There's something I gotta get off my chest: I'm a big fan of Nicks, and lately, I've been suspicious with the number of targets that's he has been getting from his quarterback. It's just a hunch, but I feel like there's some bad blood going on between Eli and Hakeem behind closed doors, because their connection hasn't been on point at all this season. If I recall, Nicks has missed only one game this season, the home game against the Cowboys, but regarding of that, it seems to be that Nicks had a lot more looks going his way last year, then he has all this year:
His stats this year looks better than his stats last year, but if you compare the targets from this year to last year, you notice that in the 14 games he's played this year, he only had 98 targets going his way. In just 13 games last year, Hakeem had 100 targets going his way. But forget that, Hakeem played in 15 games in 2011 and had 133 targets going his way, a number that shines when you consider how big of a year Cruz had in 2011.
There hasn't been any injury problems this year, and I know Nicks had some beef going on with the Giants FO ever since they signed Cruz to a big contract, so maybe Nicks has been rebelling by not giving his all this season, but the fact that Nicks is having an unproductive year during a contract year is unbelievable. I think there's so much bad blood between Nicks and the Giants that I see Nicks walking next year, but to watch Nick's career with the Giants end like this would so unfair and messed up.
With that all summed up, do you guys have any presumption on why our Hakeem "Big Hands" Nicks has had an awful year this season? And what do you see Nicks doing after the 2013 Season is over?