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Brian Urlacher On Faking Injuries: 'It Was Part Of Our Game Plan'
Posted: 09/04/2013 3:14 pm EDT | Updated: 09/05/2013 9:58 am EDT

No longer in the NFL, former star linebacker Brian Urlacher revealed part of the Chicago Bears' gameplan in recent years: faking injuries.

Urlacher talked about his former team's defensive strategy as an analyst on Fox Sports 1, claiming that Chicago "had a guy who was the designated dive guy," via the Chicago Sun-Times. He explained that a Bears coach would signal for a player to "get hurt" from the sideline.

The NFL has attempted to eliminate faking injuries over the past few seasons. After two New York Giants defenders simultaneously fell to the ground with phantom injuries in a game against the Rams in 2011, the league sent a memo to all 32 teams and threatened to fine and suspend players if they fake an injury.

"It's always been in the game," safety Ed Reed said in September 2011, via the Associated Press. "It's all tactical stuff you need to use. Whatever it takes. ... If you're tired, you're tired. You get a break however you can."

In 2012, Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders successfully faked an injury against the Cincinnati Bengals and was mocked by NBC's Al Michaels and Chris Collinsworth on "Sunday Night Football." Sanders was fined $15,000 and the Steelers were docked $35,000.

Just weeks before Sanders "went down," the NFL sent another memo to every team warning them about faking injuries in order to avoid using a timeout. But NFL vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said the league was hesitant to propose a rule due to possibly encouraging injured players to stay on the field.

Will the NFL have to sent another memo this season? ... 67724.html
Doesn't surprise me. In fact I'm pretty sure we've all seen it ourselves. That said, how prevalent is it? Does every team do it? Why not? Granted there's a rule against, but obviously its not being enforced.

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September 5th, 2013, 3:29 pm
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A way to prevent faking to to make a rule that the player involved is out for the rest of the series, not just 1 play. That might work.


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September 7th, 2013, 7:53 pm
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