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Packers Release Nick Collins

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Bensalama21, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Bensalama21

    Bensalama21 Ben

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    The Packers have released Nick Collins according to his agent. I think I might cry :cry:. He was always one of my favorite Packers and was putting up HOF numbers. Looks like that Pick 6 in the Super Bowl is his legacy. I'll definitely miss him.
     
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  2. ExpatPacker

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    And there it is. I guess we are in need of a safety.:(

    /sigh

    Goodbye Nick
     
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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  4. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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  5. JTheGreat

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    Damn, I wonder what the reasoning is behind this? Maybe he wants to still play, but the packers staff is scared to put him out there?
     
  6. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    How many new threads will be created on this? Over under is 3


    GL Nick...You will be missed
     
  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    We will find out soon
     
  8. slaughter25

    slaughter25 Cheesehead

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    If he plays anywhere else this year I for one will not be a happy camper. If his doctors that have been looking at this situation since day one say that he is OK to play why would the organization go against that?
     
  9. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    Why would organizations do a lot of things they do? I would have at least liked to see Collins participate in OTA's and Minicamps on a light basis before they made their decision.

    It wouldn't be the first time this organization made a questionable cut.
     
  10. AmishMafia

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    Bummer. They released him so Nick must intend to play again. This kind of sucks. There is a point where you have to let a man make his own decisions. Unless my docs were saying he is a high risk, but I don't think that's the case here.
     
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  11. TJV

    TJV Lifelong Packers Fanatic

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    CRAP!
     
  12. Southpaw

    Southpaw Endorphin Junkie

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    I will laugh very hard, and then cry when and if this comes back to bite us in the butt
     
  13. The Drew

    The Drew #packergang

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    Damn Nick... Gonna miss that dude...
     
  14. SCpackerfan

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    NOOOO!!!! I cant believe Nick is gone!
     
  15. NelsonsLongCatch

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    Sad day for Packers nation... You'll be missed "Nick the Pick".
     
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  16. Stevie DK

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    Would have liked Nick to retire before a cut, it's sad to see him in this situation, even though he's playing career looked over.
    I just can't believe he's no longer a Packer, but in my mind he will be a Packer for life, and that pick 6 in SB is just a great thing to remember him for (one of many).
     
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  17. Bensalama21

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    I'm getting a Collins jersey before next season starts... I feel like I'm overdue on getting one.
     
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  18. JTheGreat

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    This is a big blow for our team/defense. I really thought he couldve came back, but its saftey first.
     
  19. Vltrophy

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    I tend to agree w/the Packers front office. As much as we need Collins & I hate to see him get released it's better to leave early & be able to live a good life than get hurt & possibly be in a wheelchair for life. I'd like to see TT move up to#10 & get Barron.
     
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  20. Stevie DK

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    And the cost of moving up, that would be all the Packers picks or almost, don't do that TT!!
     
  21. Vltrophy

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    It wouldn't be more than 3 picks. We get Barron,next a decent pass rusher & get either Pead or Polk for our RB. If we don't get Barron we need to get Brockers
     
  22. AmishMafia

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    The fact that he was cut and made available to other teams tells me that Collins intends to continue playing. If he did not, he would have retired.

    Perhaps no other teams will sign him - that is how it panned out for Murphy. But if some team does sign him, I'm just hoping it is not the Vikings.
     
  23. AmishMafia

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    Additionally, big appreciation for the Packers organization right now. Think about the timing. They released him before the draft so that another team can sign him - whereas a team that needs a safety, may draft a safety, and then not sign Collins. This timing doesn't help the Packers because it may indicate the Packers will be drafting a safety. But it appears they timed it prior to the draft for Collins personal benefit.
     
  24. Vltrophy

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    You had to know the Packers were going to release him as coach McCarthy said"If he were my son I wouldn't let him play."Would you rather have Collins play & risk the chance that he could have a career ending injury on your watch or think of his safety first & let him go. As the saying goes,it's better to have loved & lost than never to have loved at all.
     
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    If you move all the way up to 10 you have to think he is going to be the next Ed reed. Otherwise it's a huge risk
     

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