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08:03 AM ET 12.24 | By all most accounts, Austin Collie is a heart-and-soul football guy. He is, as Peyton Manning put it the other day, "a guy who really loves football," a young man who constantly watches tape of himself and other receivers, who is always carving out time in the offseason to run routes with Manning and earn himself a place in the quarterback's circle of trust. And now, he probably should be thinking about retirement. ... Every day, it seems, we learn about more of these men whose lives have been taken away from them by football. Every day, it seems, we learn more about the toll that repeated concussions can take, with talk about possible links to Alzheimer's and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.

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December 24, 2010  08:26 AM ET

How many concussions has Austin Collie had?

December 24, 2010  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How many concussions has Austin Collie had?

Give the headline you would think that info would be in the story. Do these writers go to correspondence schools for any education?

December 24, 2010  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Give the headline you would think that info would be in the story. Do these writers go to correspondence schools for any education?

*Given*

December 24, 2010  08:32 AM ET

I hope he rests up and comes back next year. However, I don't think he will receive as much media or quarterback attention with Anthony Gonzales and Dallas Clark coming back full speed next year.

December 24, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How many concussions has Austin Collie had?

It's his third of the season.

December 24, 2010  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's his third of the season.

That's bad.

December 24, 2010  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That's bad.

Indeed. I feel bad for the guy. I really hope he comes back healthy and ready to go next season.

December 24, 2010  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Indeed. I feel bad for the guy. I really hope he comes back healthy and ready to go next season.

I'm not sure he should.

December 24, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's his third of the season.

That's a sign to retire.

December 24, 2010  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

That's a sign to retire.

I kind of think the NFL should add an auto-IR rule for players with 2+ concussions in a single-season. Force them to sit out the rest of the season, for the benefit of their health and their career.

December 24, 2010  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I kind of think the NFL should add an auto-IR rule for players with 2+ concussions in a single-season. Force them to sit out the rest of the season, for the benefit of their health and their career.

Might also be wise depending on how many prior concussions a player has had that if they get one they sit out the rest of the season. That may be tough for the player and team but they don't usually think about future health.

December 24, 2010  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I kind of think the NFL should add an auto-IR rule for players with 2+ concussions in a single-season. Force them to sit out the rest of the season, for the benefit of their health and their career.

That's too practical.......The NFL only needs to "appear" to have the players best interest at heart....

December 24, 2010  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's his third of the season.

Ouch.

December 24, 2010  09:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That's too practical.......The NFL only needs to "appear" to have the players best interest at heart....

Yes, but they don't. If they had a realistic health plan that covered players after they retired, then they probably would. Of course the players would have to contribute.

December 24, 2010  09:26 AM ET
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Yes, but they don't. If they had a realistic health plan that covered players after they retired, then they probably would. Of course the players would have to contribute.

Your last sentence is a big part of the problem. So many players have no clue how the former players grew the game, don't appreciate the history and only care about themselves. All you have to do is listen to the loud mouths.

December 24, 2010  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

That's too practical.......The NFL only needs to "appear" to have the players best interest at heart....

Sad but true

December 24, 2010  09:31 AM ET

Perhaps players who get concussions frequently should consider wearing the newer helmets...yes they are larger but they will save a life

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December 24, 2010  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How many concussions has Austin Collie had?

Don't ask him.

 
December 24, 2010  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

It's his third of the season.

To many-time to go into coaching or the TV booth.

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