Coughlin: Nicks didn’t play because he didn’t practice

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The exact nature of Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks’ groin/abdominal injury isn’t clear, but he was listed as a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday this week and designated as questionable to play against the Cowboys.

Nicks himself was very confident about his chances of playing, though, and assured reporters that he’d be out there for the game. That turned out to be an incorrect assumption on the receiver’s part. Nicks was inactive for the game, which the Giants lost 24-21, and didn’t offer any insight into the reversal when asked about not playing by reporters after the game.

“I don’t really have nothing to say to ya’ll right now,” Nicks said, via Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Coach Tom Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, in his press conference that Nicks didn’t play because he didn’t practice all week. That’s a little bit odd since, as pointed out above, the Giants said that Nicks did practice during the week. Coughlin may have just been exaggerating how limited Nicks was during practices, but the offense didn’t look any worse (or better, for that matter) with Rueben Randle in Nicks’ spot so they may also just be taking a look to the future before Nicks becomes a free agent.

18 responses to “Coughlin: Nicks didn’t play because he didn’t practice

  1. If their plan is to take Randle for a test drive, why not have dealt Nicks for anything at all at the deadline? Doesn’t make any sense.

  2. I never thought I see the day when I would be happy to see the Cowboys win… but… the Giants receivers are too annoying.

  3. Where is your love? Come peeps lets spread some love. Its not like your Giants are going anywhere. Fellas say hi to the Seattle Seahawks!!

  4. I dont think Ahmad Bradshaw practiced for 2 whole seasons, but he was never held out of a game for it. I can say the same for Burress while he was there. Coughlin is full of crap, and his team paid for it today.

  5. As soon as NFL fans and media begin calling for Coughlin’s firing…. he will go on a run and win another Super Bowl.

  6. mikebarnesnarizona says: Nov 24, 2013 8:25 PM

    Where is your love? Come peeps lets spread some love. Its not like your Giants are going anywhere. Fellas say hi to the Seattle Seahawks!!
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    I don’t know any Giants fan who hates the Seabags. In fact, I am pulling for them the rest of the season.

  7. The offense didn’t look any worse without him?

    Did you watch this game? Did you see how Jernigan played? Even the Murphy TD was a broken play made possible Eli.

    We really missed having him out there, and especially when were in the red zone.

  8. jerryreesespieces says: Nov 24, 2013 8:39 PM

    The offense didn’t look any worse without him?

    Did you watch this game? Did you see how Jernigan played? Even the Murphy TD was a broken play made possible Eli.

    We really missed having him out there, and especially when were in the red zone.
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    I have had GIANTS FANS try to tell me that we didn’t miss Nicks. I swear 90% of the people who watch football don’t KNOW football.

  9. Sounds like Nicks had an attitude and Coughlin benched him. Nicks could have looked worse if he was active and didn’t play. This might get ugly this week

  10. Nicks will want too much money for what he is.
    IF he wasn’t injury prone, he would be a top 3 WR.

    As it is, let him go free agency (don’t overpay aka Mike Wallace) and build via the draft.

  11. Nicks didn’t play because he didn’t practice? What about all the other Giants who didn’t practice and still played? Ahmad Bradshaw comes to mind immediately. It seems like Nicks is in TC’s dog house.

  12. Nicks has to go along with : Kiwi, Tuck, Webster, Ross, Diehl, Baas and Snee .. Would love to see Beatty go as well but Reece gave him a ton of money.

    As for Reece you can no change that count down clock to May 8th,.. What stupidity on that Super Bowl Countdown.

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