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Brian Urlacher Talks About Pain Killers, Concussions

Brian Urlacher gave some honest remarks about toughness and concussions on HBO's "Real Sports".

Devin Thomas and Jaquian Williams of the New York Giants created a stir following New York's victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship with some blunt comments about 49ers' punt returner Kyle Williams. Williams -- the son of White Sox GM Kenny Williams -- fumbled twice, and was largely blamed for San Francisco's loss. Thomas and Jaquian Williams each said they were cognitive of Kyle Williams' concussion history and used it to their advantage. Said Jaquian Williams:

"We knew he had four concussions, so that was our biggest thing, was to take him outta the game."

Chicago Bears linebacker continued the conversation about toughness, safety, and head trauma with some thought provoking quotes on HBO's "Real Sports". On the subject of concussions, Urlacher said:

"If I have a concussion these days, I'm going to say something happened to my toe or knee just to get my bearings for a few plays," he told HBO, according to the Tribune. "I'm not going to sit in there and say I got a concussion. [Then] I can't go in there the rest of the game."

Regarding pain killers and the thought process of football players, Urlacher said:

"It's normal," Urlacher told "Real Sports." "You drop your pants, you get the alcohol, they give you a shot, put the Band-Aid on and you go out and play."

"First of all, we love football," Urlacher said in quotes obtained by the Chicago Tribune. "We want to be on the field as much as we can be. If we can be out there, it may be stupid, it may be dumb, call me dumb and stupid then, because I want to be on the football field."

For more coverage on the Kyle Williams, be sure to check out Andrew Sharp's fantastic take at SB Nation.