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It only took one hit, one sudden moment for the life and career of Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl safety Nick Collins to change forever. In week 2 of the 2011 NFL season, in a game against the Carolina Panthers, Collins went to make an ordinary tackle, like he's done a thousand times, yet this time, Collins neck collided awkwardly with Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart and suddenly Collins was being carted off the field and now faces the possibility of never playing again.
The injury Collins suffered due to the collision was a herniated disk, which was repaired successfully through neck fusion surgery, which is similar to procedures Peyton Manning has undergone, yet it is still unknown if Collins will be cleared to return to the field, as Manning will.
By all accounts Collins recovery from the surgery has gone well and according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, who reported on Monday in the post found here: http://www.jsonline.com/sports/packers...
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Nick Collins after suffering a neck injury versus the Panthers
Tom Silverstein of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote yesterday about how Green Bay Packers’ safety Nick Collins hopes that he’ll be able to return for the 2012 season. While the ultimate decision will be made by Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson regarding Collins’ future, the basic fact still remains that Collins...
Hmmmmm, who can I hoodwink?
With the Packers already holding the maximum 12 picks in the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft, the odds would seem to favor seeing the Packers trade-up in one of the early rounds, in exchange for giving up multiple picks in later rounds.
Of course, with Ted Thompson, that’s only going to happen if a player he covets is unexpectedly within reach, but unlikely...
2012 is a big season for Packers T Derek Sherrod
Injuries to Chad Clifton, Josh Sitton and Bryan Bulaga meant that the Packers offensive line never really gelled last season. Guys like Marshall Newhouse and Evan Dietrich-Smith did a decent enough job filling in, but the line never got rolling like I thought it might.
This might be a little tricky to attempt before the draft, but...
Jerry Kramer Belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Jerry Kramer is the best football player on the planet not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And it’s not just my opinion, although I’ve written about Jery Kramer and the Hall of Fame before. Far more qualified observers than I, such as opposing players and NFL Films president and football historian Steve Sabol, have named...
Talented young running back should contribute in 2012
Regardless of which players general manager Ted Thompson chooses in the upcoming draft, I doubt any of them will excite me as much as a young player already on the roster. I’m referring to Alex Green, the second-year running back whose rookie season was ended by a torn ACL in week 7. According to Mike McCarthy, rehabilitation...
Could Russell Wilson hear his name called much earlier than expected?
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin
5-foot-11, 210 lbs.
Wilson excelled at both the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine where he let his overall athleticism and skillset take center stage. He finished with some of the fastest times...
As Nike unveiled the new 2012 uniforms, a few of them appeared to be fairly unchanged. It’s not too surprising that the Green Bay Packers were the first of five teams to pass on Nike’s new designs. Their uniforms are rooted in their history and it would sadden the Packer’s allegiant fans to see anything
As you may know from reading my past blog posts, I love me some stats. I don’t think they’re the be-all and end-all when it comes to football, but I do think they are a useful tool to use when analyzing a team, a unit, or a player. Perhaps that’s why I enjoy following sites like Pro Football Focus (PFF) and Football Outsiders (FO).
These two groups of data crunchers put a lot...
Three Fat Guys wine. It's a silly name for a pricey bottle of cabernet sauvignon, but that's exactly the way that these three NFL offensive linemen like it.
Daryn Colledge, Tony Moll and Jason Spitz -- all of whom were drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2006 -- spent the past several years working to create their very own wine label. With business opportunities now coming...
Plenty of depth at defensive tackle and outside linebacker
Predicting exactly which player general manager Ted Thompson will select in the first round is next to impossible, but his distinctive pattern after seven drafts makes it easier to at least narrow down the field of potential candidates. All six of his previous first-round picks have played in either the Pac 10 (quarterback...
Despite Rob Gronkowski’s lame theatrics, Calvin Johnson advanced to the semifinals of the Madden ’13 cover tournament. It wasn’t much of a contest as Megatron beat Gronk 63% to 37%.
Calvin now faces intra-division rival, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Should he advance passed Rodgers, he will face the winner of San Francisco 49ers stud linebacker Patrick Willis and Carolina...
Green Bay Packers fans are anxiously waiting for April 25th when they will learn whether their MVP Quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be donned with the infamous Madden Curse.
Rodgers recently defeated the Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice in a bracket competition (as voted by fans) to join fellow semifinalists WR Calvin Johnson, QB Cam Newton and LB Patrick Willis...
Aaron Rodgers is the Champ of our way too early rankings.
Yes I know it seems a little early for Fantasy Football Rankings, yet the NFL Draft is just two weeks away and once that’s completed we are going to be on a crash course towards training camp, so Fantasy owners that want to get a step ahead, need to begin their research for the 2012 NFL season now!