Suck it up
"Never go on the DL."
-- R-Dub's NFL Proverb No. 211
This one's adapted from big-league baseball. Old heads there who normally had nothing but jokes pulled me aside and said in all seriousness, "Rule up here is, don't ever go on the DL -- may not get your job back if you do. You ain't the last one they'll try out."
In the NFL, you could say "Don't go on IR," but that's way too obvious. Going on IR means you're out for the year, if not for the rest of your natural life. In baseball, ...
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