INDIANAPOLIS – The headlines aren't too frequent as the NFL reaches the offseason. Today's news looks at how Trent Richardson is spending his offseason and some scheduling news from the NFL.
Take a look below at the top pieces fromThursday, February 6th.Richardson going back to schoolBy: Mike Wells, AFC South Blog
Trent Richardson might have left Alabama but he will be entrenched in "school" this offseason.
Learn, learn and learn the playbook some more. That will be his mentality as he knows the critics are still there and he knows the excuse of not knowing the Colts' offensive system can no longer be used.
Richardson spent too much time thinking when he took the handoff than running with the type of speed and force that made him the No. 3 overall pick in the 2012 draft.
"Learn the system, not just memorizing it," Richardson said. "Learning the whole concept of the system. There's a difference between having it memorized and feeling comfortable with the system. I'm going talk to a lot of veteran players, talk to Adrian (Peterson), talk to (LaDainian Tomlinson) , talk to Emmitt Smith to make sure I'm the best I need to be next year."
CBS to broadcast eight Thursday night football games in 2014By: Josh Katzowitz, CBS Sports
The 2014 season will include more Thursday night games and a pair of Saturday games in Week 16 of the season.
CBS will televise eight Thursday night games in 2014 and will feature play-by-play announcer Jim Nantz and color analyst Phil Simms on every game, according to a Wednesday announcement by CBS and the NFL.
In addition to broadcasting eight early season games, CBS will produce a total of 14 Thursday night games and two Saturday evening games. The remaining games will air on NFL Network.
The eight games on CBS will also be simulcast on the NFL Network.
NFL Network hosts will be used in the pregame, halftime and postgame shows along with the CBS Sports announcers.
"We are very pleased to build on our outstanding partnership with the NFL by expanding our coverage to Thursday nights," CBS Corporation President and CEO Les Moonves said in a statement. "CBS is a premium content company and the NFL represents the best premium content there is. I look forward to all this new deal will do for us not only on Thursday nights, but across our entire schedule."