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Rodgers: Watch out for Giants faking injuries

Former football player Sanders greets Patriots owner Kraft before the play the Giants in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis Reuters

Way back in Week 2, there was a mini-controversy after New York’s win over the Rams after the Giants were accused of faking injuries to slow down the St. Louis hurry-up attack.

It’s something to watch out for on Sunday night.

Appearing as an analyst on NBC’s pregame show, Aaron Rodgers said the Giants used phantom injuries and got up slowly after a few plays in an effort to slow down Green Bay’s high tempo offense.

The Patriots have increasingly used the hurry up offense this season to great effect. We’ll see if the Giants do everything possible to slow the Patriots down in the Super Bowl.

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27 Responses to “Rodgers: Watch out for Giants faking injuries”
  1. bjamesa says: Feb 5, 2012 5:49 PM

    I’ve been a Packers fan for 20+ years and I say to this… Good for the Giants. Maybe the Packers should have tried it.

    I’m hoping the GMen rep the NFC to the fullest tonight!

  2. racksie says: Feb 5, 2012 5:50 PM

    As a Minnesotan, I hate Aaron Rodgers. But that is a very astute assessment. And in reality, what can the refs do about it? Nothing, really. So why wouldn’t they? The Patriots, should just get to the line, and snap the ball as fast as they can, and beat them at their own cheating. I mean who knows cheating more than Beleicheck? Go Pats!

  3. gtuorto says: Feb 5, 2012 5:50 PM

    I respect Aaron Rodgers a great deal but lost in the multiple hours of pre game is the amount of sour grapes the packers hold on to. Woodson on the NFL network was similarly unimpressed with a team that beat them by a decent margin. The issue he speaks of occurred once and didn’t factor much in the outcome of the game. NBC check yourself before you wreck yourself

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Feb 5, 2012 5:53 PM

    Still whining about that loss, Rodgers?

  5. east96st says: Feb 5, 2012 5:54 PM

    That’s the excuse he’s rolling out now? Yep, all the Giants were getting up slowly and causing the football to go right through your TE’s hands. Whatever lie you need to tell yourself, Aaron. The refs did all they could to give you the game Aaron and you and your teammates blew it. The only NY player laying on the ground was Canty when the game was well put away by NY towards the end of the fourth quarter. I do seem to remember Aaron getting up pretty slowly on more than one occasion, though. Guess he was trying to “slow down” the Giants pass rush.

  6. jacunn2000 says: Feb 5, 2012 5:57 PM

    They were not “accused”. They did fake injuries. Also known as cheating. Bush league move period.

  7. rexryansfetish says: Feb 5, 2012 5:59 PM

    Yeah, the Vikings how many superbowls? Oh, yeah hope you enjoy watching your team in Los Angeles.

  8. ar1888 says: Feb 5, 2012 5:59 PM

    The Patriots did this to Peyton Manning in the past. Lets hope it works for the Giants.

  9. profootballwalk says: Feb 5, 2012 6:00 PM

    The Patriots don’t use a hurry up offense very often. They just get to the line fast to prevent the defense from substituting personnel. If the Giants use fake injuries to get players on and off the field, Belichick will be screaming at the officials and the players will have to get off the field for a play. You can only pull that one once before everyone calls you out.

  10. august1969 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:02 PM

    Calling out the Giants on cheating.

    How else does a 9-7 team get to the superbowl?

    Nice.

  11. bucks12965 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:02 PM

    They won’t need to fake injuries to slow down the Patriots…all those extra tv time-outs will take care of that.

  12. kriswd40 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:05 PM

    I don’t think it was fake injuries that made the Packers drop all those passes. sour grapes is all.

  13. ed85301 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:07 PM

    Giants should get a delay of game penalty for phony injuries!

  14. rpiotr01 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:12 PM

    For those ripping on Rodgers right now, keep in mind he picked the Giants to win this game.

    It wouldn’t be very interesting if these players got up there and talked endlessly about how great everyone is. I give them credit for giving an honest point of view.

