Thursday night games are a joke unless they go to the format I think Simmons suggested (which is probably what you're talking about here mikeak) where every team has 2 bye weeks, and one of their byes is the week prior to their Thursday game. Then they play Thursday, and not again until a week from that Sunday. That gives them a week plus to prepare, and a week plus to recuperate. That way all teams have it level going into Thursday games and coming out of Thursday games. It just makes the product better. The NFL would be much more well served by seeking a 2nd bye rather than seeking 18 games. I don't want 18 games. I want 16 games with healthy guys. This is the way to do it.
I think no matter what 2 byes just makes a lot of sense, as long as you're judicious in how you give them out (no big advantages to 'certain teams' in the weeks they are set up), and the extra long time for Thursday game prep will make the Thursday games better due to teams coming out ready to play from sitting for a week and a half and also knowing that they will get another bye at some point (or already had one). It just makes too much sense, which is probably the only reason Gooddell hasn't done it. If he had thought of it, it would have happened.
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