NY Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks hoping to improve game for good contract
That isn’t exactly happening for Nicks, who isn’t getting a career high season for renewal. Although his performance isn’t bad with nine games in, they aren’t good enough for last contract year. He has 570 yards for 38 catches. Even though they fall in the safe category and are actually good, Nicks isn’t happy with them. But his touchdowns on the other hand are another story. They are currently zero as they head into the game against Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said that Nicks performance would be analyzed and then they would decide his fate at the end of season.
"He's trying. We'll see at the end of the year where we're at with him, but I think he's trying his butt off. He's working like crazy. I'm very proud of his effort and his determination to be a focal point of our offense, which is good,” he said. “You need as many guys when those one on one chances are there, that they're good enough to win for you. We'll never be as good a team if he doesn't become that kind of player for us.”
He has been putting extra effort in his games and it is visible in his performance. Just in the previous two games he has 100 yards for 11 catches. And if history is right, he shines exceptionally versus the Green Bay Packers. He has played four times against them in his career and has 5 touchdowns and 23 catches for 423 yards.
"You hope that some of those plays will unveil themselves come Sunday. I certainly think it will, but you wait and see what takes place,” Gilbride said. “As much as that I think he's caught the ball well, the cold weather hasn't bothered him when we've gone up there. He's got those big paws, he reaches up and grabs the ball.”
“He's run very well after the catch and he's made some huge plays for us because of that."