View Full Version : Spotlight on.....Hakeem Nicks

10-26-2012, 11:34 AM

Excerpt: "The 2012 season did not start off as planned for New York Giants's (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) star wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

Nicks suffered a broken foot back in May and needed surgery. He missed most of the offseason and was sidelined for most of training camp. He was able to start the season on time, but Week 1 he didn't look quite ready. Nicks did not stand out in the first game against the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys), only catching four passes for 38 yards.

"It was the first game. I was coming back from the foot surgery and trying to play it out, see how my foot was," said Nicks. "[Dallas] came out and they played hard."Week 2 was his first big game, making 10 receptions for 199 yards and a touchdown and he was awarded Offensive Player of the Week.

Week 3, however was a short one due to a Thursday night game against the Carolina Panthers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/carolina-panthers), but there was no worry or panic as Nicks' foot just didn't have enough time to recover ... or so we thought.

Nicks' health concern turned out to be bigger than just recovering a sore foot. The following week we learned that Nicks was going through a knee injury and had to miss the following game against the Philadelphia Eagles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles). He also missed the week after against the Cleveland Browns (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/cleveland-browns).

When Nicks is healthy, there are many things he can do better for this offense like stretching the field and running after the catch, but with the knee issue it became much more difficult. It resulted to limiting his practice time and keeping him out of games.

"Dealing with the knee, my burst wasn't there," said Nicks. "I couldn't really separate in my routes and then with the foot, trying to get in and out of my breaks fast ... It was just having to feel it out." Read more...

10-26-2012, 01:06 PM
he is ready.....nice

10-26-2012, 01:08 PM
he is ready.....nice

Great timing

10-26-2012, 03:29 PM
he is ready.....nice
Couldn't have said it better. Can't wait to see him compete. My favorite player.

10-26-2012, 03:49 PM
Giants need this game bad, they can't afford to go 1 - 3 in the division and let the Cowboys get back in the race.

10-26-2012, 03:51 PM
If needs is 100%, then him and Cruz will have some fun. They might have two good corners but they don't have enough talent (especially w/ S. Lee out) to cover everyone. Bradshaw, Cruz, Nicks, Bennet, Hixon.. good luck Cowboys!

10-26-2012, 05:11 PM
I'm thinking with Lee out Bennett might have a big game catching passes across the middle of the defense

Captain Chaos
10-26-2012, 06:14 PM
It will be fun to see both he an Cruz lighting them up....