Dec 1, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) yells as he is introduced prior to the game against the New England Patriots at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
NFL.com is reporting there will be be some “significant change in the league’s flexible scheduling procedures,” when the schedules are released at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday.
The NFL.com article by Gregg Rosenthal stated the following:
"“Games can now be flexed into “Sunday Night Football” as early as Week 5, according to a league source … The potential flex games between Week 5 and Week 10 come with a stipulation. The NFL can’t change the tentative “Sunday Night Football” game every week. The league can flex up to two games total into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10.”"
I like this idea a lot.
What isn’t there not to like?
Let’s face it, all of us are going to be watching football all day on Sunday’s anyway, why not save the best possible game for primetime?
Like always, only the Sunday afternoon games will be the only games able to be flexed over to Sunday Night Football. I actually wish they would somehow flex Monday Night Football games, so we aren’t stuck with some of the bad (boring) matchups we’ve been forced to watch in recent years.
I’m fine with how Thursday Night Football is, because every team has to play a Thursday game.
Maybe if the Texans are improved this season early on, they could be one of the potential games moved to Sunday night in week’s 5-10, as they will probably have a lot of focus on them early on with them having the No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
People will want to see the No. 1 overall pick play in a game, so maybe throughout weeks 5-10 if the Texans are playing respectable football, they could have the opportunity to be moved over to primetime.
Either way, this is a good move by the NFL in my opinion. What do you think?
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