This is where Manningham will be sorely missed. Every time Nicks has gone done with an injury, and Manningham stepped into the number 1 or 2 spot, we won every game. Nicks simply cannot stay healthy and this is something they should have considered before letting Rio walk. He signed with San Fran for dirt cheap.
Yes, there is a good chance that Nicks will be ready to go by week one. I sure hope so, but Manningham was a security blanket that was very under appreciated. Hopefully, Rueben Randle can get a head start on the learning curve, while Nicks is out. When teams doubled Cruz and Nicks, who made them pay?
I know some are going to resort to calling Rio dumb and stupid, and he drops balls, but Nicks and Cruz have had their share of mistakes. They all will learn from it. This injury bug has the hots for this damn team. Rio, along with Cruz and Nicks were instrumental to our success on offense during the playoffs.