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RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 12:44 PM
HAKEEM NICKS "OVERLY OPTIMISTIC", GIANTS SAY; HIXON PRACTICING WITH CRUZ ON FIRST TEAM (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8297128f/article/hakeem-nicks-overly-optimistic-giants-say)

"Hakeem Nicks (/players/hakeemnicks/profile?id=NIC726593)' recovery from
a broken foot was expected to take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, but the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) are tempering
hopes for the wideout's hasty return <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_895" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8295cb24" target="_blank">from
surgery</a> to repair <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_896" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82951be8" target="_blank">a broken
foot</a>.


Team spokesman Pat Hanlon told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday that
Nicks' projection of returning to the Giants by training camp is "overly
optimistic," according to our friends <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_897" href="http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5136/hakeem-nicks" target="_blank">at
Rotoworld.com</a>.</p>


Hanlon doesn't expect the Giants' second-leading pass-catcher from last
season to participate in drills before the end of the 12-week recovery
period.</p>


Coach Tom Coughlin is confident Nicks' replacement can be found from within,
and <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_898" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d829699bc" target="_blank">dismissed the
notion</a> of pursuing free agent <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_899" class="player-flyout" href="/players/plaxicoburress/profile?id=BUR595691">Plaxico
Burress</a>.</p>
<p id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_1300">We also have this from ESPN New York's Ohm
Youngmisuk on Wednesday:</p>




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<p class="entry-title">Domenik Hixon is working with Victor Cruz and the first
team with Hakeem Nicks out.</p></div></blockquote></div></div>

jakegibbs
05-30-2012, 12:59 PM
HAKEEM NICKS "OVERLY OPTIMISTIC", GIANTS SAY; HIXON PRACTICING WITH CRUZ ON FIRST TEAM (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8297128f/article/hakeem-nicks-overly-optimistic-giants-say)

"Hakeem Nicks (/players/hakeemnicks/profile?id=NIC726593)' recovery from
a broken foot was expected to take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, but the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) are tempering
hopes for the wideout's hasty return <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_895" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8295cb24" target="_blank">from
surgery</a> to repair <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_896" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82951be8" target="_blank">a broken
foot</a>.


Team spokesman Pat Hanlon told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday that
Nicks' projection of returning to the Giants by training camp is "overly
optimistic," according to our friends <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_897" href="http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5136/hakeem-nicks" target="_blank">at
Rotoworld.com</a>.</p>


Hanlon doesn't expect the Giants' second-leading pass-catcher from last
season to participate in drills before the end of the 12-week recovery
period.</p>


Coach Tom Coughlin is confident Nicks' replacement can be found from within,
and <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_898" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d829699bc" target="_blank">dismissed the
notion</a> of pursuing free agent <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_899" class="player-flyout" HREF="/players/plaxicoburress/profile?id=BUR595691">Plaxico
Burress</a>.</p>
<p id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_1300">We also have this from ESPN New York's Ohm
Youngmisuk on Wednesday:</p>




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<p class="entry-title">Domenik Hixon is working with Victor Cruz and the first
team with Hakeem Nicks out.</p></div></blockquote></div></div>

Manning's big 3 this year Nicks, Cruz & Hixon if his knees hold up. He's a proven talent just needs to stay healthy

buddy33
05-30-2012, 01:00 PM
From the time he had surgery I believe it was 15 weeks until the 1st game. Let him take the full 12 weeks and hopefully he can shake some rust off in the last 3 weeks and maybe even get in a pre season game or two.

As much as I want them to have him and beat Dallas the 1st game of the season, they need him to be healthy. Don't want him making it worse.

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 01:08 PM
HAKEEM NICKS "OVERLY OPTIMISTIC", GIANTS SAY; HIXON PRACTICING WITH CRUZ ON FIRST TEAM (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8297128f/article/hakeem-nicks-overly-optimistic-giants-say)

"Hakeem Nicks (/players/hakeemnicks/profile?id=NIC726593)' recovery from
a broken foot was expected to take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, but the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) are tempering
hopes for the wideout's hasty return <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_895" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8295cb24" target="_blank">from
surgery</a> to repair <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_896" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82951be8" target="_blank">a broken
foot</a>.


