Lost in the fray of the Jets' decision to reanoint Mark Sanchez and rebuff Tim Tebow was the issue of Greg McElroy's out-of-the-blue concussion. The second year signal-caller suffered the brain injury in Week 16, when he was sacked an astonishing 11 times.
But he didn't want it to get out.
ESPNNewYork.com reports that McElroy hid his concussion symptoms "for days," telling only a few teammates of his condition and choosing to clam up to the coaches.
"He came to my room (on Tuesday night) and we talked about it," receiver Clyde Gates said. "He was hurting real bad. I was like, 'Bro, I know, I've been down that road already. I'm just saying you can't try to tough it out cause you going to end up hurting yourself. You've got to let everybody know how you really feel.' "
Guard Matt Slauson was also in the know.
"He definitely has that (warrior) mentality, but it got to the point where it was scaring him," Slauson said.
Slauson related to McElroy's mindset, having admitted t...