Best of luck to AC. Everyone who's ever played the game knows how it gets
in your blood and is hard to give up when you know you can still play. I pray
he stays healthy.
I love AC as a football player... One of the best receivers ever to play college
ball in Utah... I've always wanted to have an excuse to root
for the Patriots and I guess that I have one now...After just
reading the Jimmy Mac article though I am worried for him... I hope he is not
risking future quality of life by trying to squeeze out a couple of more years.
One more concussion and Austin is toast. The waiver may be the worst move ever.
We all see how the NFL treats its players. Austin could be out of the league
with one more hit to the noggin' and the league won't give a second
thought about him as they send him home with nothing.Good Luck AC...you
may need it.
In football it's not if but when you have injuries...hope AC has backup
plan...and as a Patriots fan, hoping he catches a Super Bowl td pass!
Shame on the Patriots for exploiting a player with known concussion history that
can't let go of his football career. He needs to think of his family and
the long term.
I am scared for this guy. I wish he's just hang it up and start coaching.
Irresponsible move by both the patriots and the nfl
It's amazing how people are quick to judge the Patriots and Austin and
think that they could possibly know what is best for him. There's no
question that he has put a great deal of thought and consideration into the
possibility of continuing his career and none of us are in any position to judge
him for his decision. No one wants to give up something they are very good at
and can make a lot of money at so give him a break and hope for his health and
"Mountainman56Alpine, UTIt's amazing how people are quick
to judge the Patriots and Austin"With his concussion history,
you are kidding right? Fine, let the guy become a vegetable and dependent on
nurses for his care.
Here's to hoping that Austin can succeed and stay healthy the rest of his
career. I hope that his waiver is only binding for one season. If he survives
the season, the Patriots should not enforce any injury waivers.I
also hope Austin has been prudent with his finances. $715k can provide a
comfortable life style for at least 4 years, and a couple more if you are
willing to budget and live within your means. If he hasn't blown what he
earned in his first 2 years, than he could retire after a couple more seasons.
Hey come on. I've got just one word..."OBAMACARE".AC
doesn't have to worry the president promises everybody will be cared for,
AC doesn't need the NFL's healthcare plan.All KIDDING
aside I hope for the best for AC and I was really hoping he might have rejoined
Manning in Denver.Looking forward to a touchdown catch in the AFC
Championship game in a New England loss to the Broncos.
Nobody knows what's best for Austin Collie but there's nothing to stop
us from having opinions about it. That's why the D News provides this
page--so we can all pass judgment on people we read about without it having any
effect whatsoever on the person we're judging.