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    GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

    "The New York
    Giants
    wide receivers suffered a tremendous loss on Thursday when Hakeem
    Nicks
    fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. After last
    offseason and the flurry of devastating injuries that plagued several key
    players such as Jonathon Goff, Prince Amukamara and Osi Umenyoira, one can not
    help but to get nervous that a repeat could be in store this offseason.


    Obviously, nobody wants to see such a great talent like Nicks get hurt;
    however, his absence will give other members of the Giants' young receiving core
    an opportunity to get more reps in practice and more experience in preseason
    games. Let's take a look at who the Giants will turn to while Nicks is rehabbing
    his foot, and we will also examine how they can benefit from the increased
    exposure they will receive.




    Victor
    Cruz
    -
    Cruz shocked the world last year when he came from
    nowhere to break AmaniToomer's franchise receiving record; however, he
    benefited immensely from the attention defense's had to pay to Hakeem
    Nicks
    and even Mario
    Manningham
    . With Manningham gone and Nicks injured, Cruz will see increased
    attention from defenses in both practice and early preseason games. Furthermore,
    Cruz saw most of his success last season while playing in the slot. The injury
    to Nicks will force the Giants to explore playing Cruz on the outside, which
    could increase his versatility throughout the season.




    Rueben
    Randle
    The rookie 2nd round pick out of LSU
    has received rave reviews from the New York
    Giants
    coaching staff, and could be the greatest beneficiary of
    HakeemNicks' absence. Without Nicks in the lineup, Randle will be taking first
    team reps throughout training camp. Increased first team reps can be invaluable
    experience for a rookie, and will also help him build chemistry with quarterback
    Eli Manning.




    Domenik
    Hixon
    Hixon is coming of two seasons of
    back-to-back ACL tears; however, he is healthy again and hopefully able to
    contribute to the team. If Hixon still possesses that break away speed that we
    have seen from him in the past, he could be a natural replacement for Mario
    Manningham
    , who was always a deep threat down the field. Without Nicks for
    at least the beginning of training camp, Hixon will have increased opportunities
    to showcase his ability.




    Ramses
    Barden
    Barden can be viewed as a poor man's
    Plaxico Burress. He does not possess tremendous speed or elite catching ability,
    but he stands 6'4 and weighs 224lbs. Barden is a physical player that is capable
    of taking advantage of smaller defenders. This year is a make or break year for
    Barden, the 4th year player out of Cal Poly, who has been plagued by injury
    throughout his career. With Nicks out of commission for an extended period of
    time, this could be Barden's last opportunity to prove his critics wrong.




    Jerrel
    Jernigan
    The second year 3rdround pick out
    of Troy saw very few opportunities to showcase his abilities last year. Although
    Tom Coughlan and Jerry Reese talked about Jernigan as a potential option at the
    3rd receiver earlier in the preseason, they went ahead and drafted Rueben
    Randle
    anyway. Look for Jernigan to come into training camp with a chip on
    his shoulder and take advantage of whatever opportunities he is given.




    Although Hakeem
    Nicks
    ' initial prognosis called for a 12 week recovery, ESPN's
    AdamSchefterreported that he could be back to full strength within 4-6
    weeks.Schefter'sreport could be optimistic because the Giants surely will not
    rush such a key asset likeHakeemNicks back on the field before he is one
    hundred percent healthy, and it is likely that he will miss at least a portion
    of training camp.




    Immediately after Nicks went down, speculation arose that the Giants could
    look to free agency to add depth, andPlaxicoBurress' name was even floated out there. It would be
    uncharacteristic of General Manger Jerry Reese to make a flashy signing at this
    point of the offseason. Therefore, it is more likely the Giants will look within
    their current receiving to core step up until Nicks recovers fully.




    The increased reps that are going to be given to the younger receivers such
    as Randle, Jernigan, and Barden could enable one of them to have a breakout year
    similar to that of Victor
    Cruz
    last year.When Nicks returns, he will be coming back to a receiving
    core that will be more NFL ready than it otherwise would have been. Look for the
    New York
    Giants
    receivers to continue to be extremely dangerous in 2012."

