Maybe it's because they didn't check for them back in the day, but the key word in today's NFL is concussion.
And it is a serious word. Getting one can keep players out of games indefinitely, instead of just out for one play like it did back in the day.
And if you are put back into a game with a suspected concussion, there are consequences throughout your organization.
Jay Cutler, as far as we know, doesn't have a history of concussions.
But he will have to take and pass a battery of tests before we see him on the field.
As with everything in life, Cutler missing time can have a domino effect on the Bears' season and even the organization.