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Jabar Gaffney, Austin Collie in for tryouts

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  1. BadMoFo

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    I guess we still have an open slot or two. Would think we'd use it on the defensive line.
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    Wait, is it 2012 ? Didn't we have these guys in camp last year ?
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    Both would improve the receiver group IMHO, beating out Jenkins. If Collie could stay healthy, he could help out alot. We know what Gaffney brings to the table.
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    Nah, it was the other former white Colts receiver, Anthony Gonzalez.
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    While Collie would, no doubt, be a fine addition to the team's glass menagerie, I really don't want to be worried every time the guy takes a hit.
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    Well, "brought" technically. I suspect we'll see a few more of these as vets make their way to the discount bin.
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    I don't want collie out of purely concern for him.

    Dudes brain is fragile.
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    Glad to see my man The Hut back again. Collie is one play from medical discharge. Would not want to be watching his next concussion. Neither guy will make the 53 unless we're devastated with camp injuries.
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    Austin Collie needs to retire for his own good.

    Nothing good can come of continuing to play football after so many bad concussions
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    That hit he took which kept him prone and motion-less for minutes on end was one time when I honestly thought a player had died on the field.
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    Maybe the Colts should have taken him out of his designated role of being semi-decapitated on every route.
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    I heard Collie got a concussion during jumping jacks and will be out for 3 months :D
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    Collie, please retire. It's not worth further destroying your long-term mental health to continue to play this game.
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    You guys make a good point about Collie and there may be a larger lesson. Players cannot be trusted to act in their own best interests. Since teams have their own interests which can conflict with those of the players, perhaps there should be an independent medical board funded jointly by the NFLPA and the league that would offer independent medical review and assessments.
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    Collie's the one who said he'd sign a waiver about his concussions, right? I want that guy nowhere near the field, just for his own good. If owners are colluding like Dwight Freeney said, they should collude to make sure Austin Collie never plays another down of football in the NFL.

    How was Gaffney in camp last year before his injury (hamstring?) that led to him getting cut? Does he have anything left in the tank?
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    So you want to tell a football player he isn't allowed to play football even when Doctors have cleared him?
    Perhaps bars should install breathalizers and not serve anyone who is at the legal driving limit since they can't be trusted to act in their own best interest.
    Maybe we should go for sterilization of people with low incomes, IQs, or medical and psychological issues.
    Not really busting your b@lls just pointing out that you can extend taking someones rights away from them because you consider it better for them a long way.
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    Collie has had a small earthquake occur in his head. For his own good, he should probably hang them up. Gaffney should have never been let go last year. But the homers were all fine with it. They were vindicated when Branch was supremely effective in his role. :rolleyes:
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    If Gaffney is actually healthy this year I don't see why he can't have a decent shot of making the team and an impact. The season before last he had a good year then unfortunately riddled with injuries last year. Chemistry with Brady
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    A strange proposal indeed, but not remotely close to anything I said or think. I want players and the league to get complete and accurate information about risks from folks who do not have a vested interest in the decision.
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    They can't force Collie to not play if he's medically cleared, but they could come up with some sort of system to incentive players like him to retire. Maybe offer them a lifetime insurance package (that they are loathe to offer the entire league post-retirement) to types of players like this with past concussion history.

    Then the player has the choice to accept this one-time insurance coverage offer or he can opt to try to continue playing.
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