WR Austin Collie

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  1. Truthteller

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    Looks like the same Marxist tool that started the "Pacers are too white, is Larry Bird a racist?" bull$hitback in 2009 is strongly suggesting that Austin Collie should retire for his own good. Last time I checked, he was just a sport writer, not a medical person.

    http://www.indystar.com/article/20101224/SPORTS15/12240346/1004/SPORTS/Kravitz-Collie-needs-time-clear-head-make-decision?odyssey=nav%7Chead

    This liberal screwball, who somehow infested the sports scene in Indiana, is randomly quoting Merril Hoge. He's only putting forth the stuff that fits his agenda (hysteria to scare Collie), because hefails to mention Hogerecently said Austin should be fine** with a full off-season to "fully recover".

    ** http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/football/professional/colts/article_5c984d2e-ecc3-5f6f-8c56-ea3457b81802.html

    The agenda seems quite clear here: The poor little white Mormon should "self-deport" and open up a spot for the "true athletes", who play through headinjuries. Guys like Dallas Clark? [​IMG]
     
  2. Anak

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    Kravitz is a Jewish surname, just throwing it out there.
     
  3. Toby Hillis

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    I gave that punk a little piece of my mind under the comments section. I'm surethey will be removed; they've already removed several reader comments. I'm soooo sure this punk would write the same kind of article about his hero, Garcon, if he was experiencing the same symptoms. I love how the article is cloaked under the "I'm writing this because I care about you" guise. His first sentence reveals everything: "The shame is, Austin Collie is a heart-and-soul guy"

    I remember the"Lary Bird racist"article, too. Even with the current caste system in place, there are at least 60-70 white players in the league. If somehow just by random chance 7 or 8 of theseWhiteplayersmade it onto the same roster, 4-5 of them endedupstarting, I'm sure Kravitz would point out the "obvious" racism, but he will never make a peep when he sees a 12-for-12, all black NBA team. His agenda is beyond obvious--Anak cleared up any doubts.
     
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    Very well said. [​IMG]

    Good observation by Anak.
     
  5. Matra1

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    I knew it would be Kravitz before I even clicked on the link and I never heard about the whole "Pacers are too white, is Larry Bird a racist?" thing. Kravitz is a long time serial offender.
     
  6. Thrashen

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    Had Austin Collie not been injured in 2010-2011, he may have led the NFL in every significant receiving category. Prior to his first concussion, he was quite literally setting the NFL's All-Afro cornerback corps ablaze. Assuming the 2011 season begins as scheduled, Collie will have had 8-9 months of rehabilitation. He should definitely change his helmet type to the "Revolution"Â brand, which has heavier padding than the "Schutt"Â brand. A move from the "slot"Â position (his racially-predetermined functionality) to the right flanker position opposite Reggie Wayne would certainly help....not only in reducing the probability of hard hits, but also the Colts' offensive success.

    UPDATE:
    "Colts president Bill Polian expressed confidence Thursday that Austin Collie (concussions) will continue his playing career. ‘I don't know if you can say that until he gets on the field and actually plays,' Polian admitted. ‘(But) all the signs are positive.' Collie suffered at least three concussions in 2010, landing on I.R. in December. He's a highly effective player when healthy, but another concussion could end his career.Feb 24, 10:26 AM"Â
    Source: CBS Sports
     
  7. backrow

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    Collie, Gonzalez, White, Heckendorf. if Collie is healthy, is the rest even going to see the field? let's hope!
     
  8. whiteathlete33

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    Many feel that Collie is a concussion away from retirement. Let's pray he stays healthy.
     
  9. snow

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    If they feel that way, Collie should be lined up on the outside more, running routes against cornerbacks rather than short underneath stuff across the middle exposing him to linebackers and safeties. Gonzalez is better suited for the slot and is quicker. Was Wayne injured or something? he had 1 catch for 1 yard in the postseason. White and Collie could line up on the outside with Gonzalez in the slot but that wont happen with Wayne on the team, but he is getting up there in age and has to be declining soon. I don't know if his postseason performance was indicating that, since he and Harrison made it a routine to disappear in the postseason since being drafted.

