Giants Defense Fakes Injuries to Slow Down Rams’ No-Huddle Offense

The Rams were moving the ball well so well in the first quarter of their Monday night game that New York Giants had to resort to flopping:

Someone needs to remind the Giants that in order to make their flops look legit, only one guy can take a dive at a time. Deon Grant and Jacquian Williams need to coordinate their efforts next time to avoid looking so foolish.

To provide some context for the flopping, the Rams had moved from their 26 to the Giants seven on seven plays. New York only had three down linemen on the field and wanted to sub in another one but didn’t have a chance, so they faked injuries to get things organized. It also didn’t help that Corey Webster appeared to twist his ankle two plays earlier — maybe they wanted to give him a break. Meanwhile, Cal football is wondering what the problem is.

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  • Anonymous

    The NFL should start fining players for this type of gamesmanship. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON2Q3PFLNA6D7X45KFWMIQOTVY Eric Z

    I’m pretty sure the instruction to do this is coming from the sidelines. A large fine to the head coach should clear this up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rick-Gershman/1768560832 Rick Gershman

    It’s a pathetic and obviously unsportsmanlike maneuver. While I don’t want to see the NFL trying to regulate every little thing, there’s a rule that could be easily added here:

    If the opposing offense has been in no-huddle for at least four consecutive snaps, any defensive player who causes play to be stopped with an “injury” must remain out for a certain period of game time or a certain number of snaps (whichever is greater).

    That way the league doesn’t have to concern itself with whether the injury is legitimate. If the player is actually injured to any real degree, he won’t be coming back in anytime soon anyway. If he’s faking it, the team just lost his services for a chunk of time.