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There has been a lot of talk in college about players faking injuries and even Kirk Herbstreit claimed that teams are practicing it. We haven’t heard that much about it in the NFL though since teams typically aren’t able to run quite as many plays as in college. That changed when Brian Urlacher decided to give his thoughts on Fox Sports 1′s Fox Football Daily.
“We had a guy who was the designated dive guy,” he said.
He said it was helpful when teams went on long drives but wouldn’t name the coach who taught the team this tactic:
“It wasn’t coached,” he said, “but it was part of our game plan.”
It’s interesting that Urlacher would admit to this. Just like in college though, there isn’t anything the NFL can do currently to stop this since there is no rule on the books forbidding it. However, you just know that Roger Goodell is lurking somewhere waiting to make up a new rule.
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Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher admitted on FOX Sports 1 that they faked injuries to slow down opposing offenses.
“We had a guy who was the designated dive guy,” Urlacher said, per NFL.com.
Urlacher says an assistant coach would signal from the sideline when to fake an injury.
Urlacher went on to describe how a Bears assistant would mimic a swimmer’s diving motion...
Faking injuries is a part of football. Most teams would never admit it, but the concept of a player going down and grabbing his leg to slow an opponent’s up-tempo attack is nothing new. Now that he has retired, Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher feels that he can safely throw his former team under the […]
So put Brian Urlacher in the camp of people who think Johnny Football needs to change the way he acts on the field. The former Chicago Bear and current analyst for Fox Sports 1 had this to say when asked about Manziel:
“I’m not saying he’s a punk, but he acted like a punk in that game,” the FOX Football Daily analyst said Monday. “Like his coach said, guys are going to...
Brian Urlacher’s departure was unceremonious to say the least. Long story short, Urlacher wanted to play another year, but the Bears didn’t really want him any longer. So they offered him an one-year, $2 million contract, that Urlacher rejected.
So instead of testing free agency and possibly signing with another team, Urlacher retired and took a job as a NFL analyst for Fox Sports...
I totally understand why ESPN and now FOX Sports 1 want to have athletes on as studio analysts. People still remember these players from their playing days and will want to tune in to see their favorite former superstars talk about the game since they can't see them play it anymore.
They need to stop it. Too many of these guys just aren't any good at it.
The Chicago Bears had a game plan when they matched up against fast-paced offenses in recent years: to fake it.
Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher recently said that that his team’s defense was instructed to fake injuries when they looked gassed and needed a break, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Urlacher retired this offseason and made the comments in his new role as an...
Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher claims that part of the team's game plan on defense was to fake injuries in order to slow down up-tempo offenses.
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In his stead 11th-year veteran Lance Briggs will have to step up as the leader of the defense.
"It's a different kind of focus" Briggs said on SportsNet Central Tuesday night. "Making sure everybody is aligned allowing guys to...
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The 2013 Chicago Bears’ defense is still a very good unit. There’s no way around that fact. However, the middle of the Bears’ defense will look a whole lot different this season without recently retired Brian Urlacher.
Nine-year veteran D.J. Williams was signed this off-season to take Urlacher’s place at middle linebacker. Williams returned to practice this week after sitting...