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(Pro Football Talk)   Brian Urlacher says DA BEARSSSSSS had "designated dive guy", who would fall to the ground whenever a coach made a dive motion, to slow the game down and give the defense a quick breather   (profootballtalk.nbcsports.com ) divider line
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2013-09-04 03:54:42 PM  
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2013-09-04 03:56:48 PM  
Oh, there's a big surprise! That's an incredible - I think I'm going to have a heart attack and die of not surprise!

i1.ytimg.com
 
2013-09-04 04:02:30 PM  
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_WrAuKlHIY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dz_ WrAuKlHIY
 
2013-09-04 04:13:36 PM  

Quasar: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z_WrAuKlHIY&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dz _ WrAuKlHIY


Get them guys some of that magic water they use during soccer matches.
 
2013-09-04 04:37:08 PM  
Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.
 
2013-09-04 05:14:13 PM  
The Chicago Bears are grass-divers, eh? The Azzuri would be proud.
 
2013-09-04 05:27:11 PM  

basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.


Require that every injured player be observed and tested by an NFL-chosen, not a team-chosen, doctor for concussion symptoms.  That takes a while and fits with that 'Safety First!' gas that Goodell is passing.

"How many finger am I holding up?"

"But, I only twisted my knee!"

"Non-reponsive. Take him to the ER for an MRI."
 
2013-09-04 05:33:34 PM  
So football is turning into soccer. Thanks, Goodell.
 
2013-09-04 05:37:45 PM  
While I believe "diving" happens, I call BS on his description.

Really, a coach mimed diving into a pool?  That would be caught on tape so quick and the Bears would be fined.
 
2013-09-04 05:38:52 PM  
Typical Illinois assholes.

The bears have sucked so hard for so long they should just use this as their logo:

logonoid.com
 
2013-09-04 05:39:31 PM  
How often was it Cutler?
 
2013-09-04 05:41:11 PM  
(I know I know the article's talking about defense, but something's got to explain him.)
 
2013-09-04 05:43:50 PM  
Albert Haynesworth job opportunity.
 
2013-09-04 05:47:07 PM  
Chicago, huh?

Well, that certainly explains where Northwestern learned that particular strategy. Saw it on full display against Cal this weekend.
 
2013-09-04 05:49:03 PM  
Stoppage time coming to the NFL.
 
2013-09-04 05:49:26 PM  
Not surprising as someone who watched them from time to time when playing the Packers.
 
2013-09-04 05:52:35 PM  
I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that every single NFL team does this.
 
2013-09-04 05:54:18 PM  

basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.


I would be all for them having to sit out the rest of the quarter. If it happens in the final two minutes, the next quarter too.
 
2013-09-04 05:59:37 PM  

lingua: (I know I know the article's talking about defense, but something's got to explain him.)


Well this was his O-line for awhile:

img818.imageshack.us
 
2013-09-04 06:00:27 PM  

bacongood: While I believe "diving" happens, I call BS on his description.

Really, a coach mimed diving into a pool?  That would be caught on tape so quick and the Bears would be fined.


The Giants dived as a team, were universally lampooned for how shameful it was, and the league just laughed as the cheating team went on to win the Super Bowl. What would make you think the Bears would get one?
 
2013-09-04 06:02:03 PM  

leevis: I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess that every single NFL team does this.


That would be a safe bet.

What is interesting is that Urlacher says this so soon after retiring. I guess he really wanted one more paycheck and is really pissed that the Bears didn't give him money when everyone knew (no offers from other teams when he hit FA) that his tank was empty.
 
2013-09-04 06:04:23 PM  
I remember my team doing this in pee wee while one of our better players recovered from getting his "bell rung." Which looking back on it was probably a massive concussion.  I'm not sure if it was that game or a different game but he went to the wrong huddle on like 3 out of 5 plays and could barely walk or talk.  His drunk ass dad who was a coach probably beat him after the game too.  Good times.
 
2013-09-04 06:10:31 PM  

elguerodiablo: I remember my team doing this in pee wee while one of our better players recovered from getting his "bell rung." Which looking back on it was probably a massive concussion.  I'm not sure if it was that game or a different game but he went to the wrong huddle on like 3 out of 5 plays and could barely walk or talk.  His drunk ass dad who was a coach probably beat him after the game too.  Good times.


Happened to one of my teammates during a rugby game. After a hit he started lining up with the opponents.

It was the last season he played citing "he needs to get his grades up" but he never came back to the team which is a shame cuz he was a really skilled player. He just ran a bit too high so he was getting hit hard too often.
 
2013-09-04 06:13:57 PM  
 
2013-09-04 06:19:54 PM  

Treygreen13: bacongood: While I believe "diving" happens, I call BS on his description.

