Urlacher: "Bears faked injuries to slow offenses"

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  1. Smoking Jay

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    My first thought is that it's not that hard to copy and paste the text from the article, lol.
     
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    Nothing new here, other than Urlacher crapping on his former team. I wish Brian would shut up.
     
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    I think Urlacher needs to find something better to do and not talk to the press anymore. He's making me hate him.
     
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    With NFL offenses growing faster each season, the Chicago Bears, in recent years, devised a plan of their own to slow the league's up-tempo attacks.
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    Faking injuries.
    That's according to Brian Urlacher, the former All-Pro Bears linebacker who retired this offseason after 13 decorated years in the Windy City. The middle linebacker was the centerpiece of Chicago's defense and served as the unit's traffic cop -- he saw it all.
    "We had a guy who was the designated dive guy," Urlacher said Tuesday on Fox Sports 1, via the Chicago Sun-Times.
    Urlacher went on to describe how a Bears assistant would mimic a swimmer's diving motion from the sideline to initiate the ploy, which often came on long drives when the defense needed a breather. Urlacher wouldn't name the assistant, saying: "It wasn't coached, but it was part of our game plan."
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    It's not an act the league permits, of course, but we've seen hints of it for years. The New York Giants were accused of faking injuries during a nationally televised 28-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams in 2011. Long before that, renowned Seattle Seahawks coach Chuck Knox once admitted his nose tackle, Joe Nash, faked injuries four times to stop the clock against the no-huddle offense of the Cincinnati Bengals during a 1988 AFC divisional playoff tilt.
    Accusations of faking injuries are nothing new, but you don't often see players outing their former teams. The Bears can't be thrilled with Urlacher's early run as a talking head.
     
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    When did he say this? i see the article was posted today
     
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    Seriously, Urlacher? Bitter much? What point does this juicy bit of gossip serve, other than to try and tarnish the reputation of the team that you played for?

    If this is the path he chooses to go down, he will quickly watch as his respect from fans begins to evaporate. Nobody likes a bitter ex-player. Grow up, or shut up.
     
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    What's the news here? Every team does it and we all know it.

    There are too many garbage rules protecting the offense so I can't say I blame them one bit.
     
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    It looks like he said this yesterday. Man, I like the guy's play for us all these years, but I really wish he'd use his common-sense before talking about stuff like this. Yes, teams have done this for years and years. It's nothing new. I just wish he wouldn't yap about the Bears doing it. Now Goodell will probably get involved. What a pain.

     
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    Its way more common in College, since so many teams run an uptempo, no-huddle spread offense.
     
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