Kraft was speaking at the Television Critics Association summer press tour Thursday with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, CBS CEO Leslie Moonves and CBS Sports' Sean McManus to promote CBS's acquisition of the Thursday night broadcasts. He said the Patriots enjoyed the added attention and rest that comes from playing on Thursday nights. From NESN:
Kraft said Pats head coach Bill Belichick “likes the Thursday night games and would be happy to have more than one in a season.” He added a very New England-like sentiment, arguing that Thursday games reward better-prepared teams while allowing for a longer break afterward.
- Paul Palladino