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Collie says he's feeling fine, won't retire

Posted on: May 29, 2011 5:47 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

As Colts WR Austin Collie works out to keep himself in shape for the upcoming season, he reports to the Indianapolis Star that he’s feeling good and that his routes are crisp and his pass-catching hands are performing well.

CollieBut what about the most important questions? What about those three concussions he suffered last season? How is his head feeling? Did he think about retiring?

"No problems," he told the paper. "None."

Yes, but how do we know for sure until he starts taking contact from defenders? Team vice chairman Bill Polian asked that question a few months back, even though he knows the reports about Collie so far this offseason have been positive – QB Peyton Manning, in fact, has said Collie seems like himself again as they’ve worked out together.

Price of concussions
And it appears that we’ll get the chance to find out when the 2011 season begins, because Collie said he is not going to retire.

"I don't think for me there really was a decision," Collie said. "I didn't even entertain the thought of not coming back. I think the media made their own stories as far as what I was going to do.

"But I always knew I was going to come back."

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Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: May 30, 2011 4:53 pm
 

Fantasy Draft STEAL!

With this new defensless reciver rule passing Collie could be fine.  I think the hardest thing for Collie will now be shaking the idea that he is going to get popped every time he comes across the middle.  He is a hell of a football player with amazing hands and great routes.  I can't wait to see him and Peyton connect.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: May 30, 2011 2:01 pm
 

Collie says he's feeling fine, won't retire

I know the NFL is acting tough with their new concussion rules but its all show right now.  There have been way too many stories lately of the dangers and long term effects and they need to get tougher.  Guys are out there stumbling around or dazed after plays and nothing is being done yet if you say anything about Goodell or his NFL as a player you're suspended.  What a mess



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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: May 30, 2011 8:17 am
 

Collie says he's feeling fine, won't retire

I think that Collie should re-consider playing football this season. He might not be thinking straight as he was being intereview. This guy had 3 concussions this past season so who knows if there's still lingering effects from them. He feels fine and he should since he hasn't had any physical contact,but the judge and jury will be out once the season starts(hopefully)and he gets his first taste of contact while on the field.....Good Luck #17!



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