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Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:32 pm
 
Bush: the Giants looked "real bush league" on the fake injury play during MNF. (Getty Images)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The biggest story of Week 2 didn't emerge until Monday night, specifically the moment when Giants safety defensive back Deon Grant (allegedly) faked an injury to slow down the Rams' no-huddle offense.

In the ensuing days, Grant defended himself, inexplicably, Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell did not, and plenty of folks have come forward to share their thoughts on what it means to pretend to be hurt.

Next up: Reggie Bush, who admitted that the Saints had a such a play in their playbook (via the Miami Herald): 

“We actually had that before in New Orleans,” Bush said, referring to the fake injury play. “It’s just one of those things when you get those hurry-up offensive teams. I mean, it’s legal. They haven’t made any rules yet to say it’s not legal.

“... For the most part you’re supposed to have a designated guy for that. It’s not supposed to be four or five guys falling on the ground at the same time. Obviously that looks real bush league.”

Faking injuries: everybody's doing it

Remember all the mock outrage in the days and weeks following the Patriots Spygate scandal? And then we found out that, to varying degrees, almost every NFL team taped opponents' signals? Sounds like faking injuries isn't much different.

Don't misunderstand, New England was rightly punished for Spygate. But it's not like they were the only team with a video recorder pointed at the opponent's sideline. And, as Bush mentioned above, the Giants had guys going down like there were snipers in the stands. The takeaway: moderation is the key to avoiding detection and ultimately, league sanctions.

Either way, we're with Ed Reed on the whole faking injuries phenomenon.

“I don’t know if they were pretending, man,” Reed said earlier this week. “Sometimes guys get tired. But it’s all within the game. It’s all tactical stuff that you need to use. Whatever it takes.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:52 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 8:32 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

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Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 4:41 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Mock Outrage to spygate?   I'm still mad.   That was cheating.   Putting your opponents under surveillance is cheating.   Knowing what the defense is doing before the play.  

Bellichick is a cheater, his ring are all lies.




Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

I think reggie is a rat as well as Mangini and McDaniels.  Your comment is a poor assumption.

It doesn't take guts to stand up and rat someone out.  It is more gutless.



Since: Aug 8, 2007
Posted on: September 26, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Um, no I wouldnt. Just because a player is good on one team doesnt mean it will carry over to another team or system.
That goes for players and coaches. Coaches are usaully hurt much worse when they switch teams. Cant win everywhere.  Pats are on their downside now. They will still have a winning seasons the next 1-2 years, but then they will be behind several other teams and have to start over.



Since: Jun 4, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Seeing how Reggie was always injured while in New Orleans, I'm sure it was a play specifically for him.  "25 Ankle Sprain on 2, break!".....What a loser!!!  And to think I thought this guy was going to do big things.  All from a guy who's claim to fame was cheating in college and screwing Kim K.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 2:00 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

I GUESS REGGIE NEEDS SOMETHING TO DO NOW DAYS SINCE HE QUIT PLAYING FOOTBALL


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