With the announcement of the NFL schedule, here is a suggestion for an improvement to scheduling for players and fans alike. Teams play their Thursday games the week after their bye week. Playing football with only three days rest is extremely hard on players bodies and this simple scheduling change would reduce the wear and tear on players bodies.
Also, no Monday night games after a bye, while favoring a bye after a Monday night game. Minimize the number of short weeks for players and fans.
Imagine a team playing a Monday night game, then a bye, then Thursday night, then a Sunday day game. This allows participation in prime time games without destroying the bodies of the players.