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RoanokeFan
05-22-2013, 06:11 AM
http://www.northjersey.com/sports/20...eem_Nicks.html (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/208444091_Stapleton__Giants_will_not_rush_Hakeem_N icks.html)

Hakeem Nicks is being cautious and, at this point, who could blame him?

Nobody knows better how a misstep this time of year can cost you an entire season.

With the Giants assembling today as the next phase of the NFL’s off-season workout program begins – more than likely without unsigned star receiver Victor Cruz – Nicks won’t be able to step on the practice field free of flashbacks to how his 2012 campaign was sidetracked for all intents and purposes a year ago this week.

When Nicks broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the Giants’ second organized team activity (OTA), the injury that ended up handcuffing Eli Manning and the offense received little fanfare.

That practice was closed to the media and news of what happened to Nicks was delivered via a press release. Stunning, for sure, but certainly not the kind of headline-grabber it would have been if reporters were present, especially not when assessing the situation in hindsight.

With all the attention devoted to Cruz’s contract situation, his future in a Giant uniform can’t be sized up without considering that of another soon-to-be free agent in Nicks.

One is expected to be there catching Manning passes and one probably won’t be in attendance.

But what we learned last season is that these two talented wide receivers go hand in hand, and as much as Big Blue need and want Cruz back, they have to take Nicks’ skill into account, as well.

And those questioning why Cruz isn’t going to join his teammates until the ink is dry on a new contract should look no further than what happened to Nicks last year.

When Nicks went down on the second day of OTAs, he was never the same and neither were the Giants.

Captain Chaos
05-22-2013, 06:39 AM
What is sad is we will only hear about the Cruz issue and little else throughout the OTAs.

RoanokeFan
05-22-2013, 06:46 AM
What is sad is we will only hear about the Cruz issue and little else throughout the OTAs.

We just posted two threads about Nicks :cool:

PBTimmons
05-22-2013, 07:44 AM
I wasn't sure you could string this many words together, without compiling one clear thought, until I clicked this thread.

Stapleton should have stopped after the first sentence and he would have written an equally compelling article as the one above.

Kruunch
05-22-2013, 08:48 AM
We just posted two threads about Nicks :cool:

And yet we're talking about Cruz.

Sigh.

RoanokeFan
05-22-2013, 09:31 AM
And yet we're talking about Cruz.

Sigh.

Whose fault is that? lol

Diamondring
05-22-2013, 09:40 AM
And yet we're talking about Cruz.

Sigh.Gots to cause he is real important cause he could effect how the Giants will deal with Nicks and other talents that may need to get payed well. We need players to help with JPP. I don't want to have just two good cbs and we really have one in the Price while the other one is not playing that well. Giants need a lot of help.

giantscolombia
05-22-2013, 10:44 AM
And yet we're talking about Cruz.

Sigh.

What about Cruz and his contract??!?!?!?!

GameTime
05-22-2013, 01:24 PM
geeze.....how long does it take a little bone to heal????? He's a young kid. This **** should have healed in the off season.....
I sound ignorant I realize that but enough already. The 5th metatarsal is small bone, which I get has a lot of stress on it, but really??? Its not healed yet??

sounds fishy to me.....must be something more going on here....