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Rams star Todd Gurley once again blasts ‘Thursday Night Football’

Vincent Frank
Nov 6, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) walks to the field prior to the game against the Carolina Panthers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports NFL

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was not in a festive mood Sunday night. First off, his Rams put up an embarrassing performance earlier in the day in a 55-40 home loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Gurley and his Rams now have to travel to the Pacific Northwest on a short week to take on the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night.

The star running back is not feeling it.

This isn’t the first time Gurley has gone off about the mid-week game. He blasted the NFL’s scheduling of “Thursday Night Football” last season, too,

It appears that Gurley’s stance has not changed in the year-plus since he last questioned the league’s logic.

He’s also not alone in this regard. Multiple NFL players have made their opinions known. The product suffers. Injuries are more prevalent. Through a 16-game season, having that short week also takes a physical toll on players.

Unfortunately for Gurley and others, this is not going to change any time soon.