On Sunday, Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks returned to his hometown of Charlotte to face the Panthers. And Nicks caught as many passes as every other Charlotte native. Combined. Living and dead.
Nicks was targeted once, with no catches.
After the game, Nicks addressed the troubling absence of production during a contract year.
“It’s part of the game,” Nicks said, via Charles Chandler of the Newark Star-Ledger. “You’ve got to control what you can control. I can’t throw it to myself.”
As Bob Glauber of Newsday explained during PFT Live, the lack of production indeed had less to do with Nicks (who missed Friday’s practice for personal reasons) and more to do with Eli Manning’s inability to buy time to throw.