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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: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:10 pm
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

I am so sick of the jealousy of fans. EVERYBODY would love to have Tom Brady as their QB. EVERYBODY would love to have Bill Belichick as their head coach. I remember the day Chris Nilan became a Bruin. I would've taken a shovel to his head if I met him in a bar prior to his signing, yet on that day all was forgiven. You idiots who profess your disdain toward this team is so embarrassing it's pathetic.



Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:40 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play



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Since: Mar 30, 2010
Add FavoritePosted on: September 26, 2011 12:09 amScore: 41 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

You do realize they haven't won a championship since they stopped cheating, right?  So it actually appears that the stealing of signals was necessary.  But thanks for your opinion.

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You do realize that they went 18-0 and then lost in a tight fought Superbowl since spygate.....and that they've still been one of the most dominate teams since then.

You bitter fans are annoying.   



Since: Jan 2, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:16 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Gotta love an over rated never reaching potential buster like Reggie. Left a trail of shit behind at usc, loses the Heismen(only one ever) and now ratting out the saint. Reggie why dont the dolphins use u as a running back...cause you cant do it. You will be Hank Baskett soon enough....



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 11:10 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Who cares!  when teams like the saints, patriots and colts stop pulling the garbage hurry up plays to try and keep a defense from switching personal, then come talk to me!  so as long as those teams want to run that type of offense to get an unfair advantage, i say let the phantom injuries continue.  not to mention i got a good laugh at the two giants players dropping over at the same time last week.  classic!



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:38 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Reggie Bush sucks and everything that comes out of his mouth is bull.  A BIG CHEERS to the Houston Texans for seeing through all the hype and bull and taking Mario Williams with their #1 draft pick instead of Bush.  Whoever made that decision in Houston should be the next commissioner of football.


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Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:38 am
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Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 9:15 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Shut up, bitter Bush face.  I'm sure the Dolphins do too.  Talk about that Mr. Fumbles.



Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: September 26, 2011 1:44 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

you do realize they had one of the best secondarys and a running back when they won their titles. All teams cheat your comment is that of a hater. Pats obviously are good every year , not a Pats  fan but make a comment that holds merit



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:09 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

You do realize they haven't won a championship since they stopped cheating, right?  So it actually appears that the stealing of signals was necessary.  But thanks for your opinion.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: September 26, 2011 12:02 am
 

Reggie Bush says Saints had fake injury play

Go Bills


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