He’s holding out and his stock will never get higher than it is right now. Trade him.
Nick Collins got to the pro bowl. Congratulations. You got there due to your early season numbers when you jumped everything and were aggressive. What happened in the second half? What’s that? They started pump faking you and treating you like a rookie because you don’t play receivers honest? Gotcha.
And now you want to hold out? At a time when people question your intelligence on the new defense and whether you even fit with the style? Really?
I’ve been on the “Collins is overrated” bandwagon while he was putting up pro bowl numbers (I knew they’d drop. I was right).
Trade him. Now.
Package him and James Jones together and get a 2 or even a 3. Let’s get rid of some of the flash on this team and replace it with substance.
Someone is going to play opposite Atari “Polamalu Jr.” Bigby and it looks like I’ll be getting my wish, because every day that passes, it seems it will not be Nick Collins, the most overrated safety since Darren Sharper.