I think Thursday, Sunday and Monday is a nice way to go about it. I like what they are doing. Bringing more content to the fans.
The NFL London games are what needs to go. NFL Europe failed and the London game was created to appease the fans in Europe. NFL is an American sport. Can't play games every week if you are going to be international.
The London game is not to appease anyone but the nfl owners. And to give one team that is not drawing well at home a big pay day with a 60-40 split in a 105,000 seat stadium with premium pricing.
I am ok with the Thursday matchup as long as the league does take into consideration travel for the visiting team. Yesterday was a great example of doing it well a 2 hour bus trip, same with Pats/jets a 4 hour trip for the pats.
or at least not the 2nd game of a 2 game road trip.
The NFL better wake up, the NFL product on Thursdays is horrible, these teams are not recovered from the previous week, and it's only week 2, these teams are still getting their regular season legs under them, execution and game plans are still being integrated, chemistry and timing is still off, these games do nothing for the game.
Player safety is also at further risk, these players just are just not ready to play at an optimum level. Defenses dominate because offenses aren't in sync with the game plans since they don't have a lot of time to prepare.
Wake up Goodell.
I think this is the first time I have ever agreed with you on something. Well said.
Regardless of impact on play that may or may not be an issue, I'm personally not a fan of adding Thursday night in the mix permanently. I like to consume my football in mass on Sunday's with a little dessert on Monday. For me NFL football on Thursday is an afterthought and that doesn't feel right. maybe in time it will change. Between work and life, dedicating my Sundays to the NFL is hard enough. I watched last night but not like I watch games on Sunday or Monday even. I also don't like fewer games to watch at 4pm.
But it makes more sense late in the season when everybody is beat to crap and the 8 year vets don't stop being sore until Friday? These guys are fresh now. They have also have a month of camp, pre-season games, and OTAs. if they aren't ready, it's on them.
Unbelievable that some decided to bash the thread instead of the points...
I don't care how bad the Bears looked last night, they would look a lot better with a full week of preparation, especially this early in the season.
I don't mind the Thursday games later in the year, when teams are playing better and better polished.
Thursday night football for the entire season stinks. Its just a bad day for them to play, these guys are all about schedules and then this. The level of play is a like a week # 3 pre-season and it gets worse as the year goes on. I would rather have another 4pm game but if the NFL wants a game for the NFL Network, then do what they did week # 1. Play a 7 & 10 game on Monday so guys like me can watch a night game. I get up at 5am and on the road by 5:30 and drive to Poughkeepsie everyday. I can't watch any night games except the Jets where I schedule a day off.
there is a longstanding NFL policy of no games on Friday night or on Saturdays until the last few weeks when the NCAA regular season is concluded. They don't want to mess with the wonderful FREE farm system provided by these sources of talent. After all, baseball and hockey have to pay millions to support a minor league system