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    Five Giant Issues: Nicks' Injuries

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/gia...nicks-injuries

    Excerpt: "There were plenty of things that went wrong in the New York Giants' title defense in 2012.

    This week we are taking a look at five issues that kept the Giants from making it back to the playoffs one season after winning it all. We’ve already looked at the pass rush, Corey Webster’s struggles and the Giants’ missing intangibles. Today we explore the impact of Hakeem Nicks' injuries.


    The numbers: Nicks finished third on the Giants with 53 receptions, notching 692 yards and three touchdowns. It was the first time in three seasons that Nicks did not have at least 76 receptions, 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns in a season.

    The reasons: Nicks’ season got off to a painful start when he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot during the team’s second OTA in late May.

    He had surgery and was brought along slowly during training camp. But he missed valuable offseason and training camp reps with Eli Manning.

    Nicks didn’t look like himself from the start as he played with pain in his foot and acknowledged it would take awhile for him to regain his old form.

    In Week 2, Nicks exploded for 10 receptions for 199 yards and one touchdown, but landed hard on his knee late in the fourth quarter. The Giants opted to rest Nicks with a Thursday night game at Carolina. But despite the week off, Nicks’ knee experienced swelling before the Giants’ Week 4 game at Philadelphia.

    Nicks ended up sitting out three straight games –- he said he was initially told he may have needed up to eight weeks of rest -- before returning to action.

    Nicks attempted to play through the pain but wasn’t able to practice most of the time, and Manning admitted that negatively affected the offense’s timing.

    On top of that, a hobbled Nicks wasn’t able to explode and release the way he normally can." Read more...
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    But it was Eli's 100 million dollar responsibility to heal Hakeem's knee and foot, and raise the level of play from Hakeem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    But it was Eli's 100 million dollar responsibility to heal Hakeem's knee and foot, and raise the level of play from Hakeem.
    Who said that? Should a $100 million QB blame a WR for his poor play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy333 View Post
    Who said that? Should a $100 million QB blame a WR for his poor play?
    It was sarcasm. And no, he shouldnt be blamed but Hakeem is the reason why our offenses production plummeted, as well as Eli.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudyy View Post
    It was sarcasm. And no, he shouldnt be blamed but Hakeem is the reason why our offenses production plummeted, as well as Eli.
    And the Oline, and the running game
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    Yeah but the running game and OL where worse the year before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy333 View Post
    Yeah but the running game and OL where worse the year before.
    Both of them were inconsistent despite better numbers this year though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy333 View Post
    Yeah but the running game and OL where worse the year before.
    Perhaps, but its' not the effort of one or two players or coaches that sank the 2012 season. One of us gets to look forward to the 2013 season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    Perhaps, but its' not the effort of one or two players or coaches that sank the 2012 season. One of us gets to look forward to the 2013 season.
    Ha

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    They lost as a team for sure, but every once in a while one player can make the difference in a game.

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