Austin Collie of the Colts Is Day to Day and Other AFC South Must Reads

Nate Dunlevy@NateDunlevyGuest ColumnistSeptember 7, 2012

Collie must avoid contact.
Collie must avoid contact.Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Austin Collie doesn't know if he's going to be ready to play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The Article of the Day finds him telling Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star,

“It’s just a day-to-day thing,” he said. “There’s no definite timetable. Whatever the doctors say, whatever the coaches say, I’m going to obey.

I cannot fathom that response.

I'm not one to try and tell Collie how to live his life. The oft-concussed wide receiver has difficult choices to make and no one can tell him what he should do.

Having said that, how can a guy with his degree of head trauma ever be "day-to-day"?

If he's not 100 percent, he's got to be zero percent.

If Collie feels great, has no symptoms and is given a clean bill of health, that's one thing. If he's still on the fence, that's something else entirely. There's brave and tough, and then there's reckless. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but nothing he said to the media yesterday makes sense to me.

Day-to-day. With a head injury.

Does that strike anyone else as insane?


General Interest

Scott Kacsmar of NBC Sports asks if Peyton Manning is the greatest comeback quarterback ever.

Kacsmar, this time on Bleacher Report, offers up the thinking man's guide to the NFL.

Jason Lisk of The Big Lead points out the miniscule difference between Marty Schottenheimer and Tom Coughlin.

Neil Hornsby of Pro Football Focus grades first-round picks.

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth writes about the Cowboys-Giants. I link this only because Tanier is such a great writer.


Indianapolis Colts

I answer questions about the Colts for Midway Illustrated.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star says this team reminds him of 1998. He wasn't in Indy for that team, but whatever.

Greg Cowan of Colts Authority has thoughts on his meeting with Andrew Luck. Here's an additional video about it as well.

Phil Wilson does a terrific profile of Chuck Pagano for the Indianapolis Star.

Reggie Hayes of the News-Sentinel says it's Luck's team now.


Jacksonville Jaguars

Paul Kuharsky of compares Maurice Jones-Drew to other holdouts.

Kevin Grauel of Pro Football Focus highlights the Jaguars and Vikes.

Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union says Blaine Gabbert and Chrisitian Ponder are friends.


Tennessee Titans

Kuharsky debates the Titans and Pats with Mike Reiss of

Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus previews the Pats and Titans.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean says Bill Belichick may mess with Jake Locker's mind.


Houston Texans

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle says Andre Johnson can still play.

Gordon McGuinness of Pro Football Focus previews the game.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle says Gary Kubiak and Mike Sherman are friends.


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