San Francisco receiver Anquan Boldin believes the NFL’s slate of Thursday night games shows that the league’s owners are more concerned about revenue for NFL Network than they are about player safety.
“But there are some things that just don’t make sense to me,” Boldin said. “I mean if you’re so concerned about player safety then why do you have every team in the league playing on Thursday night when they just competed on a Sunday, knowing how difficult it is for guys to get back to being healthy after playing on Sunday? Guys really don’t feel like they’re back till probably Thursday or Friday to prepare for that next week.”
The Thursday night slate of games are drawing good ratings to NFL Network, which means those games aren’t going away. No matter how much Boldin and his fellow players say three days off for rest and recovery is not enough.
Source: Michael David Smith, NBC Sports, Pro Football Talk