Well duh? Every team in the league has been doing this for as long as I can remember. You are late in the game and an offense has picked up momentum and you don’t want to waste a time out, what do you do? You either tell a guy to take a dive or they are smart and do it themselves.
The league has cracked down on things like this and started to hand out fines for players who faked injuries. It’s a pretty smart move considering it slows down the game and could change the outcome. As a fan of the league I frown upon the decision to fake an injury.
Urlacher told ESPN Chicago that during his tenure with the Bears, the team just like others would fake injuries.
“We had a guy who was the designated dive guy.”Urlacher via ESPN Chicago
Yeah, we know big guy, we know.