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Hakeem Nicks not making an immediate impact for the Colts

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Posted: 8/3/2014 3:13 PM

Hakeem Nicks not making an immediate impact for the Colts 


Somewhat surprising article. I really though a change of scenery would jump-start Hakeem..

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Posted: 8/3/2014 4:12 PM

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I do not think it was a change of scenery issue.  I think the foot injuries suffered in 2012 had a permanent impact on his game.  As far as not showing up in game shape, I can only wonder if he continues to have problems with his right foot that impact his off season training.

IMO, he simply is not the player he was in 2011.  In looking at his college and pro career, he has had only three outstanding years.  2009 in college.  2010 and 2011 with the Giants.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 4:24 PM

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Hakeem Nicks vs Aqib Talib

Scroll to the 10:35 mark. Nicks get's injured on that play and has never been the same since.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 4:30 PM

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GordonG wrote: I do not think it was a change of scenery issue.  I think the foot injuries suffered in 2012 had a permanent impact on his game.  As far as not showing up in game shape, I can only wonder if he continues to have problems with his right foot that impact his off season training.

IMO, he simply is not the player he was in 2011.  In looking at his college and pro career, he has had only three outstanding years.  2009 in college.  2010 and 2011 with the Giants.

He is hurt and will never be what he was.
His attitude sealed the deal. I'm not sure he was wrong, but his appoach never works.
He probably thought that he gave his 'all' and now wanted to be paid. Think about this, how many
non football people feel the same.
When Cruz got paid and he didn't, he lost his composure.
All he had to do was 'play well' and the Giants would have rewarded him. But, he expected to be paid
for his previous  contributions and that's not how it works. So he decided to be a '*****' and he decided
that being a pain in the *** was the best stradgy. Not an original approach nor one that usually wins!

Football like life, for most of us, isn't  fair!
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Posted: 8/3/2014 4:55 PM

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Nicks signed a 5 year 12.5mm rookie contract.  I am thinking that Nicks wasn't looking at not being properly rewarded for his 2010 and 2011 performance.  I think it was pure ego and some denial on his part.  I suspect that he could not accept that based on his 2012 performance and the cummulative effect of his injuries, it simply was a wise decision on the part of the Giants to extend Cruz and ultimately let him go.  His current 1 year contract includes a 2mm signing bonus which virtually guarantees that he will make the roster which then guarantees him an additional 1.6mm. That means he will have made approximately 16mm for six seasons regardless of how well he performs in 2014.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 6:32 PM

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It was weird how terrible he was last year - considering it was a contract year.  

It's also surprising he's not in game shape.
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Posted: 8/3/2014 11:44 PM

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hcgiles wrote: It was weird how terrible he was last year - considering it was a contract year.  

It's also surprising he's not in game shape.
I feel that this just proves the ever present contract year measurement that is constantly alluded to has become an over used CLICHE. It is not valid in all cases, frankly I get tired of hearing it over and over. rolleyesrolleyesrolleyes
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Posted: 8/4/2014 4:51 AM

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Amazes me,
. The man is the man is about 27 years old, he's had a free college education, he earned 16 million playing a game, I'm for Ng to assume that he has something like six million in the bank and owns his house and a poster can write with sincerity ,"life isn't fair". Indeed!
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Posted: 8/4/2014 8:51 AM

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I believe that Nicks is finished physically. Even in his rookie year he had nagging injuries. He never had one single season where he was completely healthy all year. These injuries took their toll and what we're seeing now is a man in his mid-to-late 20s already finished as a professional football player. And that shouldn't be so surprising I guess because the average NFL career is 3 or 4 seasons. Nicks is in his 6th season now, I believe. He was a dynamic player in his first three seasons, but not since he was injured in 2012.

I also believe that he no longer feels motivated. He has won a Super Bowl, he's made millions of dollars and he seems to have that southern, laid-back personality. He's also engaged to an extremely beautiful model. I mean, lets be honest, that is a lot and one cannot blame him for being content with his life and no longer feeling like he has to fight and crawl to prove himself. I'm just glad he feels that way on another team. :)

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

Last edited 8/4/2014 8:54 AM by leagued

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Posted: 8/4/2014 10:36 AM

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leagued wrote: I believe that Nicks is finished physically. Even in his rookie year he had nagging injuries. He never had one single season where he was completely healthy all year. These injuries took their toll and what we're seeing now is a man in his mid-to-late 20s already finished as a professional football player. And that shouldn't be so surprising I guess because the average NFL career is 3 or 4 seasons. Nicks is in his 6th season now, I believe. He was a dynamic player in his first three seasons, but not since he was injured in 2012.

I also believe that he no longer feels motivated. He has won a Super Bowl, he's made millions of dollars and he seems to have that southern, laid-back personality. He's also engaged to an extremely beautiful model. I mean, lets be honest, that is a lot and one cannot blame him for being content with his life and no longer feeling like he has to fight and crawl to prove himself. I'm just glad he feels that way on another team. :)
agree completely.

A++++++

Unless he sees another SB run on the horizon (and it could happen with Luck), he is mentally and physically finished.
There is no 'I' in team
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Posted: 8/4/2014 3:07 PM

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hard to make an impact when knees are gone. c ya Nicks.
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