking with reporters. Brees said Thursday games are "absolutely" unsafe due to little rest players receive after Sunday games and he thinks the NFL's high injury rate is "One-hundred percent a product of playing on Thursday night.""Do you understand what guys' bodies go through in a game?" Brees told reporters, via the The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune. "And then to have to turn around four days later and to play? ... Is this smart as it pertains to guys' health and safety? No, absolutely not."
As a longtime players' union leader, Brees said he plans to have the issue "addressed." "When you see guys go down, when you lose guys for what you think is unnecessary just because you put them at a much higher risk in such a quick turnaround, that gets you upset," he said.
The Saints (9-4) suffered a slew of injuries on Thursday, including running back Alvin Kamara, who left in the first quarter due to a concussion. Other New Orleans injuries included safety Kenny Vaccaro (groin), linebacker A.J. Klein (groin), guard Senio Kelemete (concussion) and defensive end Trey Hendrickson (ankle).
Brees joined a long list of players who have publicly blasted Thursday games. Seattle's Doug Baldwin said last month that Thursday games should be "illegal" after his teammate Richard Sherman suffered a season-ending achilles tear Nov. 9 against the Arizona Cardinals in a Thursday game.

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Talk to a coal miner, oil rig worker, or a fishing boat crew...humans can and do tolerate much much more than 2 football games in a 4 day span.
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I used to get flack for this, but I recall SF playing so conservative in games before TNF when Harbaugh was coaching.
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I hate it but I hate Monday night also
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Talk to a coal miner, oil rig worker, or a fishing boat crew...humans can and do tolerate much much more than 2 football games in a 4 day span.
Apples and oranges comparison.
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Re: Drew Brees blasts Thursday NFL games after several Saints suffer injuries

They weren't worried about it during the last labor talks.

They also weren't worried about more benefits for retired players.

They collectively bargained to give themselves more money in the short run.

The owners and Rog said okay.

Cry me a river.
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Apples and oranges comparison.
Absolutely!
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Re: Drew Brees blasts Thursday NFL games after several Saints suffer injuries

The NFL should keep the season opening Thursday Night game, and still keep the 3 Thursday Thanksgiving games, just make sure those 6 teams all have bye weeks before. The rest of the Thursday games should be eliminated.

I would also like the preseason cut to 3 games, and play the most important preseason game on a neutral site, such as Mexico, China, London, or cities in the United States who don't have teams. The NFL can use this as a tool for selling NFL Sunday Ticket, and eliminate all regular season games from being played out of the country.
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They should cut off Thursday games after thanksgiving and keep them earlier in the year. They should also take into consideration how early a team has a bye.
They gave us an early by and back to back division games with a Thursday night away game. That’s pretty damn brutal for any team in the league.
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Thursday night after off week
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