    I do know the longer you wait between contact sports, the less likely you are going to have a concussion. He suffered one with a hit from a safety in November and came back way too soon. Then going across the middle, got one against the Jaguars. Next season will be plenty of time in between his last concussion.


    wow, not surprising, while looking of the footage where Collie got injured I found a video on Youtube labeled blacksportsonline.com presents Austin Collie injured on Big Hit. Imagine if this site promoted a video of a black player getting injured by a white one, or a site called whitesportsonline at all? And we're supposed to be the racists? They like seeing whites being injured, he was laid out on a stretcher on the play and not moving. And on here there are some posters feeling bad about wishing a black player getting some minor turf toe type injury so a white guy can get a chance to shine while they want to see us get paralyzed just for the hell of it.
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  10. Thrashen

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    Collie has stated in other recent interviews that his head "feels phenomenal."Â￾ I like his quote from this recent interview"¦
    Austin Collie's wife, Brooke, recently gave birth to the couple's first child, a son named "Nash."Â￾ I'm sure there will be many children to come, as they are both Mormons. Collie's father (a former teammate of Brooke's father, both former BYU WR's) played in the CFL. Brooke's brother, Jordan Pendelton, is currently a linebacker at BYU.

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    Collie is one of the most talented, electrifying, athletic, savvy, intelligent, productive, exciting, gifted young wide receivers currently playing on any NFL roster. Despite the Colts' best efforts, Collie doesn't fit into the Caste System's "small white slot receiver"Â￾ formula. The Colts realize how utterly dominant Collie could be"¦and so does he.

    Collie and Jordy Nelson have certainly emerged as "front runners"Â￾ for devastating the Caste System's typecasting of white wide receivers in 2011. Best of luck to both.

    I like the white cheerleaders / glorified strippers in the background, watching a white man scorching an Afrolete"¦
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  11. backrow

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    it´s just hard to be optimistic about Austin's long term future, knowing he may be one cheap shot or even hard and unfortunate tackle away from retirement... so much talent!
     
  12. Van_Slyke_CF

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    If Collie can stay healthy, it should be a great '11/'12 season for him.
     
  13. ToughJ.Riggins

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    I wonder what the future for Collie's son will be in football if he plays with those athletic bloodlines!

    I recall Collie was on pace for a ridiculous 1900+ receiving yards after his first 6 games of the season.

    Hope he can stay healthy...What a talent!
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    Very encouraging update on Austin:

    Colts' Collie shows no effects of last year's concussions

    Austin Collie is back doing what he does best, what he has done at a high level during his first two seasons as a receiver with the Indianapolis Colts.



    "I feel good," Collie said in a recent telephone interview. "I feel like my routes are crisp and I'm catching the ball well. I'm doing all the little things."


    Yet questions regarding whether Collie really is back and has put his concussion-plagued 2010 season behind him will persist until he's not only running routes and catching passes from quarterback Peyton Manning, but is able to absorb and shrug off the ensuing contact.



    "I don't know if you can say that (Collie is back) until he gets on the field and actually plays," Colts vice chairman Bill Polian said in February. "Thus far, all the signs are positive."


    Collie's comeback from numbing concussions suffered Nov. 7 at Philadelphia and Dec. 19 against Jacksonville, along with what the team described as a third incident involving concussion-like symptoms Nov. 21 at New England, has been seamless.


    "No problems," he said. "None."


    He resumed training in February, spending time on the West Coast and in Indianapolis. Manning has directed frequent passing sessions and noted that Collie has been himself -- a tireless worker, meticulous route runner and sure-handed receiver.


    The sessions, though, are non-contact. Whenever training camp opens, those practices also will involve minimal hitting to receivers and running backs.


    Everyone, it seems, is concerned about how Collie's head will react to that first hit, and every subsequent collision with a defensive back or linebacker.


    "I'm not even thinking about that," he insisted.


    Collie never had concussion issues prior to the chilling incident against the Eagles. Late in the second quarter, he zipped down the field from the left slot and caught a Manning pass in stride. He immediately was hit by safeties Quintin Mikell and Kurt Coleman, the latter being penalized for helmet-to-helmet contact. The impact silenced the sellout crowd at Philadelphia and left Collie unconscious for nearly 45 seconds. He eventually was taken to the locker room on a stretcher.


    Collie missed the next game and returned against the Patriots. He caught five passes for 60 yards but complained of dizziness after his head slapped against the turf in the second quarter. Hank Feuer, the Colts' neurosurgeon who was on the sideline, yanked him from the game.


    Feuer monitored Collie's progress and the team kept him out of the next three games. When he finally passed the ImPACT test -- the NFL's neurocognitive exam for concussed players -- Collie was cleared to return against the Jaguars on Dec. 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium.


