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  • Giants' Hakeem Nicks Does Not Regret Playing Through Injury

    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...oesnt_reg.html

    Excerpt: "When Hakeem Nicks limped off the field after taking a hit late in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Buccaneers, he and the team's only concern was his surgically-repaired right foot. Nicks felt something wrong with his left knee, but the focus was on the foot, which he fractured in late May, and he missed just one play.

    It wasn't until 10 days later when Nicks and the team realized the knee injury was worse than initially thought. That was when Nicks woke up with a swollen knee the day after returning to practice. He was then ruled doubtful for the Giants' Week 4 game against the Eagles and the Nicks' season took an unexpected turn.

    "When the knee happened, it was just like, 'Wow, another little setback,'" Nicks said. "But it's football. You can't control what's going to happen on any play and it happened to be me."

    Nicks was first given a timetable for recovery ranging from two to eight weeks and missed just the next three games. But the pain persisted when he returned and all season. He bounced in and out of practice, and on and off the injury report, never able to get back to 100 percent.

    "I was never quite myself, but I was getting better each week," Nicks said. "I could tell that running-wise, but I had to change up my whole running style on the fly with the right foot and the left knee and I feel like I handled it pretty well. I just tried to give my best effort at all times." Read more...
    “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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    This was probably the biggest single reason to the downfall of the offense down the line. Cruz was getting destroyed out there at times so it would have been nice to have a healthy Nicks on the outside -- to keep defenses honest.

    Hopefully he's at 100% in September again.

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    • #3
      all players want to play. Cant blame him for that. Its up to the coaches to see what a player can actually do to help the team when limited.
      "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
      You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

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      • #4
        Originally posted by TomCat_FIN View Post
        This was probably the biggest single reason to the downfall of the offense down the line. Cruz was getting destroyed out there at times so it would have been nice to have a healthy Nicks on the outside -- to keep defenses honest.

        Hopefully he's at 100% in September again.
        And Cruz still put up decent numbers this year!

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        • #5
          We put in Randle in for one game and look what happened. The fact that the doctors said to sit him for 4-6 weeks shows just how hurt he was. Bad move by the coaching staff if you ask me.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Snappinnecks View Post
            We put in Randle in for one game and look what happened. The fact that the doctors said to sit him for 4-6 weeks shows just how hurt he was. Bad move by the coaching staff if you ask me.
            You have to ask yourself, was Randle ready for a start before last game though? You and I will never know but its worth a thought..

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EnragedYouth85 View Post
              You have to ask yourself, was Randle ready for a start before last game though? You and I will never know but its worth a thought..
              The way he handled Nnamdi, theres no excuse this guy should've been more involved. I know the offense is pretty complicated though, but they should've worked him in more.

              But, as always, hindsight is always 20/20

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              • #8
                Originally posted by drewz View Post
                The way he handled Nnamdi, theres no excuse this guy should've been more involved. I know the offense is pretty complicated though, but they should've worked him in more.

                But, as always, hindsight is always 20/20

                You could of said the same thing about Wilson, it is what it is.. they had their reasons I guess..

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                • #9
                  I don't get why they kept taking Randell out. Other than one play in the Steelers game where he ran a Manningham style bad route, I can't recall him not making a play when called upon. He gets overshadowed in this group of WR's because of how good we know Cruz and Nicks are but watch what this guy does next season. He's going to be a stud.

                  Hixon has been very reliable as well and Barden even played well in a good portion of his opportunities. They seemed to put Barden aside for Jernnigan at the end of the season though - not sure what that was all about.

                  We still need to fix that o-line but a better o-line and a healthy Nicks/Cruz/Randell will give us plenty of firepower on offense. The offense is a RT and LG away from being top notch assuming we resign Black Unicorn.

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                  • #10
                    He might not regret it,but I do. Could be the difference in missing the play-offs....

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                    • #11
                      I would have rather missed the playoffs with a healthy randle instead of a gimpy nicks. I think the coaching staff realizes now they played it wrong. Randle played 55 snaps vs Philly and nicks only 1.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Giantsfan62 View Post
                        He might not regret it,but I do. Could be the difference in missing the play-offs....
                        Nicks playing through his injury surely affected the offense...but to say that could be the difference in missing the playoffs... doesn't that belittle the rest of the team's responsibility in those losses down the stretch?
                        my beer drinking team has a football problem

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by poppa smurph View Post
                          Nicks playing through his injury surely affected the offense...but to say that could be the difference in missing the playoffs... doesn't that belittle the rest of the team's responsibility in those losses down the stretch?
                          No, it proves how much better an offense can be with two really good wr's instead of just one

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GameTime View Post
                            all players want to play. Cant blame him for that. Its up to the coaches to see what a player can actually do to help the team when limited.
                            Comes down to that. I wouldn't want a guy who will want to sit with some bumps and strains. Nicks' desire to play is something you don't want to lose, but that can also make him his own worst enemy.
                            # 80 (For FBomb)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by moosedrool View Post
                              No, it proves how much better an offense can be with two really good wr's instead of just one
                              but is it the reason the giants missed the playoffs?
                              my beer drinking team has a football problem

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