Really, a coach mimed diving into a pool?  That would be caught on tape so quick and the Bears would be fined.

The Giants dived as a team, were universally lampooned for how shameful it was, and the league just laughed as the cheating team went on to win the Super Bowl. What would make you think the Bears would get one?


Man, that "cramps" synchronized diving video was priceless...
 
2013-09-04 06:24:48 PM  
My headline was better.Woe to those who disagree.
 
2013-09-04 06:26:34 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Chicago, huh?

Well, that certainly explains where Northwestern learned that particular strategy. Saw it on full display against Cal this weekend.


Northwestern probably learned the fine nuances of it from watching Cal's gametape.
 
2013-09-04 06:33:09 PM  

Shame Us: RoyFokker'sGhost: Chicago, huh?

Well, that certainly explains where Northwestern learned that particular strategy. Saw it on full display against Cal this weekend.

Northwestern probably learned the fine nuances of it from watching Cal's gametape.


No, see when Cal players go down, it's because they run into each other in a Keystone Cops homage.

Seriously, there were 3 or 4 plays in a row where an NU defensive player dropped to the ground after the action ended. It got really obvious and bad.

/don't really have a dog in that fight: parents went to Cal, brother-in-law is on the staff at NU
 
2013-09-04 06:41:16 PM  

ddam: elguerodiablo: I remember my team doing this in pee wee while one of our better players recovered from getting his "bell rung." Which looking back on it was probably a massive concussion.  I'm not sure if it was that game or a different game but he went to the wrong huddle on like 3 out of 5 plays and could barely walk or talk.  His drunk ass dad who was a coach probably beat him after the game too.  Good times.

Happened to one of my teammates during a rugby game. After a hit he started lining up with the opponents.

It was the last season he played citing "he needs to get his grades up" but he never came back to the team which is a shame cuz he was a really skilled player. He just ran a bit too high so he was getting hit hard too often.


I don't remember the first goal I ever scored playing soccer. My head had collided with an opponents knee shortly beforehand, but somehow nobody thought of taking me out.

Anyway, it was a perfect pass and I'm told the goalie didn't even try to stop it. Probably because I was one of his defensemen.
 
2013-09-04 06:41:24 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: Shame Us: RoyFokker'sGhost: Chicago, huh?

Well, that certainly explains where Northwestern learned that particular strategy. Saw it on full display against Cal this weekend.

Northwestern probably learned the fine nuances of it from watching Cal's gametape.

No, see when Cal players go down, it's because they run into each other in a Keystone Cops homage.

Seriously, there were 3 or 4 plays in a row where an NU defensive player dropped to the ground after the action ended. It got really obvious and bad.

/don't really have a dog in that fight: parents went to Cal, brother-in-law is on the staff at NU


Watch Michigan State, they are the masters of this strategy.
 
2013-09-04 06:41:43 PM  

basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.


Howabout all injured players are out for the rest of the possession.
 
2013-09-04 06:42:33 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: The sun rises, the sun sets and Danny Amendola winds up on the Patriots injury report


I'm sure Brady is there too, just as he has been for the last 12 years, every single week. You'd think he'd have gotten over his sprained vagina by now. Then again, the way he lobbies for a flag when anyone gets within 5 yards of him and all the Roughing-the-Brady calls he gets, probably not.
 
2013-09-04 06:48:53 PM  

uncleacid: Stoppage time coming to the NFL.



Can't wait for tomorrow night, to see Denver United take on the stalwart Baltimore FC!  Baltimore FC won the Gooddell Cup in February, after administering a right thrashing to San Francisco City's brave side, in the league's premier event at the home pitch of Sporting New Orleans!

Denver United won last year's head-to-head matchup by a total of 66-53 (Agg), and was atop the fixtures in the AFC West.

Denver United Trainer John Fox says Peyton Manning is in fine form, and has been cleared for full contact by the physio.  However, Denver United will be without Von Miller, who was charged by the NFLFA for a six-match suspension for Class As.

Baltimore FC lost some players in the transfer window but Trainer John Harbaugh says his side is well-rested and ready to go, and looks forward to kicking off the 2013 fixtures.  Harbaugh bitterly recalls the AFC champsionship match when his kicker was unlucky on the far post, and had one player booked a 15-yd penalty for dissent.  Baltimore FC also lost Ray Lewis, who is now a presenter on telly.

in other AFC news, the New York Wanderers likely face relegation.
 
2013-09-04 06:56:05 PM  
Oso surprising.
 
2013-09-04 07:00:27 PM  

Ishkur: basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.

Howabout all injured players are out for the rest of the possession.