    Like the previous return, the second was brief. A stirring performance against Jacksonville -- eight receptions, 87 yards, two touchdowns in less than two quarters -- once again ended with a hushed stadium and Collie motionless on the turf. Although he eventually walked to the locker room, he temporarily was knocked out by a forearm to the helmet delivered by linebacker Daryl Smith.


    The Colts had seen enough. A few days later, Collie was put on season-ending injured reserve.


    Collie has seen video clips of the concussions. He considers them the result of significant but legal hits. He considers them the risks of his profession and has no interest in being the "poster boy" for the concussion issue.


    "I haven't sat back and watched them over and over again," Collie said, "but my reaction is they were just two pretty hard hits. They're part of the game. You never know what's going to happen when you step on the field.


    "The last thing I want to do is hesitate at any given point. I try to put those things in the back of my mind and not worry about them."


    In hindsight, could he have done anything to avoid either incident?


    "Not at all," Collie said. "It was just playing football and unfortunately, that's what can happen. They were just two unlucky incidents that unfortunately I was in the middle of."


    Collie, 25, summarily dismissed any speculation he thought long and hard about walking away from the NFL. His wife, Brooke, presented him with a son, Nash, the week before he suffered the concussion against Jacksonville.


    "I don't think for me there really was a decision," said Collie, a 2009 fourth-round draft pick who has earned $1.14 million in his first two seasons and has a 2011 base salary of $480,000. "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."


    Brooke was on board.


    "I don't even think she asked for an explanation," Collie said. "I think she was on the same page as far as me just resting up and getting back out there this next season."


    In his first two seasons, Collie has 118 receptions, 1,325 yards and 15 touchdowns in 24 regular-season games.


    "The offseason has been very intense and we're working hard," he said. "I'm just trying to get back in the rhythm with Peyton and the guys and get back in the rhythm of practice-type situations, so that when we do get that call, I'm ready to go."
    <H3>Collie's statistics with Colts</H3>



    <TABLE rules=all width="100%" border=0 =>
    <T>
    <TR>
    <TD>Year</TD>
    <TD>Rec</TD>
    <TD>Yards</TD>
    <TD>Avg.</TD>
    <TD>TDs</TD></TR>
    <TR>
    <TD>2009</TD>
    <TD>60</TD>
    <TD>676</TD>
    <TD>11.3</TD>
    <TD>7</TD></TR>
    <TR>
    <TD>2010</TD>
    <TD>58</TD>
    <TD>649</TD>
    <TD>11.2</TD>
    <TD>8</TD></TR>
    <TR>
    <TD>Totals</TD>
    <TD>118</TD>
    <TD>1,325</TD>
    <TD>11.2</TD>
    <TD>15</TD></TR></T></TABLE>
    http://www.indystar.com/article/20110529/SPORTS03/105290345/1058/SPORTS03
     
  15. DWFan

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    Very,very cool!
     
  16. whiteathlete33

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    This is something incredible from Weenieworld. They are actually predicting Collie overtakes Wayne. I agree but certainly a shocker from them.

    Austin Collie (concussions) is participating fully in training camp, as expected.



    The Colts haven't opened up for full contact yet, but Collie doesn't anticipate any restrictions. "It's good, it feels good," he said. "I’m anxious to see where my body’s at (and) where I’m at. It’s been a while since I’ve put on the pads and helmet and run around." Collie is a candidate to overtake a slowing Reggie Wayne as the Colts' most productive receiver this season.
     
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    WA33, It would be great if Collie was used a lot as a #1 outside WR. Running more down field routes- on the outside of the field- would reduce his chance of concussions a bit. I recall a post by backrow, that after the first few games last season, Collie was on pace for almost "2,000!" yards receiving for the season! If healthy, I think Collie is amongst the NFL's most elite.
     
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    My thoughts exactly, Tough. If he played on the outside he'd certainly decrease his chances of another concussion.

    We already know that he's more than capable of being the number 1 receiver on the Colts or any other team for that matter. He burned Perrish Cox and plenty of other defensive backs last season.
     
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    The Peyton Hillis injury has been a demoralizing blow to white running backs in the NFL, but perhaps the second most devastating injury to the cause of “Caste-Busting†this season has been the injury to Peyton Manning…and its resultant loss of budding superstar receiver, Austin Collie.

