NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas
Jamie Collins’ finest NFL performance arrived 17 contests into the New England Patriots season.
It arrived in the divisional round versus quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
For the rookie second-round linebacker out of Southern Mississippi, Saturday’s 43-22 victory marked his most complete showing in a Patriots uniform. He played a complete game in quantity – logging all 66 defensive snaps for the first time in his career. And he played a complete game in quality – totaling six tackles, two QB hits, his first career sack and his first career interception.
But it came down to more than reps or statistics for the 6’3”, 250-pound McCall Creek, Miss., native.
It came down to changing the game. (more…)