• Urlacher: Smith should be head coach again

    Summary of 10 articles · Updated Sep 5, 2013
    “He’s not away from the game,” said Urlacher, now an analyst with Fox. “He’s still doing some stuff. Urlacher was an eight-time Pro Bowl linebacker, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year. "We had a guy who was the designated dive guy," Urlacher said, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who is a Fox Sports 1 analyst, revealed his team would fake injuries to slow down high-powered offenses before he retired. Why? Because Smith is expecting to make a return to the sidelines as a head coach at some point. During the offseason, a source told ESPN.com that Smith wasn’t interested in taking any jobs as a coordinator. He said he never stayed down to stop the clock.“I’m always up,” he said.Other veterans dismissed the linebacker-turned-Fox Sports 1 analyst’s claim Tuesday the Bears had an unnamed coach who would signal for players to fake injuries.“We never had a play like that,” defensive tackle Stephen Paea said.Cornerback Tim Jennings, in his fifth year in Chicago, said the Bears didn’t have a coach designated to give the order.“Not at all,” he said.
    Source: ESPN.com
    • Urlacher makes splash in new media role

      Teams fake injuries in high school, college and the NFL whether it’s to slow down a high-powered offense or to take away momentum from a charging offense during a key moment in a game. So what former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said in his new role …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Brian Urlacher’s influence is still deeply felt by the Bears

      The Bears miss Brian Urlacher. ‘‘I’ve never seen a better leader, a better superstar in my life,’’ former teammate Blake Costanzo said in the Bears’ locker room at Halas Hall. ‘‘I don’t think you can ever replace a guy like that — a guy that was so inte…
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Bennett on Urlacher’s claim of defenses faking injuries: ‘Every team does that’

      Martellus Bennett wasn’t surprised by Brian Urlacher’s claim the Bears faked injuries as a tactic to slow down fast-paced offenses. “Every team does that,” the tight end, in his first year with Chicago after stints with Dallas and the New York Giants, s…
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Urlacher admits Bears faked some injuries

      Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, now an analyst for Fox Sports 1, lifted the lid Tuesday off a commonly used practice in NFL and college football.
    • Urlacher: Bears had ‘designated dive guy’

      Faking injuries was part of the gameplan to slow fast-paced offenses in recent years, the former linebacker said.
      Source: suntimes.com
    • Urlacher would start D.J. Williams at MLB

      If Brian Urlacher could pick his replacement as Chicago Bears middle linebacker this season, he would go with the veteran over a promising rookie. D.J. Williams didn't play during the preseason because of a knee injury suffered early in training camp, c…
      Source: ESPN.com

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