Team spokesman Pat Hanlon told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday that
Nicks' projection of returning to the Giants by training camp is "overly
optimistic," according to our friends <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_897" href="http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5136/hakeem-nicks" target="_blank">at
Rotoworld.com</a>.</p>


Hanlon doesn't expect the Giants' second-leading pass-catcher from last
season to participate in drills before the end of the 12-week recovery
period.</p>


Coach Tom Coughlin is confident Nicks' replacement can be found from within,
and <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_898" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d829699bc" target="_blank">dismissed the
notion</a> of pursuing free agent <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_899" class="player-flyout" href="/players/plaxicoburress/profile?id=BUR595691">Plaxico
Burress</a>.</p>
<p id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_1300">We also have this from ESPN New York's Ohm
Youngmisuk on Wednesday:</p>




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<p class="entry-title">Domenik Hixon is working with Victor Cruz and the first
team with Hakeem Nicks out.</p></div></blockquote></div></div>

Manning's big 3 this year Nicks, Cruz &amp; Hixon if his knees hold up. He's a proven talent just needs to stay healthy

I think # 3 is Hixon's to lose to competition

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 01:09 PM
From the time he had surgery I believe it was 15 weeks until the 1st game. Let him take the full 12 weeks and hopefully he can shake some rust off in the last 3 weeks and maybe even get in a pre season game or two.

As much as I want them to have him and beat Dallas the 1st game of the season, they need him to be healthy. Don't want him making it worse.

The team is thinking long term, obviously. They tend to be cautious about players returning too soon from injuries.

nhpgiantsfan
05-30-2012, 01:57 PM
I would be shocked if Hixon is the number 3! You can tell from all the articles that they are hoping/expecting Randle to win the job... IMO, Hixon is a good insurance policy, but his days as a major contributor are past him. It's not like he was ever a stud WR to begin with and now with the injuries..... He is good to have as a back up in case of injuries..

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 02:00 PM
I would be shocked if Hixon is the number 3! You can tell from all the articles that they are hoping/expecting Randle to win the job... IMO, Hixon is a good insurance policy, but his days as a major contributor are past him. It's not like he was ever a stud WR to begin with and now with the injuries..... He is good to have as a back up in case of injuries..

I listened to an Amani Toomer interview a few days ago and he said the transition for hm in to the NFL took two years, citing the speed of the game and the reads as major stumbling b locks to his development. Obviously, he overcame whatever difficulties he was having to end his career as one of the GIANTS' best receivers.

I think it's wise to expect some bumps in the road for all of our draft choices. He is a very good receiver, if healthy, and holds the franchise record for most all purpose yards in a single game. If the team didn't think he had value, he'd not have gotten a new contract.

So now the competition begins.

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 03:11 PM
I disagree rf, respectfully of course. I think the praise and what the coaches have been saying makes me believe its randles job to lose.

The good news for me is ill be happy however it plays out, whether its jj, randle, barden, or hixon

burier
05-30-2012, 03:36 PM
lol at Hixon.

Dude is donner than disco.

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 04:19 PM
I disagree rf, respectfully of course. I think the praise and what the coaches have been saying makes me believe its randles job to lose.

The good news for me is ill be happy however it plays out, whether its jj, randle, barden, or hixon

Then why is Randle not practicing with the first team? Now will Randle supplant Hixon, or someone else, before the season ends? That's the question.

By all accounts, entering the NFL is like learning to speak another language at the speed of light.

It's a good position to be in , talent wise.

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 04:20 PM
lol at Hixon.

Dude is donner than disco.

We'll just have to see. I don't guess the coaches are laughing since they have him working with the first team. Logically speaking, other than Cruz, he's the only solid veteran on the team.

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 04:41 PM
I disagree rf, respectfully of course. I think the praise and what the coaches have been saying makes me believe its randles job to lose.

The good news for me is ill be happy however it plays out, whether its jj, randle, barden, or hixon

Then why is Randle not* practicing with the first team?* Now will Randle supplant Hixon, or someone else, before the season ends?** That's the question.

By all accounts, entering the NFL is like learning to speak another language at the speed of light.

It's a good position to be in , talent wise.


Randle has been taking first team reps. U posted an article about it and how the coaches want randle to be a starter if nicks misses time early...

nhpgiantsfan
05-30-2012, 05:13 PM
I would be shocked if Hixon is the number 3! You can tell from all the articles that they are hoping/expecting Randle to win the job... IMO, Hixon is a good insurance policy, but his days as a major contributor are past him. It's not like he was ever a stud WR to begin with and now with the injuries..... He is good to have as a back up in case of injuries..

I listened to an Amani Toomer interview a few days ago and he said the transition for hm in to the NFL took two years, citing the speed of the game and the reads as major stumbling b locks to his development. Obviously, he overcame whatever difficulties he was having to end his career as one of the GIANTS' best receivers.

I think it's wise to expect some bumps in the road for all of our draft choices. He is a very good receiver, if healthy, and holds the franchise record for most all purpose yards in a single game. If the team didn't think he had value, he'd not have gotten a new contract.