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS:* LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

    "The New York
    Giants
    wide receivers suffered a tremendous loss on Thursday when Hakeem
    Nicks
    fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot. After last
    offseason and the flurry of devastating injuries that plagued several key
    players such as Jonathon Goff, Prince Amukamara and Osi Umenyoira, one can not
    help but to get nervous that a repeat could be in store this offseason.


    Obviously, nobody wants to see such a great talent like Nicks get hurt;
    however, his absence will give other members of the Giants' young receiving core
    an opportunity to get more reps in practice and more experience in preseason
    games. Let's take a look at who the Giants will turn to while Nicks is rehabbing
    his foot, and we will also examine how they can benefit from the increased
    exposure they will receive.*




    Victor
    Cruz
    -
    *Cruz shocked the world last year when he came from
    nowhere to break Amani*Toomer's franchise receiving record; however, he
    benefited immensely from the attention defense's had to pay to Hakeem
    Nicks
    and even Mario
    Manningham
    . With Manningham gone and Nicks injured, Cruz will see increased
    attention from defenses in both practice and early preseason games. Furthermore,
    Cruz saw most of his success last season while playing in the slot. The injury
    to Nicks will force the Giants to explore playing Cruz on the outside, which
    could increase his versatility throughout the season.




    Rueben
    Randle
    The rookie 2nd round pick out of LSU
    has received rave reviews from the New York
    Giants
    coaching staff, and could be the greatest beneficiary of
    Hakeem*Nicks' absence. Without Nicks in the lineup, Randle will be taking first
    team reps throughout training camp. Increased first team reps can be invaluable
    experience for a rookie, and will also help him build chemistry with quarterback
    Eli Manning.




    Domenik
    Hixon
    Hixon is coming of two seasons of
    back-to-back ACL tears; however, he is healthy again and hopefully able to
    contribute to the team. If Hixon still possesses that break away speed that we
    have seen from him in the past, he could be a natural replacement for Mario
    Manningham
    , who was always a deep threat down the field. Without Nicks for
    at least the beginning of training camp, Hixon will have increased opportunities
    to showcase his ability.




    Ramses
    Barden
    Barden can be viewed as a poor man's
    Plaxico Burress. He does not possess tremendous speed or elite catching ability,
    but he stands 6'4 and weighs 224lbs. Barden is a physical player that is capable
    of taking advantage of smaller defenders. This year is a make or break year for
    Barden, the 4th year player out of Cal Poly, who has been plagued by injury
    throughout his career. With Nicks out of commission for an extended period of
    time, this could be Barden's last opportunity to prove his critics wrong.




    Jerrel
    Jernigan
    The second year 3rd*round pick out
    of Troy saw very few opportunities to showcase his abilities last year. Although
    Tom Coughlan and Jerry Reese talked about Jernigan as a potential option at the
    3rd receiver earlier in the preseason, they went ahead and drafted Rueben
    Randle
    anyway. Look for Jernigan to come into training camp with a chip on
    his shoulder and take advantage of whatever opportunities he is given.




    Although Hakeem
    Nicks
    ' initial prognosis called for a 12 week recovery, ESPN's
    Adam*Schefter*reported that he could be back to full strength within 4-6
    weeks.*Schefter's*report could be optimistic because the Giants surely will not
    rush such a key asset like*Hakeem*Nicks back on the field before he is one
    hundred percent healthy, and it is likely that he will miss at least a portion
    of training camp.




    Immediately after Nicks went down, speculation arose that the Giants could
    look to free agency to add depth, and*Plaxico*Burress' name was even floated out there. It would be
    uncharacteristic of General Manger Jerry Reese to make a flashy signing at this
    point of the offseason. Therefore, it is more likely the Giants will look within
    their current receiving to core step up until Nicks recovers fully.




    The increased reps that are going to be given to the younger receivers such
    as Randle, Jernigan, and Barden could enable one of them to have a breakout year
    similar to that of Victor
    Cruz
    last year.When Nicks returns, he will be coming back to a receiving
    core that will be more NFL ready than it otherwise would have been. Look for the
    New York
    Giants
    receivers to continue to be extremely dangerous in 2012."

