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Chicago Bears: How the First Phil Emery Draft Stacks Up

Naturally more than few Chicago Bears fans are shaking their heads after seeing another 2012 draft pick get cut.  Is there reason to be concerned with Phil Emery?  Here is a comparative layout of other prominent GMs around the league in their first drafts to see if it is or isn’t as bad as everybody thinks. Ted Thompson – Green Bay Packers – 2005 draft Nowadays, Ted Thompson...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers’ Nick Collins makes it official

It has been nearly three years since Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins played his last down in green and gold. We all watched in horror as he lay motionless on the ground after trying to make a play. We collectively held our breath as the medical team strapped him to a board and only exhaled when he waved to the crowd to let them know he was okay. But that was the last time we...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Packers safety Nick Collins retires from NFL

Nick Collins last appeared in an NFL game as a member of the Green Bay Packers in Week 2 of the 2011 season, and on Tuesday he officially retired from the NFL. Collins announced his retirement on his Twitter page. I'm officially announced my retirement from the #NFL. I also would like to thank my […]
Via Full Scale Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Packers safety Nick Collins officially retires from NFL

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Nick Collins held out hope for as long as he could, but the former Green Bay Packers safety has retired from the NFL. Collins underwent C3/C4 neck fusion surgery soon after an injury suffered in Week 2 of the 2011 season forced him to be carted off the field. The Packers released Collins on April 25, 2012. Since then, Collins has tried to work his way back into...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Packer Nick Collins announces his retirement

Former Packers safety Nick Collins has officially announced his retirement from the NFL. “I’m officially announced my retirement from the NFL. I also would like to thank my family, friends, and the Packer Nation for the love and support,” tweeted Collins. The 31 year-old Collins suffered a serious neck injury in 2011 and hasn’t played since. He finished his career with 471...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Packers S Nick Collins Officially Announces Retirement From NFL

  Former Packers S Nick Collins officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday. “I’m officially announced my retirement from the NFL,” Collins said in a statement posted on his Twitter account. “I also would like to thank my family, friends, and the Packer Nation for the love and support.” Collins, 31, suffered a career-ending neck injury at the start of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Packer Nick Collins officially retires

Today Nick Collins the former Bethune Cookman standout and Green Bay Packer retired from the NFL. Collins was hoping to return after suffering a neck injury vut was never given a true opportubity to return. He announced his retirement otday on his twitter account. I’m officially announced my retirement from the #NFL. I also would […] The post Former Packer Nick Collins officially...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
9 days ago  |  Discuss

What Packers Fans Should Know About Neck Injuries

At this point, Packers fans are all too aware of neck/cervical injuries and the effects and repercussions of returning to play after an injury and surgery.  At this point, Ted Thompson has had likely six neck injuries and four surgeries, all with various results, some positive but mostly negative. The latest was defensive linemen Johnny Jolly, who after battling a prescription drug...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Most Important Packers No. 8: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

  Green Bay Packers beat writer Paul Imig will be analyzing the 25 most important players to the Packers' success in the 2014 season. Check back each weekday to see the latest player on the list. You can find the entire list here. NOTE: This is not a list of the team's 25 best players, but rather it's a list of which players mean the most to how Green Bay will fare this...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Expectations Too High For Ha Ha Clinton-Dix?

Being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft is a dream of all prospective professional football players. Hearing your name called out on Day 1 of the NFL Draft, in front of thousands in person and millions watching on TV, is the apex of one’s burgeoning football career. It is the next step in the dream of playing professional football, a dream which had begun years prior...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Will Be Starter from Day One

The Green Bay Packers went into the 2014 NFL Draft desperately in need of a safety. If there was one thing they needed to do, it was get a long-term solution at the position that has been a mess since the days of Nick Collins. Well not only did the Packers pick up a safety, they were able to draft the best safety available in the 2014 Draft in Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. The former...
Via The Packers Guru
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers 2014 NFL Draft: Day 1 Grade and Analysis

New Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix holds up a jersey after being selected in the 2014 NFL draft. With linebackers C.J. Mosley and Ryan Shazier off the board, the Packers used the 21st pick in Thursday’s NFL draft to take free safety Ha’Sean “Ha Ha” Clinton-Dix and hopefully provide a long overdue boost to the safety position. Ever since Nick Collins’ career ended in early...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Hit Home Run with Ha Ha Clinton-Dix

Ted Thompson is often criticized for not being more aggressive but sometimes it pays off more to be patient and no one played it cooler in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft than Thompson and the Packers, who came away from the draft with top-rated safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with the 21st overall selection. Ever since former pro bowl safety Nick Collins was lost to a career-ending...
Via The Packers Guru
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers: Why Green Bay Should Target Terrence Brooks in 2014 NFL Draft

