If you were Austin Collie?s head coach, what would you do? (Shutdown Corner)
On Sunday night in a 26-14 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Austin Collie took a forearm to the head.
As head coach Chuck Pagano confirmed on Monday , Collie suffered a concussion on the play, his third since November of 2010. The good news is that Collie says he's feeling great . Pagano says that the Colts, in deciding when Collie will play again, will err on the side of caution. The proper amount of caution would be to never let Collie play again . At least not in a Colts uniform. That's the course of action suggested by Bob Kravitz of The Indy Star. In a thought-provoking column, Kravitz says that the Colts should take the option away from Collie. He advocates waiving the guy. [The Colts] need to make a bold, brash statement, tell Collie and the NFL, "We will not be party to the possible long-term decline of a player we care deeply about. He may play in another team's uniform; that's ultimately his decision — hopefully his informed decision. But we know what repeated concussions can do to a person, and we will not stand idly by as this terrific young guy mortgages his long-term future in pursuit of short-term gains." That would certainly be bold - unprecedented, too. And in regard to how the NFL views concussions, things that are bold and unprecedented might be called for.
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