I Hate Thursday Night Football (AKA REST THE STARTERS ) . . .

Mainly because I still forget that there ARE games on Thursday night. Thursday Night Football has not grabbed the imaginations of football fans nearly like Monday Night Football did so many years ago.

It is nothing more than a necessary evil instituted by Jolly Roger Goodell foisted onto the backs of the players strictly in the name of greed. Players don’t get enough time to recover from the Sunday games, and the quick turnaround also puts them at risk of reinjury. Just ask Richard Sherman.

You know what I would love to see? I would love to see a team (starting with us tonight) trot out their entire 2nd string line up. Pull an NBA move and rest the starters. Come on down, Nick Mullens.  Our long snapper can take all the reps at center. Sit as many people as possible. This move would send shockwaves around the NFL. Teams than can afford to burn a game (say, us and New England) can give Goodie Goodell the big kiss off and tank a game.

I’d sit Bosa, Ford, Alexander, and Sherman. I’d sit Garoppolo, Goodwin, Sanders, and Coleman.  I’m always afraid of these games because of the risk of injury and the wear and tear on the vet players. I think this would be a great idea. Sure it would be a possible division loss, but who cares if we don’t get banged up even more?

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21 Responses to I Hate Thursday Night Football (AKA REST THE STARTERS ) . . .

  1. Irish Kevin says:

    So does anyone know if a team has reached out to the Niners asking about if Bethard is available for trade?

  2. Flavor says:

  3. unca_chuck says:

    The NFL network was talking to Kittle the other day, and some blonde chick asked him, what do you attribute the sudden dominance to? And he said that Shanny’s offense is very complicated and has tons of motion and misdirection and learning all of it takes time. The main group of guys has now been together for a good amount of time and they are all on the pagme page.

    The Beater is ‘drawing interest’ but I think they are getting shit offers for him. 5th round and below. The trade deadline just passed at 1:00 pm pacific time so he’s ours it looks like.

    https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-trade-rumors-49ers-quarterback-cj-beathard-drawing-interest/bmackewrnsua1mdv1mf12rd2q

    • Winder says:

      CJ must still be growing into the system and KS doesn’t want to just give him away. I wouldn’t either. My guess is is he was thrown into the mix he would do better that previously. We got a lot of time invested with him and I would at the very least get what we paid for him.

  4. Winder says:

    chuck- i feel for the players and I know none of em like Thurs. games. But this one is against AZ and we haven’t beaten them for so long I can’t even remember. Pretty sure it’s at least 3 years. Anyway I would love for us to just stomp the crap out of em.

  5. unca_chuck says:

    We can do that with our backups.

    Rams traded away Aqib Talib to Miami (the NFL hinterlands) for ‘future considerations’. Guess they are fine with Jalen Ramsey.

  6. Grumpy Guy says:

    What I’m hearing is the Rams moved DOWN in the draft to move Talib. Sent a 5th with him and got a 7th in return. Sounds crazy but it’s a salary cap move.

  7. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! Didn’t see what pick the Rams got, but yeah, his deal with Denver is up after this year. He prolly won’t even play a down for Miami.

    Too funny. Flying V made his triumphant return to my spam filter. What a maroon.

  8. NJ49er says:

    Looks like we’ll be holding onto the guys for potential Comp Picks if they leave.
    Even Sanders would net us a Comp if he departs.
    Looking like McKinnon will be sacrificed to move money back into play for others?
    Ward has to stay healthy or he’s toast IMO.
    AA worth a deal if they can afford him, Thomas on a rookie deal could be moved if interested parties come calling.
    Need to stay healthy and see where this goes…

  9. Grumpy Guy says:

    I don’t think we’ll have the cap to keep everyone, or even close. Some tough choices this Spring. Lynch will have his work cut out for him to find players in the low rounds and undrafted free agents to fill out the roster. We’re going to need to find more guys like Breida and Moseley who flew under everyone’s radar.

  10. unca_chuck says:

    Thomas likely goes. Or takes a big pay cut. It will come down to how amenable some of the bigger stars are to adjusting their salaries to keep the mid-range guys.

  11. NJ49er says:

    Bosa gets DPOW
    No surprise

  12. unca_chuck says:

    McKinnon will be gone as well. Curious to see how Emmanuel Sanders does. It would suck to have him as only a 10 game rental for a 3rd and 4th pick.

    • Grumpy Guy says:

      I could live with it IF we won the Super Bowl… *grin*

      But yeah, it’d be nice to find a way to keep him.

      The better Armstead looks – and his 5th year has been a revelation – the harder it will be to keep him.

      Not sure I’d pay to lock up Ward with his injury history. He’s doing a great job but I think you have to let him go. Coach up Moore for next year.

      • unca_chuck says:

        Yep! This does feel a little like deja vu. The upstart offensive genius head coach with the surprising defense. I have no idea how these guys actually feel behind the scenes, but someone like Armstead should be fairly thankful we didn’t release him the last couple years.

        I don’t know. I understand getting all you can while you can, but AA wouldn’t be leaving that much on the table to stay. Given the good situation he finds himself in. Again, I have no idea what these guys really think of the front office, as Eric Reid was alluding to last week.

        I really didn’t get that because Reid was nominally supported by Jed and front office to do what Kaepernick did, and that was to protest. Reid even matched Jed York and Colin Kaepernick’s $1 million donation to local charities.

        Sour grapes for being cut? I don’t know, but I guess winning makes everything a lot more fun. These guys look like they are loving life at this point.

  13. unca_chuck says:

    Hah! All in the family. Joey Bosa was AFC defensive player of the week for the Chargers.

    Only 2 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Slacker.

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