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Seahawks Richard Sherman is no fan of Thursday Night Football

Posted by Betonline Team on 12/21/2016 12:21:02 AM
Seahawks Richard Sherman is no fan of Thursday Night Football

Out spoken Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman hates Thursday Night Football and is on a one man campaign to abolish it.

It is bad for the body. It is bad football and television ratings are getting worse. Sherman recently detailed his dislike for the product on The Players Tribune.

He even called the product a “poopfest.”

“The NFL preaches player safety,” Sherman wrote. “The league says it wants to do everything in its power to protect its players. But when it comes down to it, it’s not the players that the NFL protects. It’s the Shield.” Sherman broke down the playing week and how players generally feel.

SUNDAY: Game day. This is what you live for. You go out on the field and you fight, battle and bleed. On a good day, you win. But no matter what, your body takes a beating. So you go home and ice up.’

MONDAY: You feel like crap. Your ankles hurt, your back hurts – it’s different for everybody, but something always hurts. Some days the pain is so bad that you can’t even get out of bed. But you have to, because you have to get to the facility to watch film. The coaches will run you a little to break up the lactic acid that has built up in your muscles. Maybe you’ll get a lift in. Toward the end of the season you’ll probably add an MRI to your routine to check on the various injuries you’ve been playing through – just to be safe.

TUESDAY: “Off day. This is when you’ll hit the cold tub or the hot tub and get a swim in – something low impact, just to get your body moving again. You’ll have to break up some of the scar tissue that has built up since Sunday. A massage usually does the trick.”

WEDNESDAY: “Your body still hasn’t completely healed from Sunday’s game, but you have to put it back to work. You’re in shoulder pads and helmets, banging, even though you’re probably still discovering bruises from Sunday that you didn’t know you had.”

THURSDAY: “You take the pads off and practice a little lighter. You’re running and practicing and the soreness is starting to wane. But your body isn’t ready to go through the trauma of playing another football game.”

Players do not get an off day when they play Thursday Night games. Instead they have a light practice and get massages on Tuesdays.

Sherman says that the body is not ready by Thursday. That explains the poor quality of play.

“Your body isn’t completely ready. You’re still sore from Sunday’s game. You’re going to go out there and compete and give everything you have, because that’s what you do. But your body just won’t have as much to give as it would have had on a full week’s rest.”

Sherman said Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere as long as advertisers keep advertising and the money keeps rolling in. He has a solution. The NFL should eliminate one preseason game and set bye weeks for teams the week before they are scheduled to play Thursday night. That way teams will have 11 days of rest before playing the game.

“I guess this is what happens when you have people in suits who never played the game at this level dictating the schedule. I’d like to put Roger Goodell in pads for a late game on a Sunday, in December, in Green Bay, on the frozen tundra – then see what time he gets to the office on Monday morning, knowing that he would have to suit up again on Thursday. Then maybe he’d understand.”


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