Method acting

Poor kid.  Hope he got medical help after the game.

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16 responses to “Method acting

  1. ApalachDawg

    Need a new rule- If a player goes down, he should be out the entire series or the team can burn a timeout?

    If I recall correctly, a&m did that at least 3 times.

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  2. Daniel Simpson Day

    Just my .02 but if your injury is so severe that you can’t make it off the field causing play to stop then you probably need some sort of mandatory convalescence period before you can re-enter the game. Player safety, right?

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    • gastr1

      Yeah, that’s really the fix to this. Not even hard.

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    • Macallanlover

      Exactly the cure, out until defense takes the field when opponent gets the ball back. Don’t want those trainers and coaches rushing those lads back into action that quickly. Fines in the pros, “time-out” period in CFB. This strategy has gotten out of hand, and insulting to the game, while trivializing the situation to the ones that really need help.

      Applies to every player that requires a stop in play, no judgement required by officials. Could see an exception for a player who had personal foul committed against him on that specific play.

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  3. Debby Balcer

    They should definitely change the rules since it is a way teams are getting extra time outs.

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  4. Russ

    They really need to address this. I’d say it’s a safety issue so the kids should sit out until the next change of possession.

    And to be clear, everyone does it, including us. And everyone will continue to do it if there isn’t a rule change.

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  5. The Truth

    When this issue first came into focus at the ND game some replied in the GTP comments, “we do it, too.” I was indignant. Dawgs aren’t cheaters!

    We’ve done it, too, this year.

    That being said, I prescribed the same remedy being suggested here: if there’s a clock stoppage for your injury, you’re out until your team next possesses the ball.

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  6. Castleberry

    100% agree on the rule change. I’m also surprised offenses don’t do this more. How awesome would it be for us to drive the field on running plays in our two minute offense. No first down – no problem. Just instruct one of our receivers to stay down after the play. Too easy.

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  7. This faking injury crap is getting ridiculous, but nothing can be done about it. You put in a rule about leaving a game for the remainder of the possession … who is really going to police it? You encourage a guy who maybe has a legitimate injury to stay in the game.

    Given how tilted the rules are for the offense now, this is almost the only way a defense can fight back.

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    • Since it appears teams are “targeting” an extra timeout, the injury should be reviewed and if found guilty of “targeting” a time out…said player has to sit out the 1st half of the next game….now on to nerd football , to hell with ga tech!

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  8. Dawglicious

    Easier for the SEC to take the heat off the officials to slow down the HUNH like they did when CMR tried to go up tempo. Let the players take the brunt of the scorn with a flop.

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  9. Cojones

    I wait for creativity to strike these floppers, you know, when he walks to the middle of the field, staggers in a circle three times, straightens like a board and does a full body fallback with his toes pointing skyward.

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    • Castlebery

      I love it. Why not lay motionless for 10-15 minutes. Coaches can make adjustments – script an upcoming drive – grab coffee. Genius!!!

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  10. 69Dawg

    They should at least teach the flopper to not get up jaw with the other teams player, walk half way across the field and then go down. At least in soccer they fake it at the time of contact.

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  11. Hobnail_Boot

    The only solution is to heavily fine the coaches.

    If Jimbo knows he’s getting a $100k dock, he may not call in the injury.

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