Burmy, I'm extremely disappointed in you. Aren't you a historian of the game? You know darn well players consider themselves warriors out there and especially leaders, who are going to PROVE to their teamates, coaches fans, etc... how tough they are. This has been the status quo since the start of football. If a team leader like Ware tells the coach he can play, hes gonna play, unless the player has a greater chance to further injure himself.