Bears not coaching 'diving,' as Urlacher suggested

Bears not coaching 'diving,' as Urlacher suggested
September 4, 2013, 5:15 pm
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Former Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher said this week that his team faked injuries to get stoppages of play against no-huddle or fast-moving offenses.

On his “Fox Football Daily Show” on Fox Sports 1, Urlacher said that a coach would even give a “dive” sign to have a player go down with a feigned injury. The current head of the Bears defense won’t be doing that.

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“I have no knowledge...” coordinator Mel Tucker said. The subject amused and threw him a little. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”

As far as it happening, “Like I said, I just ... that’s, uh ... we don’t do that,” Tucker said. “That thought hasn’t even crossed my mind.”

It has crossed other minds, however.

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“At times you definitely can know that the offense is definitely fast-paced and everything, you know, something has to happen,” said safety Major Wright, quickly adding that he was not one of those players to linger in the “down” position.

No. I’m never going down. I’m always up. I’m always prepared and ready.”