Super Bowl Appreciation: Nick Collins

ARLINGTON TX - FEBRUARY 06: Mike Wallace #17 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by Nick Collins #36 of the Green Bay Packers after making a catch during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

I was watching the Green Bay Packers victory over the Steelers on NFL Replay tonight. It doesn't have everything as it condenses the game down into a two hour time slot, but it's fun to watch since the players and coaches are miked up on the field. Which brought me to the subject of FS Nick Collins.

Obviously no play was bigger then the interception he returned for a touchdown near the end of the first quarter. He made a great jump on the ball, and QB Ben Roethlisberger was hit on the arm by NT Howard Green as he threw it. Having play makers like Collins on your team makes them very hard to beat. 

Unfortunately for him, he was taken out to the locker room for an I.V. just before the end of the first half. He ended the game with four tackles, one pass defense, and that one touchdown return, but all his stats were accumulated in the first half. I was really surprised with how he was flying all over the field. Maybe that's why he needed an I.V. But I was very impressed with his performance in first half as he was flying all over the field for each tackle. 

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