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June 20, 2021

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin: Thursday NFL games ‘should be illegal’

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Doug Baldwin isn’t concealing his emotions about the NFL‘s booking of midweek challenges.

After the Seattle Seahawks brought about various wounds in a 22-16 prevail upon the Arizona Cardinals, the wide collector said Thursday night diversions ought to be prohibited.

“This (expletive) should be illegal,” Baldwin said, according to The (Tacoma) News Tribune. “It is not OK. It’s not OK. You can quote me on that.”

Baldwin had five gets for 95 yards in the diversion in spite of pulling his quadriceps amid pregame warmups. A few Seahawks pregame warmups, including cornerback Richard Sherman, who burst his Achilles.

Asked if the NFL needed to end Thursday games, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said: “I don’t want to have to pay anything, so I’m not going to comment about anything.”

Baldwin’s complaint comes on the heels of a similar sentiment from Buffalo Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito, who criticized the NFL after a 34-21 loss to the New York Jets last Thursday.

“Yeah, you know, it’s tough,” Bills offensive guard Richie Incognito said. “These Thursday night games – they suck. They throw a wrench in our schedule. It’s absolutely ridiculous that we have to do this. As physical as this game is, as much work and preparation that goes into this, to force us to play games in four-day weeks is completely unfair. And it’s (expletive).

“But, you know, whatever. The league makes money off of it. That’s all they care about, anyway. So we just keep trucking. We’ve got a tough group of guys in this locker room, so it’s back to the drawing board, back to Buffalo, and we’ve got the Saints.”

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