So now the competition begins.
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Yes he holds the franchise record for all purpose yards. So what does that have to do with him being a good WR. In that game he caught 3 passes for 22 yards. 230 yards came as a KR, and another 51 as a PR. So let him play special teams and fill in if the starters get hurt. </P>


The team almost drafted Randle in the first round so obviously they are very high on him. So let him play. The best way to learn is by playing. It's not like he'd be the 1 or 2. </P>


However, with that being said, if Nicks does end up missing any time at the start of the season, then I would start Hixon in his place and keep RR at the three.</P>

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 05:42 PM
lol at Hixon.

Dude is donner than disco.

I'm sure you're right, but here's another opinion:

GIANTS' DOMENIK HIXON AMONG THOSE IMPRESSING AT OTA'S (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/05/giants_domenik_hixon_among_tho.html)

Excerpt: "--WR Domenik Hixon’s twice-repaired knee looked fine when he
made a nice leaping catch after fighting through an aggressive jam from CB
Michael Coe. Hixon received plenty of praise from Tom
Coughlin as well as the assistant coaches today for his reliability in
carrying out his assignments. “He’s a great role model and a great example of,
‘We asked you to set up the route this way, take this footwork, do this stem and
attack this shoulder,’” offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride
said. “He always does it exactly the way you want him to do it.” Later in
practice, during 7-on-7s, Hixon got loose up the sideline against a Cover-2
zone. Secondary coach Peter Giunta told Coe he should’ve stayed
with Hixon up the sideline because he didn’t have a threat underneath of
him." rEAD MORE...

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 05:44 PM
I disagree rf, respectfully of course. I think the praise and what the coaches have been saying makes me believe its randles job to lose.

The good news for me is ill be happy however it plays out, whether its jj, randle, barden, or hixon

Then why is Randle not practicing with the first team? Now will Randle supplant Hixon, or someone else, before the season ends? That's the question.

By all accounts, entering the NFL is like learning to speak another language at the speed of light.

It's a good position to be in , talent wise.


Randle has been taking first team reps. U posted an article about it and how the coaches want randle to be a starter if nicks misses time early...

I hope Randle surprises us, I just don't expect it to happen overnight.

EliTE
05-30-2012, 06:05 PM
watching espn you would think nicks tore his achillies and broke his neck. they are repeatedly saying "superbowl champs chances at a repeat already in jeopardy"

how exactly is that the case when nicks will be healthy for the season?

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 06:17 PM
watching espn you would think nicks tore his achillies and broke his neck. they are repeatedly saying "superbowl champs chances at a repeat already in jeopardy"

how exactly is that the case when nicks will be healthy for the season?

It never fails

THE_New_York_Giants
05-30-2012, 06:45 PM
We might have a solid rotation of 5 receivers this year. JJ, Nicks, Cruz, Randle, and Hixon. Plus Bennett. This will be the deadliest passing attack in Giant's history.

perez201
05-30-2012, 07:11 PM
HAKEEM NICKS "OVERLY OPTIMISTIC", GIANTS SAY; HIXON PRACTICING WITH CRUZ ON FIRST TEAM (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8297128f/article/hakeem-nicks-overly-optimistic-giants-say)

"Hakeem Nicks (/players/hakeemnicks/profile?id=NIC726593)' recovery from
a broken foot was expected to take anywhere from 6 to 12 weeks, but the New York Giants (/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG) are tempering
hopes for the wideout's hasty return <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_895" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8295cb24" target="_blank">from
surgery</a> to repair <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_896" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d82951be8" target="_blank">a broken
foot</a>.


Team spokesman Pat Hanlon told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio on Wednesday that
Nicks' projection of returning to the Giants by training camp is "overly
optimistic," according to our friends <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_897" href="http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5136/hakeem-nicks" target="_blank">at
Rotoworld.com</a>.</p>


Hanlon doesn't expect the Giants' second-leading pass-catcher from last
season to participate in drills before the end of the 12-week recovery
period.</p>


Coach Tom Coughlin is confident Nicks' replacement can be found from within,
and <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_898" href="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d829699bc" target="_blank">dismissed the
notion</a> of pursuing free agent <a id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_899" class="player-flyout" href="/players/plaxicoburress/profile?id=BUR595691">Plaxico
Burress</a>.</p>
<p id="yui_3_4_1_1_1338396036500_1300">We also have this from ESPN New York's Ohm
Youngmisuk on Wednesday:</p>




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team with Hakeem Nicks out.</p></div></blockquote></div></div>

Manning's big 3 this year Nicks, Cruz & Hixon if his knees hold up. He's a proven talent just needs to stay healthy

I think # 3 is Hixon's to lose to competition


bring back devin thomas !!