Add Lions running back Reggie Bush's name to the list of players who think Thursday Night Football is a terrible idea. The NFL has championed safety for much of commissioner Roger Goodell's tenure but the league doesn't think having teams play on just three day's rest is a problem.

(The NFL will tell you that there is no evidence to support the claim that Thursday games lead to more injuries; many players would disagree.)

“I'm not a huge fan of it,” Bush said, according to CBS Detroit. “We don't get a lot of time for our bodies to recover. Football games -- I always try to relate them to for the average person -- it's just like being in a car crash. Like literally every time you're getting hit is like being in a car crash. Imagine as a running back you're getting hit -- I touched the ball at least 20 to 30 times a game, that's 20 to 30 car crashes you're in in two hours. It's tough to get your body back ready that quick for a game on Thursday.”

Several months ago, 49ers wideout Anquan Boldin sounded a similar tone: "I mean if [the NFL is] so concerned about player safety, then why do you have every team in the league playing on Thursday night when they just competed on a Sunday, knowing how difficult it is for guys to get back to being healthy after playing on Sunday?"