Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was blunt when asked if he would attempt to play through a concussion - as opposed to pull himself from a game.
"Hide it," Jones-Drew said. "The bottom line is: You have to be able to put food on the table. No one's going to sign or want a guy who can't stay healthy.
"I know there will be a day when I'm going to have trouble walking. I realize that. But this is what I signed up for. Injuries are part of the game. If you don't want to get hit, then you shouldn't be playing."
While reporting concussions is at an all-time high, Jones-Drew is not alone with his line of thinking.
"We all grew up with, 'Hey, get back in there. You (only) got your bell rung.' And while it's changing now, I think it's going to take time for the mindset to change," New Orleans Saints offensive lineman Zach Strief said.