Found November 07, 2012 on Steelers Depot:
New York Giants wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz made it a point to say prior to their Sunday game that the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs get away with holding too much. The Steelers of course wound up winning the game and on Wednesday it was Ike Taylor that was holding an award after being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Taylor did have an interception in the game and he only allowed one reception out of four passes thrown in his direction. He also dropped another interception in the end zone on the play that ended with safety Ryan Clark unjustly being penalized Read more [...]

Breaking Down The Interception By Ike Taylor Against The Giants

I have had a few request to break down the first quarter play in the Pittsburgh Steelers game this past Sunday against the New York Giants that resulted in cornerback Ike Taylor picking off quarterback Eli Manning. Below are two animated gifs from the All-22 view that will help you see what really happened on the play. The Giants are in 21 personnel with the fullback lined...

Hakeem Nicks: Stats are for girls

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has been battling knee and foot injuries all season long, and as a result he has not been able to provide much for Eli Manning and his team’s offense. The Giants have struggled on offense as of late, and one of the reasons has been Nicks’ inability to separate from defenders as he seems to always be either out or limited in practice...

Hakeem Nicks: 'Stats is for girls'

The Giants wide receiver has experienced a precipitous drop in his numbers the past few weeks and tried to explain it away by saying "stats is for girls."

Hakeem Nicks Not Practicing Wednesday

New York Giants wideout Hakeem Nicks (knee) will not practice on Wednesday, according to beat writer Ralph Vacchiano and there are indications that his knee has swelled up since Sunday's game against Pittsburgh.Fantasy Spin:Injuries have killed Nicks' fantasy season save for Week 2 against Tampa Bay (10-199-1). Over the past four games he's hauled in just 13 passes for...

Hakeem Nicks Limited Thursday

New York Giants wideout Hakeem Nicks (knee) got in a limited practice session with his left knee heavily wrapped Thursday. SOURCE: Jenny Vrentas, Newark Star-LedgerFantasy Spin:Nicks will probably play Sunday against the Bengals but he's going to be difficult to start in fantasy until his knee improves. The Giants wideout has just 153 yards over his last four games since returning...

With Swelling Down, Giants Optimistic Nicks Will Play…

Hakeem Nicks has been a disappointment to say the least. One of the tough choices many fantasy football owners had to make in the 2012 draft was Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks. No one thought that one option would be so clearly superior to the other. The good news for Nicks owners is that the knee swelling that has been keeping him out of practice is gone. The Giants expect Nicks...

The Terrible Podcast – Steelers Talk & Chiefs Game Preview With Bob Fescoe Episode

Season 3, Episode 39 of The Terrible Podcast is up and co-host David Todd and mop up some discussion left from the Pittsburgh Steelers win Sunday over the New York Giants. We move on to talk about the injuries heading into this week and how with Antonio Brown being down will force the Steelers to make a roster move by the end of the week. Who gets cut to make room for David Gilreath...

On Hakeem Nicks And Whether Stats Are For Girls (you know, gettin’em)

  NY Giants WR Hakeem Nicks isn’t worried about stats because he has enough women. Possibly five! Earlier today, NY Giants WR Hakeem Nicks was quoted as saying “stats are for girls” as in guys who care about stats are only interested in showing them off. Lost in the fury is the greater point that stats are meaningful but often not as meaningful as people think. With the pervasiveness...

Giants Injury Report: Hakeem Nicks, Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Snee

A trio of starters for the New York Giants didn’t practice yesterday, including wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, running back Ahmad Bradshaw and offensive lineman Chris Snee, reports Ohm Youngmisuk of Nicks didn’t appear on the team’s injury report last week before playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He dealt with swelling in his surgically repaired foot...

Victor Cruz says Hurricane Sandy was a distraction

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz told Mike Francesa on 660 WFAN that even though some of his teammates haven’t admitted it, Hurricane Sandy was a distraction for them last week. Victor Cruz on WFAN: The storm was “a little bit of a distraction.” Most other players insisted it was not at all. — Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) November 6, 2012 I believe the storm was...

Ryan Clark Has No Regrets For His Hit On Victor Cruz

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark has no regrets for the hit that he put on New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz in the end zone this past Sunday, and he even thinks that it might have gotten into the head of Cruz in addition. Clark, who was unjustly flagged for the hit when the official thought that he went helmet-to-helmet on the Giants wide receiver, gave Jay Glazer...

Ryan Clark says he intimated Victor Cruz after popping him

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark told Jay Glazer on the NFL Network’s NFL Total Access show that after he got flagged for hitting Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz in the end zone during last week’s game, Cruz was intimidated for the remainder of the game. “The reason I don’t regret it, later on in the third quarter Victor Cruz had the opportunity to catch a crossing...
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