American Football Coaches Association asks NCAA Rules Committee to address Players Faking Injuries

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The American Football Coaches Association has asked the NCAA rules committee to take up the issue of players faking injuries when it meets next month.

The AFCA Ethics Committee voted in January to recommend that the committee address the practice, which has caused tension within the sport for years. Rather than use a timeout, defensive players often will fake an injury in order to stop the clock and slow the momentum of the opposing offense.

AFCA asks rules committee to deter faking injuries
 
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Similar to losing helmets back in the day when they made them sit a play and then penalized yardage. Since you can't penalize over injury (it could be real), you just require any player who's "injured" to sit out a minimum of say, 3 scrimmage plays. Won't be anymore of the -- I'm injured and need the trainers, oh wait, I just needed a quick drink and a squeeze on my calf, I'm all better now-- .
 
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Make them sit out 3 plays and the other team gets to choose that player’s replacement.
I prefer to make them sit out until there is a change in possession or at least 5 plays. Of course, coaches will be able to put a 3rd-4th string player in and have he fake an injury.
 
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Similar to losing helmets back in the day when they made them sit a play and then penalized yardage. Since you can't penalize over injury (it could be real), you just require any player who's "injured" to sit out a minimum of say, 3 scrimmage plays. Won't be anymore of the -- I'm injured and need the trainers, oh wait, I just needed a quick drink and a squeeze on my calf, I'm all better now-- .
I don't like any of the number of play arguments, maybe three clock minutes on the same side of the ball, offense or defense. Not needed on special teams snaps I don't think. This would inspire getting off the field on your own. Use the medical guy on the sidelines to hold the helmet till time expires Could inspire the use of injury specialists getting on the field to take the falls.
 
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One idea being tossed around is to have a "Heavy" on the sideline of each game with a lead pipe. When the "injured" player comes to the sideline, the Heavy moves to stand beside him, and stays beside him while the team doc checks the lad out. If the injury is not serious enough for the young man to sit out the rest of the game, the Heavy breaks his other leg with the pipe.

Okay, I'm not saying it's the most popular idea in the world, but those who promote it really think it will reduce fake injuries.
 
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With all of the emphasis on player safety, I don’t see anything they could do other than extend the number of plays that a player must sit out if they cause an injury timeout.
Make them sit out one series after the first one, that he went down faking the injury. They will have to determine if it was fake or not?? Very quickly!
 
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all you do at that point is get the 3rd string player to go in and take the fall for x time or x plays. Still gives the team the time out as they needed
But that 3rd string player would have to play at least one down to get "injured".

Make it an automatic ejection and 15 yard penalty for running a sub onto the field and immediately falling down "injured" without having played a down.
 
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I guess so. There isn’t really anything you can do with this subject, is it??
With replay. We have all seen players doing fine between plays, and then just flop to the ground when given a signal from the sideline. If it can be seen and proven (in the most obvious cases), a player should be ineligible to play for the rest of that existing series. Most teams will not want a starting player to be out that long. It will be a hard issue to police though.
 
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With replay. We have all seen players doing fine between plays, and then just flop to the ground when given a signal from the sideline. If it can be seen and proven (in the most obvious cases), a player should be ineligible to play for the rest of that existing series. Most teams will not want a starting player to be out that long. It will be a hard issue to police though.
I can live with that. I just thought that if they we’re caught, that they sit out the rest of that series, and the next one.
 
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The American Football Coaches Association has asked the NCAA rules committee to take up the issue of players faking injuries when it meets next month.

The AFCA Ethics Committee voted in January to recommend that the committee address the practice, which has caused tension within the sport for years. Rather than use a timeout, defensive players often will fake an injury in order to stop the clock and slow the momentum of the opposing offense.

AFCA asks rules committee to deter faking injuries
Get these players to stop watching soccer. Bad influence.
 
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... Of course, coaches will be able to put a 3rd-4th string player in and have he fake an injury.
Sometimes yes, but you most often see these “injuries” when the offense is playing no huddle and not subbing. So, the D can’t sub either.

I do think if you made the rule an injured player can’t return until a change of possession or end of half, it would curtail it greatly.
 
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I do see it being hard enough to catch them, but if caught I’d make it two series no matter how many plays.
Just make it a standard rule for all players so you don’t have to guess who’s faking and who isn’t.

Any injury=3 plays minimum. A second injury to the same play should get a larger penalty. Maybe 5-6 plays.
 
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Just make it a standard rule for all players so you don’t have to guess who’s faking and who isn’t.

Any injury=3 plays minimum. A second injury to the same play should get a larger penalty. Maybe 5-6 plays.
6 plays? I can deal with that. Now, what happens if they don’t sit out all six plays and the game ends, do they sit out the rest on the next game? Interesting!
 
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Will this apply for all players or just the defense? Say the QB drops back and gets rocked and comes out for a play. Is he forced to sit for more than the current one play?

What if the officials force a player to the sideline after a hard hit for a concussion check (that happened to Jennings at Mizzou 2 years ago), is he out multiple plays?
 

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