Chicago, IL, United States (4E Sports) – Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher revealed that his former team, like any other college or NFL clubs, would fake injuries to slow high-powered offenses.
“We had a guy who was the designated dive guy,” said Urlacher, who now works an analyst for Fox Sports 1.
Urlacher explained that a Bears coach would simulate the diving motion a swimmer makes with his arms, and the player designated as the dive guy “would get hurt.”
The former linebacker added the team wasn’t coached on how to fake injuries but said the practice was part of the Bears’ game plan.
Urlacher played for the Bears from 2000-12. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and was an All-Pro on five occasions.