    And p.s. Yes, the Giants did that crap every game this year. Bravo to them for getting away with it but it’s a tactic they’re taught and use on a daily basis.

  15. uscatjerseyshore says: Feb 5, 2012 6:14 PM

    The Giants are notorious and known for incurring all too convenient end game “injuries” which stop the clock to their benefit. Unfortunately nothing will change until the NFL rules committee takes action to have any player who does this sit out multiple plays.

  16. raylewiskilledaguy says: Feb 5, 2012 6:16 PM

    I saw that segment and thought ARodg came just short of blatantly accusing them of cheating with that “Hey, you gotta watch these guys!” smirk on his face.

    It just seemed like he embarrassed himself a little bit, as if these faked injuries were the only reason they lost.

    Then again, it was better than if he would’ve said “They have a great pass rush!” or “Great receivers!” or something else that everybody already knows.

  17. buffaloviking says: Feb 5, 2012 6:16 PM

    rexryanfetish: Why does everyone bring up the Vikes superbowl troubles, is that all you got, By your handle should you be chearpin , as long as Rex is around you arent going anywhere either,

  18. tedmurph says: Feb 5, 2012 6:21 PM

    I’d accuse them of cheating but we Pats fans are better than that. We don’t need to find phantom excuses for why are team loses. If they get beat, they got outplayed. Move on. Take note raider fans, ravens fans, haters et al.

  19. greenandgoldgirl says: Feb 5, 2012 6:22 PM

    So Aaron speaks the truth and he’s a whiner? Give me a break. Every player in the league knows it’s true and other teams do it too. Watch the film, it’s hilarious, two guys falling down within seconds of each other. So what? Aaron was just pointing out a tactic the Giants use. At least his commentary was interesting and honest. Don’t worry, the Pack will be back with Aaron leading the way!

  20. claymath52 says: Feb 5, 2012 6:28 PM

    gtuorto says:Feb 5, 2012 5:50 PM

    I respect Aaron Rodgers a great deal but lost in the multiple hours of pre game is the amount of sour grapes the packers hold on to. Woodson on the NFL network was similarly unimpressed with a team that beat them by a decent margin. The issue he speaks of occurred once and didn’t factor much in the outcome of the game. NBC check yourself before you wreck yourself

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    You must not have been watching the pre-game… Rodgers picked the Giants to win and said this is their year. That sounds like sour grapes? gturto – kriss kross will make ya…JumpJump.

  21. racksie says: Feb 5, 2012 7:03 PM

    So if i change my handle to cheeseneckdisliker, I would be ok? Just asking.

  22. herlies says: Feb 5, 2012 7:07 PM

    Rodgers killed it today on NBC and this is the headline you use?

    He never said “watch out for Giants faking injuries”

    Rodgers talked about the gamesmanship of getting up slowly in order to try and slow down a team’s offensive rhythm.

  23. bcar1023 says: Feb 5, 2012 7:46 PM

    Apparenly Wisconsin now has the whine and the cheese. Maybe they should work on some defense to go with it. It’s a darn shame that Woodsons talents are being wasted this way.

  24. bigjim50010 says: Feb 5, 2012 9:27 PM

    seems like Rogers was right

  25. glennsyank13 says: Feb 5, 2012 9:29 PM

    Antrelle “Drama Queen” came back from injury after one play. I guess that proves Rodgers is a whiner then right?

  26. dlmcc1010 says: Feb 5, 2012 10:50 PM

    Shouldnt this guy be filming more lame commercials instead of making dumb comments on TV?

    He had the refs help in that game and he still couldnt beat the Giants. Id say that cancels out the Giants habit of faking injuries

  27. paulieorkid says: Feb 6, 2012 9:22 AM

    Funny how a factually irrefutable comment can inspire responses driven solely by emotion and where team loyalties lie.

    Sour grapes or not, no one can deny that Rodgers has a point.

    It’s been proven.

    Conclusively.

    On tape.

    Anyone familiar with the high comedy attempts by the Giants to be “struck” by temporarily dehabilitating injuries can attest to that.

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