Football players are bred to have a play-at-all cost mentality, and admitting to concussion-like symptoms can be a one-way ticket to the bench. Because of this, many players elect not to report injuries, according to Browns wideout Joshua Cribbs, even if it puts them at risk for further injury.
"I had a concussion," Cribbs said. "I wanted to go back in."
"Guys are thinking they've got to support their families," Cribbs explained.
As far as Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown is concerned, however, the team did nothing wrong in its handling of McCoy.