Nicks expects big things in season opener

The Giants offense has been inconsistent throughout the preseason. With Hakeem Nicks back healthy, it should help Big Blue's aerial attack. If No.88 wants a major payday, he will have to put up big stats for the Giants this season.

The New York Giants offense has had a slow start to the 2013 preseason. Since wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has returned to Big Blue's offense he has not been on the same page with quarterback Eli Manning.

Manning had a rough end to the 2012 campaign for the Giants and appears to be still in a funk entering the new season.

This does not have Nicks worried about his quarterback and the offense. He feels like they will return to their explosive form once week one against the Dallas Cowboys rolls around.

"I'm definitely expecting that," Nicks said. "I think once the season starts and like I said, we're going with our full game plan, know we're going to focus on playing a whole game and when we have to get it done, I think we're going to be fine."

Manning looked like he was trying to force the ball to his receivers. An example of this came in the second quarter when No. 10 tried to find his star wide receiver on fourth down at the Jets two yard line.

"I think that was just a play we run it 10 times, I come down with it nine out of 10 times," Nicks said. I'm confident. Eli's confident. We just didn't hit on that one."

Nicks has been nursing a groin injury throughout the preseason and is slowly returning to his regular form.

Nicks is looking for a major pay day since his fellow wide receiver agreed to a contract during the summer. The lengthy target will have to improve on his numbers from last season. He had 53 receptions for 692 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games last season.

The Giants need one of their major threats to work together. So far they have not received a collective effort. Manning connected with Cruz for a 57 yard touchdown during the first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. David Wilson showed he is ready to take the starting running back job by taking an 84 yard run to the house.

It's time for Big Blue's offense to forget their recent struggles and put everything together so they return to their dominant form. Nicks production will be a big reason the Giants either win or lose football games.


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