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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BobSacamano wrote:
ramonesfan wrote:
Looks like the Packers are going to be looked at as being heartless once again, with the whole Favre situation and now this.

I see the Packers organization as being the exact opposite of heartless and find it refreshing that a team is looking out for the safety and well being of one of it's players. I hope and pray that Nick takes this release as an eye opener that it is too risky to put his future on the line and takes the next step into coaching.

Sucks for the Packers as a team, but I'm proud of the organization for coming to this decision. The Players ability to lead a healthy life > The team. Not many teams would be willing to do that.

God bless you Nick in your future endeavors which hopefully includes coaching for the Green and Gold.


What? I think you said it best in the next paragraph. They're considering Collins life outside of football, which is exactly the opposite. I think almost everyone can see that.


Agreed. The Packers are showing that there is more to this than just business. I don't really see how anyone can badmouth the Packers for this move.

Yes it could backfire. Collins could come back for the Bears and be an All-Pro for the next 5 years. But you have to give them credit for sticking with their guy, caring about the player, but still doing the right thing and ultimately leaving the decision up to Collins.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stinks. We're obviously a better team with Collins, and I feel bad for Nick that it sounds like he won't be able to play again.

Gotta say though, the timing of this is odd, being just before the draft. I haven't seen anything official from the team, so maybe they were planning on waiting until after the draft to announce this and someone leaked it. I'm not sure. Seems weird and out of character for our FO. Maybe it's just a smokescreen to make other teams think we're looking for a safety early and leave the pass rushers alone. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting timing from the Packers on this news today. They could have waited until after the draft to inform Collins of their plans, but didn't. Maybe it's a little ploy to get the Patriots to push Harrison Smith up their board a bit, or something? If the Pats take Smith at #27 .. perhaps one of the prized OLB's will remain for TT at #28. You have to figure there is something strategic behind it .. maybe not though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Sad Expected it, but it still hit me like a sucker punch when I saw the headline. Very sad for the Packers and Nick, but really wish him well.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish nick the best I his future even if that future is football and he destroys us. I find it curious as to why they are saying this 1 day before the draft. Funny timin if u ask me. If it is true I hope we to after Oj or safety jut shot up the priority list.
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Shocked. I am shocked, I tell you. I mean, the medical facts are black and white and if he is able to play then Ted Thompson should just rubber stamp whatever the doctors say. And other players have played after this injury........

Seriously, as I repeatedly tried to tell people, in organizations the leader of the organization gets what he wants, and the leader of the Packers right now is Ted Thompson and if you were paying attention it was pretty clear that he wanted Nick Collins to retire and that the reasons were NOT 100% medical.

I wish Collins well and hope he retires and goes to work for the Packers front office. And I commend Thompson for his judgement and leadership here.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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if you were paying attention it was pretty clear that he wanted Nick Collins to retire and that the reasons were NOT 100% medical.


So...what? Ted Thompson decided our secondary was too good with Nick Collins?
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Shocked. I am shocked, I tell you. I mean, the medical facts are black and white and if he is able to play then Ted Thompson should just rubber stamp whatever the doctors say. And other players have played after this injury........


el oh el.

You don't get to do the I told you so dance until we find out that all the doctors did in fact give medical clearance.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seriously, as I repeatedly tried to tell people, in organizations the leader of the organization gets what he wants, and the leader of the Packers right now is Ted Thompson and if you were paying attention it was pretty clear that he wanted Nick Collins to retire and that the reasons were NOT 100% medical.


Funny I never heard that he was cleared medically to play this year. I am not sure what any of the doctor were saying and if there was a consensus from the 5 or so doctors that evaluated him. IMO there was not a consensus therefore TT did the right thing medically. Until someone familiar with the details comes out and says that every doctor that they had evaluate him you can't say that it isn't a medical decision.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Posted by Bobby Sac in the other thread.

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The #Packers have told S Nick Collins this morning that he will be released. They are not comfortable with him playing again. Collins is still in the process of deciding whether he will play again, but the Packers told him they don't feel like he should return from having a single-level cervical fusion surgery. Collins has had his tests reviewed by five different specialists and it doesn't appear there's a consensus that the Packers feel it would be safe for him to play.



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Collins has had his tests reviewed by five different specialists and it doesn't appear there's a consensus

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polaris wrote:
Shocked. I am shocked, I tell you. I mean, the medical facts are black and white and if he is able to play then Ted Thompson should just rubber stamp whatever the doctors say. And other players have played after this injury........

Seriously, as I repeatedly tried to tell people, in organizations the leader of the organization gets what he wants, and the leader of the Packers right now is Ted Thompson and if you were paying attention it was pretty clear that he wanted Nick Collins to retire and that the reasons were NOT 100% medical.

I wish Collins well and hope he retires and goes to work for the Packers front office. And I commend Thompson for his judgement and leadership here.
How the hell do you know that? Just because you and I don't know what the reports are, Ted doesn't? Please, get over yourself already. Rolling Eyes
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ramonesfan wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:
ramonesfan wrote:
Looks like the Packers are going to be looked at as being heartless once again, with the whole Favre situation and now this.

I see the Packers organization as being the exact opposite of heartless and find it refreshing that a team is looking out for the safety and well being of one of it's players. I hope and pray that Nick takes this release as an eye opener that it is too risky to put his future on the line and takes the next step into coaching.

Sucks for the Packers as a team, but I'm proud of the organization for coming to this decision. The Players ability to lead a healthy life > The team. Not many teams would be willing to do that.

God bless you Nick in your future endeavors which hopefully includes coaching for the Green and Gold.


What? I think you said it best in the next paragraph. They're considering Collins life outside of football, which is exactly the opposite. I think almost everyone can see that.
You would think that, but I've seen a couple of tweets already that trashed the Packers organization for continuing to show themselves as the most heartless organization in the NFL. Pissed me right off.


What fools these tweeters are! Evil or Very Mad If we were heartless we'd let him go out there and become paralyzed. You should see the posts on BSPN from other fans all clamoring for him to sign with their favorite team. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Packers release Safety Nick Collins Reply with quote

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The #Pachkers have told S Nick Collins that he will be released, according to a source.


http://twitter.com/TomSilverstein/statuses/195165600488763392

Collins suffered a terrible neck injury last season and his season ended after 2 games, his release likely means the Packers don't trust him to be able to keep playing.

If it is the end, Collins had a very good career that included in a pick-six in Superbowl 45.



With the draft tomorrow and how convoluted information can get, I am going to believe this one when i see it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ramonesfan wrote:
BobSacamano wrote:
ramonesfan wrote:
Looks like the Packers are going to be looked at as being heartless once again, with the whole Favre situation and now this.

I see the Packers organization as being the exact opposite of heartless and find it refreshing that a team is looking out for the safety and well being of one of it's players. I hope and pray that Nick takes this release as an eye opener that it is too risky to put his future on the line and takes the next step into coaching.

Sucks for the Packers as a team, but I'm proud of the organization for coming to this decision. The Players ability to lead a healthy life > The team. Not many teams would be willing to do that.

God bless you Nick in your future endeavors which hopefully includes coaching for the Green and Gold.


What? I think you said it best in the next paragraph. They're considering Collins life outside of football, which is exactly the opposite. I think almost everyone can see that.
You would think that, but I've seen a couple of tweets already that trashed the Packers organization for continuing to show themselves as the most heartless organization in the NFL. Pissed me right off.


People are dumb. You'll never get 100% support from "fans" on this type of thing.

As a whole though, I think they get it.
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