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Bears Almost Pull off Incredible Trick Play on Punt Return in Loss to Packers (Video)


I didn’t get to see this play.  Along with most of the other 62000 faithful, I was filing out of Soldier Field with the outcome already determined. We heard a random cheers and a collective sigh from the few that were left in the stands.  I guess they were fooled too.  H/T to Da Bear Necessities for the video clip:

As they ask in their post about this, where the hell was the hold exactly?  I guess Dave Toub will have to wait another decade or so before he can pull that one out again.

  • venomlash

    Did you see that hold? Neither did I. It seems that the aura of total sloppiness afflicting the players has spread to the referees.

    I have to say, it’s good for the Bears that this play is out there. Knowing that the Bears have used this trick before, and that they might pull it out of the hat again, will keep the coverage honest, forcing them to watch for people other than Hester and potentially giving him a little bit more room on returns.

  • venomlash

    Did you see that hold? Neither did I. It seems that the aura of total sloppiness afflicting the players has spread to the referees.

    I have to say, it’s good for the Bears that this play is out there. Knowing that the Bears have used this trick before, and that they might pull it out of the hat again, will keep the coverage honest, forcing them to watch for people other than Hester and potentially giving him a little bit more room on returns.

  • jimbogbp

    Here is a website showing the hold:

    http://imgur.com/a/MLKx2

    It sure looks like #21 of the Bears is pulling #24 of the Packers towards him.

  • jimbogbp

    Here is a website showing the hold:

    http://imgur.com/a/MLKx2

    It sure looks like #21 of the Bears is pulling #24 of the Packers towards him.