Drew Brees blasts NFL on player safety after Thursday Night Football


Brees echoed a recurring sentiment from the players' point of view regarding the concerns of playing Thursday night football on just four days of rest.

It's pretty clear the topic of Thursday games has been discussed among players and likely will come up in the future, say when the next collective bargaining agreement is being negotiated. So is this smart as it pertains to guys' health and safety? They weren't the first players to argue against Thursday Night Football, but they did provide some of the angriest responses to Thursday night games yet.

Richard Sherman, Doug Baldwin and Richie Incognito are a few of the other prominent players who have made their voices heard on the matter. They all left the game and never returned, while Mark Ingram, Michael Thomas, Josh Hill, David Onyemata and Marshon Lattimore were in and out of the game all night. Running back Alvin Kamara, safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebacker A.J. Klein and guard Senio Kelemete were all among the players that suffered injuries during Thursday night's game.

The good news is that Alvin Kamara seems to be fine and will probably be good to go for the next Saints game against the Jets on December 17.

"They need to get rid of this game I think".

ESPN's Mike Triplett detailed the injuries the Saints suffered on Thursday night, and they are extensive.

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"So you hope that it's addressed (this offseason), you hope that it's talked about and you hope that something is done about it".

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"We got home like 1 o'clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you've got to play again".

Brees is the latest in a string of big-name NFL players to criticize the league's Thursday night initiative, which began in earnest in 2006.

Saint after Saint went out of Thursday night's loss to the Falcons.