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08:02 AM ET 07.08 | Austin Collie is trying to keep his concussion-limited 2010 season from holding him back in 2011. "I think I have kind of put that behind me. I don't like to dwell on it too much just because it can affect your play going across the middle and catching another ball," Collie told KHTK in Sacramento. "You don't want things like that popping up in your mind. I try to ignore any thought I do have of it. I don't want to watch it. People want to show me and ask how I felt during that time and whatnot. I just kind of brush it aside because it is one of those things that it is in the past and it's unfortunate. I was unlucky." ... [Collie] missed seven entire games and parts of others in 2010 while suffering two concussions in a seven-week span.

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July 8, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Austin WHO?

July 8, 2011  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Austin WHO?

Collie, you know, like Lassie the dog.

July 8, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Dain bramaged

July 8, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Be careful, Bro.


Reference - Mackey, John...

July 8, 2011  08:23 AM ET

When Austin Collie was asked to comment on his concussion problems he said "Con wha"?

July 8, 2011  08:32 AM ET

"Collie trying to block out the obvious". Aren't we all?

July 8, 2011  08:37 AM ET

I'm surprised he even remembers the 2010 season.

July 8, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
'Scuse me while I kiss the sky


<Collie overheard mumbling to himself>

July 8, 2011  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Purple haze all in my brain

"Purple Haze" appeared in "Memories" by The King.

Memories, pressed between the pages of my mind
Memories, sweetened through the ages just like wine,
Memories, memories,

Of holding hands and red bouquets
And twilights trimmed in purple haze
And laughing eyes and simple ways
And quiet nights and gentle days with you

July 8, 2011  09:38 AM ET

I know Collie has bills to pay, but he may need to shut it down... One more concussion may kill him.

July 8, 2011  10:09 AM ET

Watcha gonna do brother?!?! When James Harrison and the Steelers run helmet to helmet wild on you!!!!

July 8, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

.....lights trimmed in purple hazeAnd laughing eyes and simple waysAnd quiet nights and gentle days with you

Yea, and my dog Boo eats purple flowers............What are we going to do here, play football or feed lawyers. Time to sack up and get back to work. You have the best health care package in modern industry and your paid millions what else do you want? Try a real job, that'll show you what brain dead is all about. Real jobs suck.Just ask any former player who sells cars or real estate.

July 8, 2011  10:32 AM ET

He needs to appear on the mr obvious show...

July 8, 2011  10:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yea, and my dog Boo eats purple flowers............What are we going to do here, play football or feed lawyers.

So far, it's feed lawyers. Maybe they should eat the purple flowers.

July 8, 2011  11:16 AM ET

Pack your bags Austin, you had a nice little career....enjoy your life

July 8, 2011  11:34 AM ET

Make sure to thank "the greatest" Peyton Manning for setting you up each time...esp the second time after you JUST came back...nice

July 8, 2011  04:41 PM ET

sounds like he is already worried about running across the middle of the field. Peyton's going to start using him as a decoy only...

July 8, 2011  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Austin WHO?

Austin has no where to go these days......

July 9, 2011  11:09 AM ET

When you've got people like Dallas Clark, Reggie Wayne, and Pierre Garcon on the receiving end, I don't think you'll miss a guy like Austin Collie.

 
July 10, 2011  01:47 PM ET

First time he gets dinged this year, he should hang em up. Take a job as a coach or something, before your kids are spoon feeding you.

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