    [/quote]I agree. It will be great if one of these 3 emerge as a standout WR and have a breakout year like Cruz had last season then it will be just gravy when Nicks returns
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
    But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
    4-New York Giants!!!
    5-NE
    Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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    • #3
      Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

      When did Ramses Barden shrink 2 inches?

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      • #4
        Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

        [quote user="PrideofNY"]When did Ramses Barden shrink 2 inches?
        [/quote]That's just how he plays, 2 inches shorter than the program states.
        No one remembers who came in second.

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        • #5
          Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

          ramses barden they say doesnt have speed or good pass catching ability..if so why waste a high pick on him

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          • #6
            Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

            The biggest hole in this article is that they dont mention how Eli seemingly could make my grandmother look like a viable or productive receiver.

            I think Randle will do well here as the last time I heard TC boast about a receiver it was Steve Smith, and regardless of his Benedict Arnold bit was a huge piece of our team.

            The first WR that gets Eli's praise will be the one that starts in the 3rds spot.

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            • #7
              Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

              [quote user="Strahan4gov"]The biggest hole in this article is that they dont mention how Eli seemingly could make my grandmother look like a viable or productive receiver.

              I think Randle will do well here as the last time I heard TC boast about a receiver it was Steve Smith, and regardless of his Benedict Arnold bit was a huge piece of our team.

              The first WR that gets Eli's praise will be the one that starts in the 3rds spot.[/quote]

              I said pre draft that randle would prob be my oroy award, when we drafted him it cemented my belief.

              Knock on wood he doesnt get injured, hes gonna be making plays for us early. Think about how impressed tc and co are that they r given him starter reps, i know its bc nicks injury but still, theyve been going on and on how their thoughts about him being nfl ready and a quick fit to the offense have been confirmed by what they see of him...

              He looked nasty with lackluster qbs throwing to him...i cant wait to see how good he looks with eli as his qb. He said he is familiar with all the routes we run in our offense, i think his biggest thing will be getting on the same page as eli. We could see some miscommunications between the two early but it will all be part of his learning and progression.

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              • #8
                Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

                The best part about this is that it happened early. Nicks should be back by week 1.

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                • #9
                  Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

                  [quote user="Strahan4gov"]The biggest hole in this article is that they dont mention how Eli seemingly could make my grandmother look like a viable or productive receiver.

                  I think Randle will do well here as the last time I heard TC boast about a receiver it was Steve Smith, and regardless of his Benedict Arnold bit was a huge piece of our team.

                  The first WR that gets Eli's praise will be the one that starts in the 3rds spot.[/quote]

                  I am not a big believer in one player "making" another. There is certainly something to be said for chemistry between a QB and his receiver(s). I believe Nicks and Eli have that and Eli and Cruz are getting there. Chemistry is that intangible that surfaces when the QB throws it up knowing the receiver is going to be where it lands.

                  I am still thinking Hixon will come out of camp as the # 3 IF Nicks is still sidelined. Otherwise he'll be the # 4.


                  “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                  • #10
                    Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

                    I thought Hixon was a slot receiver? He was the starting slot receiver last season before going down (at which point Cruz took over and ran with the opportunity)...

                    I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                    • #11
                      Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

                      [quote user="Toadofsteel"]I thought Hixon was a slot receiver? He was the starting slot receiver last season before going down (at which point Cruz took over and ran with the opportunity)...[/quote]

                      Hixon lined up at both. If Cruz is going to be on the outside until Nicks returns ( and who knows if that's necessary) then Hixon can go into the slot with Randle on the other side of Cruz. It's great to have so much versatility.
                      “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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                      • #12
                        Re: GIANTS' WIDE RECEIVERS: LOOKING AT THE BRIGHT SIDE OF HAKEEM NICKS' INJURY

                        [quote user="Toadofsteel"]I thought Hixon was a slot receiver? He was the starting slot receiver last season before going down (at which point Cruz took over and ran with the opportunity)...[/quote]

                        I was definitely thinking along similar lines, with Hixon and Jernigan being the obvious complimentary receivers to Randle and Cruz. It will be interesting to see what actually materializes during the pre-season.

                        There are still some receivers out there in the market, but the bigger names won't be worth the money they desire. I would definitely would like to see us sign a player signed to a contract with lots of performance clauses, so to make sure that we don't throw away money.

                        Go Blue!

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