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ex Giants are some of the best FA picks

Posted: 6/9/2014 3:43 PM

ex Giants are some of the best FA picks 


so says some "expert", me - i hope they are both busts. nicks was unfulfilled potential for us and then a malcontent....joseph plays one of those unsung but important positions, but money couldnt keep him, hopefully we have our next , better DT.

linval joseph and hakeem nicks


Last edited 6/9/2014 3:46 PM by 56801BackAgain

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Posted: 6/9/2014 6:06 PM

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The author refers to Nicks as "underrated" ... yet he talks more about what a bargain he was for only $4M.  I would agree with the latter, but not agree with the former.

I think we have seen the best of Hakeem Nicks.  His constant injuries have robbed him of his quickness and burst.  He was never a big separation guy anyway, but now his catches are even more contestable than ever.  Furthermore, his sure hands sure disappeared from the equation as he was among the NFL leaders in drops the past year.
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Posted: 6/10/2014 9:01 AM

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56801BackAgain wrote: so says some "expert", me - i hope they are both busts. nicks was unfulfilled potential for us and then a malcontent....joseph plays one of those unsung but important positions, but money couldnt keep him, hopefully we have our next , better DT.

linval joseph and hakeem nicks


I'm sorry, but I can't let that stand. Nicks was "unfulfilled potential"? Watch the playoffs again on the run up to the 2nd Super Bowl game. Hakeem Nicks gave us a postseason for the ages. I find it interesting that last year's performance by Eli is completely excused by posters claiming it was all the O line and, somehow, Nicks' fault. Yet, a terrible O line does NOT, somehow, explain WR numbers dropping. Nicks has been a hell of a lot more consistent than Eli has been. Has he gotten hurt? Yes. That's not debatable. But "unfulfilled potential"? Wow. How easily people forget. Please tell me the name of the Giants WRs that were more dominant than Nicks was during the postseason. Honestly, I would be surprised if you could come up with 10 WRs on ANY team in all of the Super Bowls years that were more dominant in the postseason than Nicks was. While I agree that most sportswriters are a**clowns, I find it richly ironic that you use quotes around "expert" while dismissing Nicks postseason performance. ohlord
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Posted: 6/10/2014 12:46 PM

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I'm with dweez, Nicks was outstanding his first three years. He was explosive and sure handed and made the offense lethal. He is partially responsible for Cruz's success in 2011 by drawing constant double coverage and leaving Cruz free to run amuk on the defense. However the injuries took away Nicks's explosion and I have to think that with the money and with the Super Bowl ring that he lost some motivation and drive, and if that is true I can't blame him as its human nature and would happen to most people.

Nicks was a great Giant until his last season and I won't let that make me forget all he did for the team.

Good teams rely on their stars,
Great teams rely on each other.

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