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Collie haunted, again, by concussion

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08:09 AM ET 08.20 | Colts fans were understandably encouraged by a two-point loss in Pittsburgh over the weekend, particularly with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck's performance. But it's [Austin Collie's] situation that makes you hope for the best while fearing something more ominous. He was whacked by Steelers' cornerback Ike Taylor on a second-down pass from Luck. Collie wobbled to the sideline, then was taken to the locker room where he was evaluated for concussion symptoms. We've heard that before... [Sunday] only will fuel the fire and the concern over Collie's long-term well being. Again, all you can do is hope Collie, 26, is able to recover from the latest blow to the head. We'll see, but it's doubtful we'll see him the rest of the preseason.

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August 20, 2012  08:11 AM ET

Hate to say it... but it might be time to move on, kid.

August 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Residual effects from all of these concussions will be a b****.

August 20, 2012  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hate to say it... but it might be time to move on, kid.

Agreed Otis..............



Football ain't worth it..........

August 20, 2012  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Hate to say it... but it might be time to move on, kid.

Yeah. Damage from multiple concussions is cumulative. He's already had too many. Time to get that real estate license.

August 20, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Maybe he should change his name to Beagle and take up hunting.

August 20, 2012  08:33 AM ET

Collie is haunted?

Is this "Lassie Meets the Addams Family?"

August 20, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Someone needs to sit him down and explain that football isn't worth the risk he's taking.

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August 20, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Someone needs to sit him down and explain that football isn't worth the risk he's taking.

Talking to him is easy. Actually getting the information in to where he can make sense of it may be more difficult. Something about all those loud ringing sounds.

August 20, 2012  08:51 AM ET

I don't know what it is about Collie continuing to get hit in the head. I find myself wishing nothing but the best for this kid but I tense up everytime someone is coming for him hoping it's not a reapeat of what happened last year. Sure enough, I was watching this weekend and when he took that shot to the head I was like awh man. DarkArmadillo said right - "Football isn't worth the risk he's taking."

August 20, 2012  09:43 AM ET

I really hope Collie is OK, but Andrew Luck is definitely the real deal! The Colts found their replacement for Manning.

August 20, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

I really hope Collie is OK, but Andrew Luck is definitely the real deal! The Colts found their replacement for Manning.

As written in Prophecy. About this time last year, I actually predicted that Peyton Manning would not play and the Colts would select Luck with the first pick.

To be honest, though, I didn't think the Colts would release Manning.

August 20, 2012  10:23 AM ET

The real sad thing about the concussion problem is, most of these players are on non-guaranteed contracts, probably a lot of them don't care of the money they do make, the NFL don't care about them, and most or not educated to find a job in the real world.

August 20, 2012  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The real sad thing about the concussion problem is, most of these players are on non-guaranteed contracts, probably a lot of them don't care of the money they do make, the NFL don't care about them, and most or not educated to find a job in the real world.

MOST employers dont care about you...we are workers, laborers, interchangeable parts...the NFL is no different. Sad but true..hurt yourself and see how long your job will hold a spot for you

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August 20, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Maybe he should change his name to Beagle and take up hunting.

Good Grief :)

August 20, 2012  12:25 PM ET

Maybe the Colts will do for Collie, What the Giants did forMark Bavaro, in July of 1991 he was cut by The Giants, the Giants then re-signed him to a 1Year Guaranteed $310K contract, they then put him on The PUP List! He went on to play for both the Eagles and Browns.

August 20, 2012  04:03 PM ET

It wasn't even that big of a hit, so you have to question his ability to be able to take a true "shot".

If he got one after that last night, he's unfortunately done.

August 20, 2012  04:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

It wasn't even that big of a hit, so you have to question his ability to be able to take a true "shot". If he got one after that last night, he's unfortunately done.

What a handsome big head baby!

 
August 20, 2012  04:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

What a handsome big head baby!

He has a head like Creepy!

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