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Moving Nicks 'a dagger' for Big Blue

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07:17 AM ET 10.15 | At 0-6, the Giants have drawn the eyes of the vultures. [Several teams are] reportedly ready to see if they can pick off Hakeem Nicks. And with the receiver unsigned beyond the end of this season, the Giants might have to at least listen to offers. But if they do trade Nicks, or any other veteran player, they'll have to consider what it would do to their already fragile locker room. According to Brandon Jacobs, such a move would be a "dagger" to a team that already has enough daggers in its heart. ... [Maybe] it might make sense for the Giants to at least explore the trade market -- although for a rental of a receiver who may need several weeks to learn a new offense, several NFL sources believe the most Nicks would bring in return is a mid-round pick (third or fourth) in the NFL draft.

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October 15, 2013  08:03 AM ET

Does it make a difference if you stab something that is already dead? At 0 - 6 the Giants' season is over. If you can resign Nicks, do it now. If not, get something for him to help with the rebuild.

October 15, 2013  08:14 AM ET
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Does it make a difference if you stab something that is already dead? At 0 - 6 the Giants' season is over. If you can resign Nicks, do it now. If not, get something for him to help with the rebuild.

They could end up 9-7, be in the playoffs, win the Superbowl. Dejavu all over again. Tee hee. And their opponent could be the Jets.

October 15, 2013  08:19 AM ET

So Brandon Jacobs is now the voice of the Giants? That explains a lot.

October 15, 2013  08:21 AM ET
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So Brandon Jacobs is now the voice of the Giants? That explains a lot.

I thought that was ironic too! But damn funny.

October 15, 2013  08:28 AM ET

While your at it move Jacobs as well!!! Play the Young guys!

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October 15, 2013  08:46 AM ET

Here is why it makes no sense. Now listen up clowns that write these stories. If , and they most likely will, lose him in free agency, then he will get a big enough deal that they would get a compensatory third round pick in next years draft regardless. Got it? Sooooo, you there is no point to trading him for a third or FOURTH round pick now as the writer claims is all they would get.

October 15, 2013  08:53 AM ET

I don't think they'll trade him.

October 15, 2013  09:09 AM ET

I'd move Tuck. He's useless and expensive. Won't get more than a 6th but save some cash.

October 15, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Or really blow it up and trade Eli. Asante Samuels holds on to the ball one year and Welker the next than he's 0-2 in Super Bowls. As it is, they've won 2 with him and he's 32, if they can get a few picks start over. With out Coughlin.

October 15, 2013  09:16 AM ET

In an interview, Nicks said he would be open to a trade this season and then re-signing with the Giants next season, mainly because he likes playing with Eli. So there is a very optimistic and probablyunlikely chance that the Giants could have their cake and eat it too. You never know.

October 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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Or really blow it up and trade Eli. Asante Samuels holds on to the ball one year and Welker the next than he's 0-2 in Super Bowls. As it is, they've won 2 with him and he's 32, if they can get a few picks start over. With out Coughlin.

Too funny. Never start a historical review with the word " IF." That will get you shelved in the Fiction section.

October 15, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Or really blow it up and trade Eli. Asante Samuels holds on to the ball one year and Welker the next than he's 0-2 in Super Bowls. As it is, they've won 2 with him and he's 32, if they can get a few picks start over. With out Coughlin.

Ifs. Buts. Candy. Nuts. Merry Christmas.

You know the deal.

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October 15, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Hakeem is GONE. He would not resign with the giants even if they would give him a contract. He will be a free agent and get the contract he's looking for elsewhere.

October 15, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Or really blow it up and trade Eli. Asante Samuels holds on to the ball one year and Welker the next than he's 0-2 in Super Bowls. As it is, they've won 2 with him and he's 32, if they can get a few picks start over. With out Coughlin.

The Giants won two Super Bowls because they made some key plays (Tyree reception, Manningham reception) and the Patriots didn't. That's what wins close games.

October 15, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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The Giants won two Super Bowls because they made some key plays (Tyree reception, Manningham reception) and the Patriots didn't. That's what wins close games.

I hate to say it, but he's right.

And, they won the battle in the trenches.

October 15, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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I'd bench him. Forget trading him. Teach this boy a lesson. "You wanna quit on routes pal, you gonna sit"

Damn straight, a pet peeve of mine.

October 15, 2013  11:55 AM ET

Trade him now befor he walks .....Giants ned all the draft picks they can get to rebuild.....besides its working out in Cleveland with themtrading T.Richadson.

 
October 15, 2013  11:57 AM ET

.......and I bet New England would like to talk to the Gants about a possible trade.

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