“This is a very tough day for Packers fans, and please believe me when I tell you that I hurt for you and for all Packers fans. In the moments immediately following last night’s game, I remarked to a colleague that we weren’t the only ones that were going to miss a night of sleep, that a lot of fans were going to go sleepless, but not in Seattle. I feel worse for Packers fans than I feel for anybody else involved in last night’s game, because I understand your feeling of helplessness. I had stories to write, and they helped me kill the time between the end of the game and sunrise. Packers fans only had their sorrow and anger to keep them company. Let’s get through this day, this week, and get to Sunday so we can put this behind us. Forget the 24-hour rule. It doesn’t exist this week.”
*pictured: Pat Lee with an interception that was called back for “roughing the passer” which was also questionable.
Well, shoot. This is hard to write about. Nick Collins, Green Bay Packers’ Safety who suffered a neck injury against the Panthers in the second week of the 2011 season has been released by the team. Nick Collins was drafted by the Packers in 2005 in the second round. He started ninety-five games and had twenty-one interceptions, five fumbles, two fumble recoveries and four touchdowns. He owns a record through the Packer franchise with nearly 300 interception return yards in 2008.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, there you have it.
I’m going to go cry now.
P.S. I forgot to mention the fact that he was let go out of concern of his neck injury, and the risks associated with him furthering his career all around, not that we didn’t believe he would do well. My apologies.
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