Newsflash: All NFL players are tough

Originally Published: November 17, 2010
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

Pure ignorance. That's what comes to mind every time I hear a fan or media type criticize an NFL player for being either injury-prone or unable to play in a particular game. Those people are way off base and have no concept of the amount of pain and types of injuries that NFL players play with on a weekly basis.

With a few rare exceptions, most NFL players do everything they possibly can to play each week, and as long as their bodies allow them to function competently, they will ...

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