Too Late To Trade Nicks
The New York Giants drafted UNC wide receiver Hakeem Nicks in the 1st round in 2009. In just his second year in the NFL, the 6-foot-1, 208-pounder caught 79 balls for 1,052 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was laying the foundation of someone that was set to have a special career in the NFL.
Little did anyone predict that a few years later, that’d be a highlight season for Nicks. Since 2010, he’s only been in the endzone 11 times total, including zero times this year.
Being in a contract year, rumors have been flying around as to whether Nicks should be on the trading block for the Giants.
“I don’t know what you’re going to get for him,” said former Giants WR Amani Toomer, who joined Armen on 104.5 The Team this week. “There’s some players that can play well with all the pressure on the table and there’s some players that can’t.”
PODCAST: Amani Toomer with Armen on Hakeem Nicks:
Toomer was also quick to put this situation on the Giants.
“They should know their personnel a little [better] and if they didn’t want him and knew that he couldn’t play under this pressure then they should’ve made this decision earlier.”
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin told the media Wednesday that he’s expecting more out of his veteran weapon.
“He’s got to improve,” said Coughlin. “He’s got to get better. He’s got to get to a point where the reliability factor is there as strongly as it always has been. Has it been there up to this point? No, but we’re saying, ‘Let’s work.’ Let’s get back to work and get this done. We count on this guy.”
The trade deadline is next Tuesday, the Giants have less than a week to figure out Nicks’ in the near future, at least.