Around The NFL: Hernandez Partied With Victims, Urlacher Says Bears Faked Injuries
By Danny Cox
Aaron Hernandez has been through a lot during the offseason, but new findings show that he may never have another regular season again. As Hernandez tries to keep some things to himself, there are two superstar defenders that are revealing as many secrets as they can about their pasts and the pasts of their teammates.
Aaron Hernandez partied with other victims just hours before their deaths
The former New England Patriot just can’t stop being on the receiving end of more trouble even though he is already being held for the alleged murder of Odin Lloyd. Now, police have video stating that Hernandez was in a Boston night club at the same time as two other men who were shot and killed just hours later.
The video comes from July 16, 2012, and shows Hernandez in a club with Safiro Furtado and Daniel Abreu. Both men were found shot to death in their car later that night. Police were searching for a gray SUV that they believe was connected to the murders.
That gray SUV had allegedly been sitting in the garage of Hernandez’s uncle for about a year.
Darrelle Revis is ready to reveal the Jets’ secrets to the Bucs
One of the biggest moves of the offseason came when Darrelle Revis was traded by the New York Jets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was expected that this trade would automatically make the Bucs’ defense better, and it likely will, but could also make the team better as a whole and especially in week one.
You see, the Bucs play the Jets to open the season and Revis said he has no problem sharing secrets about the Jets with his new team.
“I know these guys,” Revis said. “I played against them every day in practice. I’ve got a bunch of tips on those guys and the good thing about it is I’ve been sharing them with our secondary, telling Leonard [Johnson] tips about these guys, telling Johnthan Banks, telling Dashon [Goldson] about it and Mark [Barron] as well. We’ll come into this game real comfortable just from the experience I had there and knowing these guys.”
Revis has been letting other Bucs defenders know exactly what they need to look out for with the Jets receivers. There is no law against it and it makes perfect sense for a player to bond with his new team and use any advantage they can get.
Brian Urlacher says Bears faked injuries to slow down offenses
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher didn’t really need any advantage when stepping out onto the field as he had the necessary talent already. Still, all advantages are welcomed and the retired linebacker now says that the Bears actually faked injuries to help slow down high-powered offenses.
Urlacher actually says that there was a player designated as the “dive guy” who “would get hurt” if teammates simulated a diving motion like that of a swimmer. He says the practice wasn’t taught to them, but it was used as part of their game plan.
This is not the first time this has been reported and the Bears aren’t the first team to have done it. Still, you can bet that the NFL will keep a closer eye on it from here on.
Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.