Eli Manning QB NYG Jan 04 '13
Eli Manning attributed a large portion of the Giants' disappointing 2012 season on offense to having Hakeem Nicks at significantly less than 100 percent.
"I think not having Hakeem 100 percent for most of the season, really the last 10 weeks, can hurt," Eli said. "And he's out there playing hurt, and you love that toughness about it, that he wants to be out there. But it just made it tough when you're starting a receiver who's gotta win one-on-one matchups and your deep threat and your playmaker all of a sudden kinda isn't making the deep plays and the big plays. It can be tough to adjust to that. And I think just our timing was off."