CHARLOTTE, NC – JANUARY 17: Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks prepares for their game against the Carolina Panthers at the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 17, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Richard Sherman isn’t shy with his criticism, so when he was asked about Thursday Night Football he wasn’t going to mince words.

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback had a lot to say about his team’s upcoming match up against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night:

“Poopfest. It’s terrible, we got home like 1 o’clock in the morning, something like that on Monday and then you’ve got to play again. Congratulations, NFL, you did it again. But they’ve been doing it all season, so I guess we’re the last ones to get the middle finger.”

After getting handled in the cold, frozen tundra in Green Bay this past Sunday, it shouldn’t be a surprise that didn’t want to play on such short notice.

While meeting with the media, he stated that his body wasn’t going to be ready for the game and would likely only be at 50-60 percent health.

He also brought up a fantastic point about player safety, noting that the league is seemingly talking out of both sides of their mouth:

“Because it’s just no regard, it’s hypocritical, as I’ve stated before. They make this huge stance about player safety. Then you put the players in tremendous danger.

“We’ll be well-aware come the next CBA negotiations about things like this. There’s really not much you can do right now. It’s part of the revenue, etc., etc. And the league probably has something else up their sleeve. They might have a Friday night game planned. Who knows?”

By the time the next CBA rolls around, don’t be surprised if Sherman’s premonition comes true. The league is coming for the other boring weekdays and is going to make them into a weekly tradition.


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