With the Pittsburgh Steelers forced to play a Thursday game this week, our midweek injury report comes a day earlier than usual.
"It's awful. They need to get rid of this game, I think".
Roethlisberger went as far as to say Thursday games are "miserable" and "terrible". We are a pretty beat up football team and to turn around in two days and go out play another physical football team is tough. They're the ones that should be happy we won the game.
Roethlisberger also added that the Titans probably feel the same way about playing on just four days of rest. Both teams are going through it, so I'm not just speaking on ours.
After watching that, it's no wonder that Ben Roethlisberger is even more fired up than usual in opposition to the Thursday night game. At least seven players left the game with an injury, including two starting players for the Cardinals. That isn't a coincidence, according to Big Ben.
Considering Mike Mitchell was still limited on Tuesday having sat out practice on Monday, it may be too much to expect him to have recovered in time to play against Tennessee given the short week. You've got to let your body recover a little bit. You're still dealing with bumps and bruises and things continue to build up throughout the season...
With more players jumping onto the wagon of disapproval, the National Football League could begin to take a closer look at the situation and may consider some alterations to schedules to meet these rising concerns. Obviously a team with a losing record isn't going to challenge you much so it's safe to say that the Steelers are looking ahead each Sunday to keep themselves focused on the goal.
The downside for the players is that if the league were to drop "Thursday Night Football", that would eliminate the huge rights fee that comes with it and subsequently drive down the salary cap, meaning less money for the players.