    Collie, one of the most comprehensively talented (great speed, quickness, route-running, hands, awareness, intelligence, versatility, work ethic, attitude, self-confidence, etc) young receivers to enter the NFL in many years, has struggled to adjust to life without Manning. Through 9 games this season, Collie has 28 catches for 246 yards and zero TDs. Contrast these putrid totals with his would-be “breakout season†in early 2010, when the electrifying player caught 44 passes for 500+ yards and six touchdowns through the first 6 weeks before sustaining three ghastly concussions from hits administered while serving in his racially-appropriate role of “slot receiver.†Who could forgot his stunning performance (12 catches, 171 yards, 2 TDs) against the Broncos last September in which he was finally able to play as an outside receiver?

    [​IMG]

    This season, he was targeted once or twice a game with Kerry Collins at the helm, and Curtis Painter hasn’t been much better. With any luck, Manning will return in 2012, Wayne or Garcon will be traded/retire/cut/released, and Collie will ascend to his rightful place as an outside receiver (which would again propel him to the zenith of the NFL’s receiving categories).

    At the very least, the 26-year old Collie isn’t being “held back†from his immense potential as a father and husband, which, of course, isn’t even in the same universe (in terms of racial/personal significance) when compared to a trivial NFL career. I found a recent of photo of Austin, his wife (Brook) and his young son (Nash), who appear to be vacationing in the San Francisco Bay area…

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    CAPTION: Young Family Man Is Perfect Role Model for All American and European Whites

    Collie recently stated in an article that his wife is currently pregnant and that they are “expecting another boy in February 2012.†In my humble opinion, his beautiful family is his greatest personal and racial achievement. Naturally, I wish him the very best of luck in all aspects of life.
     
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    Well said. Great post Thrash, where do you find these nuggets?
     
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    Glad to see Collie finish the year on a high note. I like the surprisingly positive blurb from Rotorooter:

    Austin Collie exploded for a season-high nine receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown, but the Colts fell to the Jaguars in Week 17 to lock up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

    The Colts are a virtual lock to draft Stanford's Andrew Luck, leaving up in the air the futures of nucleus players Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Joseph Addai, and Robert Mathis. Collie, among the most effective per-play receivers in the league in 2010, went over 70 yards and found the end zone for the first time all season on 11 targets. Allaying concussion concerns, Collie finishes with a 54/514/1 line. It's conceivable that he could enter 2012 as the Colts' No. 1 receiver.
     
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    what do youknow...

    The Colts are hoping newly-signed WR Donnie Avery can replace Pierre Garcon.

    "That's the idea," said Colts GM Ryan Grigson. Persistent health issues have derailed the former 33rd overall draft pick’s career, but Indianapolis has given him a chance at a rebirth. Reggie Wayne is locked in at split end and Austin Collie will work the slot in three-wide sets, but there’s a void at Flanker with Pierre Garcon off to Washington. The Colts are in rebuilding mode and likely to add another free agent or a rookie to the mix, however, so Avery is looking like nothing more than a late-round flier right now.
     
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    This is criminal, even for the NFL. Only in Don King's America could an incredible talent like Austin Collie be mired in this kind of situation, and potentially playing behind a mediocrity, AA hire like Avery.

    Meanwhile, we're hearing that numerous teams wanted Pierre "Hands of Stone" Garcon. These G.M.s cannot be this stupid. Did they miss it when Collie led the NFL in EVERY major receiving category a few years ago, for the four game stint when he was finally allowed to play his natural position?

    If their new G.M. is really that bad an evaluator of talent, look for the Colts to get a lot darker this year. For a few years, they were a fun offense to watch.
     
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    And now the new regime cuts Blair White. I predict he will not be picked up by any other other team. White showed great potential- making some highlight film catches when he had a chance to play. He is better than at least half the receivers in this odious league.

    So far, everything the new Colts management has done has been Caste 101, totally predictable. With the affletic Donnie Avery joining elderly Reggie Wayne, and the best WR they have, Collie, forced to the slot (where he'll probably get another concussion), their new number 1 draft pick is certainly going to need a lot of Luck.
     
  25. Anak

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    Don't sweat it BigUnreal, Blair White simply wasn't a "quality" player, he was one of the slowest in the league at his position with his 4.49 40 time(low 4.42). There's no way he should even be allowed to play the slot being so slow.

    See:
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blair-...polis-colts-fans-reaction-161700651--nfl.html

    He's pretty old too, he's been in the league since 2010. This will already be his third season. He was also probably really expensive being an undrafted free agent mired on the practice squad.

    Blair White may have had reliable hands and always ran the correct route but he never made any circus catches like the slightly faster Pierre Garcon is wont to do, thus earning himself a contract worth tens of millions of dollars.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/...ndianapolis-colts-wr-is-nfls-most-exciting-wr
     

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