A little less than a week ago, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was forced to leave practice after experiencing tightness in his groin. Since then, Nicks has participated on a limited basis, but most of his time has been spent on a stationary bike. That hasn't sat well with wide receivers coach Kevin Gilbride Jr. or head coach Tom Coughlin, who both insist he needs to practice after missing quite a bit of time last year as well.
But Nicks remains optimistic and told reporters on Friday that he will likely return to full practice "in a day or two," and claims that he and Coughlin are on the same page.
“Just trying to protect myself from myself. I’m so competitive. Something I’d have pushed myself & pushed myself through last year," Nicks said. “[Coach Coughlin and I] talk daily about it. We’re on the same page. [Missing practice] is in the best interests of both sides.”
As far as the public perception, Nicks feels fans have things a bit mixed up.
"They're outsiders looking in," he said. "They don't understand."
Fans only understand what they see, and what they've seen is an oft-injured wide receiver who has not yet been able to string together a full 16 game season. It's gotten to a frustrating point for all of those on the outside looking in because they can clearly see what Nicks brings to the table … when he comes to the table. And that frustration won't subside until he's on the field.
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