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Where Do Packers Turn Without Collins?

S Charlie Peprah (Nelson Chenault/USP)

We break down the options on defense with three-time Pro Bowler Nick Collins out for the season. "It's definitely a punch in the gut," said Charlie Peprah, who figures to take the reins at safety. Just how big is the drop-off, and is there another option?

Nick Collins made plays. Nick Collins was tough. Nick Collins was the defense's "quarterback," in the words of Ryan Pickett. And now, the Green Bay Packers — their pass defense having gone from the penthouse to the outhouse — will try to defend their Super Bowl championship without Collins, a three-time Pro Bowler and big-play machine. "It's definitely a punch in the gut," fellow safety...

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