With all the lawsuits and concussion issues these days, the NFL can't enact any rules that would encourage an injured player to stay on the field. They need to appear to be doing everything they can to protect the players so it is going to be very hard to create a rule to stop the injury faking.

Plus, as more teams go to up tempo offenses, I'm starting to thin the injury faking is a legitimate strategy.  If you aren't going to let me get ready before you snap the ball, whether it's substitutions or getting properly aligned, then I'll have one of my players fake a cramp.
 
2013-09-04 07:06:32 PM  

Farnn: With all the lawsuits and concussion issues these days, the NFL can't enact any rules that would encourage an injured player to stay on the field. They need to appear to be doing everything they can to protect the players so it is going to be very hard to create a rule to stop the injury faking.


All the more reason to keep injured players out -- no matter how severely -- for the remainder of the possession. If the referee has to stop the clock for you, then you get to sit on the bench and wait until your side gets to join you.
 
2013-09-04 07:06:52 PM  

Ishkur: basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.

Howabout all injured players are out for the rest of the possession.


Yeah, one series is enough. If coaches have a problem with that, just say "player safety" and just nod until they give up.

This ain't no Watergate.
 
2013-09-04 07:13:55 PM  

lingua: How often was it Cutler?


They said faking an injury, not taking a smoke break.
 
2013-09-04 07:27:48 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: My headline was better.Woe to those who disagree.

 
2013-09-04 07:27:51 PM  

Car_Ramrod: lingua: (I know I know the article's talking about defense, but something's got to explain him.)

Well this was his O-line for awhile:

[img818.imageshack.us image 821x647]


Looks more effective than what the Steelers field:

www.majhost.com

At least the turnstile will put up some resistance.

/shamelessly stolen
 
2013-09-04 07:28:31 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Jim from Saint Paul: My headline was better.Woe to those who disagree.


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Send them to the tree of Woe.
 
2013-09-04 07:29:06 PM  

scottydoesntknow: lingua: How often was it Cutler?

They said faking an injury, not taking a smoke break.


This has to stop!  I'm running out of monitors!!!!!
 
2013-09-04 07:31:21 PM  

rjakobi: Ishkur: basemetal: Meh, just make a rule where injured guy can't come in for two series.   That'll stop a lot of that.

Howabout all injured players are out for the rest of the possession.

Yeah, one series is enough. If coaches have a problem with that, just say "player safety" and just nod until they give up.

This ain't no Watergate.


This ain't no disco.  This ain't no foolin' around....
 
2013-09-04 07:34:34 PM  
my highschool used to do this...

color me not surprised
 
2013-09-04 07:37:12 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: No, see when Cal players go down, it's because they run into each other in a Keystone Cops homage.

Seriously, there were 3 or 4 plays in a row where an NU defensive player dropped to the ground after the action ended. It got really obvious and bad.


I take it you've never seen this clip from 2010 that resulted in a Cal coach getting suspended.

http://youtu.be/7KzThMLSB44
 
2013-09-04 07:38:25 PM  
i260.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-04 07:47:02 PM  

Dr. Steve Brule: RoyFokker'sGhost: No, see when Cal players go down, it's because they run into each other in a Keystone Cops homage.

Seriously, there were 3 or 4 plays in a row where an NU defensive player dropped to the ground after the action ended. It got really obvious and bad.

I take it you've never seen this clip from 2010 that resulted in a Cal coach getting suspended.

http://youtu.be/7KzThMLSB44


I was going to mention Cal vs. Oregon but I thought it was last year.

/Cal fan
 
2013-09-04 07:50:57 PM  

neuroflare: Car_Ramrod: lingua: (I know I know the article's talking about defense, but something's got to explain him.)

Well this was his O-line for awhile:

[img818.imageshack.us image 821x647]

Looks more effective than what the Steelers field:

At least the turnstile will put up some resistance.

/shamelessly stolen


Hey that turnstile on Pouncey's right is David DeCastro now.

The rest of the picture remains accurate.
 
2013-09-04 08:00:46 PM  

rickythepenguin: in other AFC news, the New York Wanderers likely face relegation.


Who is going to get promoted?
 
2013-09-04 08:02:23 PM  

js34603: neuroflare: Car_Ramrod: lingua: (I know I know the article's talking about defense, but something's got to explain him.)

Well this was his O-line for awhile:

[img818.imageshack.us image 821x647]

Looks more effective than what the Steelers field:

At least the turnstile will put up some resistance.

/shamelessly stolen

Hey that turnstile on Pouncey's right is David DeCastro now.

The rest of the picture remains accurate.


Not quite. The traffic cone needs more stabbing holes.
 
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