Don't start planning for the 2014 NFL draft. Don’t start benching vets for youngsters. And whatever you do Jerry Reese don’t trade Hakeem Nicks.
Because while many fans — and maybe even some in the Giants front office — seem ready to move on to 2014 the Giants’ proud veterans are still playing in 2013. They refuse to believe their winless club a Super Bowl champion just two years ago might consider a sell-off.
“Why would we trade anyone?” safety Antrel Rolle defiantly asked Monday. “I think that’s the least of our worries right now. I think we just need to focus on getting better as a football team. This season’s not over yet.”
Despite Rolle’s confidence several teams reportedly are trying to pick through the 0-6 Giants’ wreckage. The Oct. 29 trade deadline is two weeks away and there’s increasing speculation that Nicks in the last year of his contract could be on his way out.
Nicks acknowledged that he’s heard the rumors and that “business is business” but he stressed t