True. Of course this year, the rules for concussions are very strict and enforced.
Wasn't it just last year that Rothlisberger had a head injury in a game... and then sat out 2 weeks due to a concussion... and players were calling him out for not "playing through it"? Even with all the heightened sensitivity to head injuries in recent years... he was questioned for not playing.
He knows - and he ain't sayin'
I'm in a weird position here of defending a QB that I don't really like... but I just don't think it is fair at all to question someone who doesn't play after an injury. Could he play? Maybe. Should he play? Maybe not. There's no real way to know.
Well...there's certainly plenty of material along those lines to ponder.
I think the better reason to criticize, judge, and bench Cutler is for his on-field play... I have a LOT more questions about his capability as a QB when he is healthy than I do of whether or not he was hurt too badly to continue this past weekend.
While time heals all wounds...I suspect he has a long-lasting stain on how he is viewed by some of his team-mates, his peers, and many fans - whether or not its founded on perception or fact.