Believe it or not, there are times when NFL players fake injuries. We know, we know! Shocking. But it's true. They do it to slow down the tempo of the game and to stop opposing teams from running their hurry-up offense.
Don't just take our word for it, though. For definitive proof that teams do fake injuries, look no further than some comments that Brian Urlacher just made on Fox Sports 1. Urlacher, who retired in the offseason this year, revealed that the Bears teams that he played on used to do it, like, all the time. They even had a guy who was asked to fake an injury on a whim, if needed.
"We had a guy who was the designated dive guy," he said. "It wasn't coached, but it was part of our game plan."
GASP! You mean, every injury that we see on the football field isn't real? You don't say!
[via SB Nation]