If there is one thing the Green Bay Packers need to do in the 2014 NFL Draft it's find a long-term solution at safety. The position has been an issue ever since the career-ending injury Nick Collins suffered back in 2011 and after two years of lackluster play, an upgrade is desperately needed and General Manager Ted Thompson needs to deliver. Fortunately for Green Bay, the 2014...
Via The Packers Guru
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The best draft pick the Packers ever spent on a safety

2010 is an iconic year in Packers history and one of the best Cinderella stories imagineable, but it was also the last full season that the Packers best safety ever played. Nick Collins was a second round draft pick in 2005, but came with fairly modest expectations as he came from a relatively small school in Bethune-Cookman. Needless to say Collins obliterated any reasonable expectations...
Via cover32 - Packers
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Week in Review at Packers Talk Radio Network

This week at Packers Talk Radio Network:   Eddie Lacy’s rookie season was capped off by his winning the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award, which John covers right here. Former Packers safety Nick Collins has again said he wants to play in the NFL again, which is reviewed here. Ross gives a preview of what the Packers must do this off season. Jacob takes a close look at one...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packer Nick Collins looking to make NFL comeback

Former Green Bay Packer safety Nick Collins appears to be ready to make an NFL comeback. Collins posted the following tweets to his Twitter account Monday:Nickdapick36 is ready for action.— Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 3, 2014 Who's looking for a top notch free safety. This kid is ready to dominate #2014— Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 4, 2014According to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins willing to 'take a chance' on comeback

Former Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins doubled down on his desire to return to the NFL after missing the past two years with a severe neck injury. "My whole purpose of doing what I did on Twitter, I wanted to remind everybody I'm still out there and I'm willing to play, given the opportunity," Collins told ESPN Wisconsin's Jason Wilde on Wednesday. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins says he’s ready, waiting for a team to call

Former Packers safety Nick Collins tweeted the other day that he’s ready to play football again after suffering a career ending neck injury just a couple of years ago. Collins told ESPN Milwaukee that he’s ready to go and waiting for a team to come calling. “The only doctor that was really unsure was Dr. McKenzie. He wasn’t quite sold on the idea of me playing for the Packers...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins Says Packers Doctor is the "Only Doctor" to not Clear Him to Play Football

Former Packers safety Nick Collins insists that he feels great and he very much wants to play in the NFL again after a neck injury in 2011 was serious enough for the Packers to release him. Now, in a series of tweets with ESPN's Jason Wilde, Collins states that he's willing to risk playing again after spinal fusion surgery because the Packers team physician, Dr. Pat...
Via The Pack Mentality
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Packers safety Nick Collins attempting NFL comeback

Nick Collins is carted off the field in a neck brace. (AP Image) Two years ago, in Week 2 of the regular season against the Carolina Panthers, Nick Collins of the Green Bay Packers attempted a routine tackle on Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart.  The end result saw him carted off the field in a neck brace with the prospect of never playing football again looming over him.#...
Via Down and Distance
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins is ready to make an NFL comeback

Former Packers safety Nick Collins announced on Twitter that he’ll attempt to make a comeback after suffering season ending neck injury a couple of years ago. Who's looking for a top notch free safety. This kid is ready to dominate #2014 — Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 4, 2014 Nickdapick36 is ready for action. — Nick Collins (@nickdapick36) February 3, 2014 It...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Collins wants to continue playing career

According to Nick Collins himself on Twitter, the former dominant free safety would like to return to the NFL and continue his playing career. Collins suffered a serious spinal injury in Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season, and many expected that it would end his career without question. After a couple of years of hard work, he sounds like he is ready to step back out on the gridiron and...
Via Sports-Glory
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Retired Packers All-Pro Safety Eyes NFL Comeback

Nick Collins was among the best young safeties in the NFL when a neck injury ended his football career in 2011. Or so it seemed. Collins, 30, was in the midst of three straight Pro Bowl seasons (2008-2010) with the  Green Bay Packers when he suffered the career-threatening neck injury. The Packers released Collins that offseason, with general manager Ted Thompson fearing that the...
Via NESN.com
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should The Steelers Bring Former Packers S Nick Collins In For A Look?

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't a team that goes after high-priced free agents during the offseason as they choose instead to shop in the bargain bin. With it looking like veteran free safety Ryan Clark might not be back in 2014, the Steelers could use a low-priced veteran with experience to fill his void for one or two season until a younger draft pick is fully groomed for the...
Via Steelers Depot
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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