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Maclin's been very good but has Nicks been better? Scott Cunningham/Getty Images
Way back in 2009, the Philadelphia Eagles were coming off another NFC Championship game loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Brian Westbrook had an injury-plagued year, Brian Dawkins, Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas were let go and they were armed with two first round draft picks.
The Eagles traded one of those first-rounders to acquire Jason Peters, a move everyone will agree worked out. But that wasn’t the only move the Eagles made in the first round.
The Eagles packaged the 21st pick with a sixth-rounder to move up to 19. They ultimately moved up to select wide receiver Jeremy Maclin. It is hard to believe, but even in wide receiver-crazed Philadelphia, fans were stunned by the move.
Maclin was a small, speedy receiver, but the Eagles already had similar players in DeSean Jackson and Kevin Curtis. Many fans wanted tight end Brandon Pettigrew, and some wanted another wide receiver. Hakeem Nicks.
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BEST OF MAXIM
TweetNumber 88 at it again, video of Hakeem Nicks 66 yard TD score against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs.
Last week the New York Giants receiver had a 72 yard touchdown vs the Atlanta Falcons.
Nicks and the rest of the Giants wide outs are a handful for any team to defend. A short pass can go a long way. Here is the video of the Hakeem Nicks 66 yard touchdown...
Giants make the big catches, while drops doom lauded Green Bay receivers
CHUCK IT AND PRAY
Hakeem Nicks may have some of the ginormous hands, but it was his facemask that saved the day and the half for the New York Giants on this final seconds Hail Mary. Eli Manning could do nothing more but grin (No Manning Face, yet?) as he headed to halftime with a 20-10 lead against the, supposibly, elite Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. The NFL Playoffs, where expectations is...
Hakeem Nicks already has done more in the Giants' two playoff wins than many receivers do in an entire playoff run. But as impressive as Nicks' 13 catches for 280 yards and four touchdowns -- including that spectacular 37-yard reception on a Hail Mary with no time left in the first half against the Packers -- the Giants' third-year wideout says there's plenty more...
Nicks showing Giants ability in playoffsAPBy Mark Hale - NY Post 1/17/12
COREY SIPKIN/ NEW YORK DAILY NEWSVictor Cruz looks skyward as the Giants upset the top-seeded Packers. Hakeem Nicks' (below) incredible helmet catch - a near repeat of David Tyree's Super Bowl grab - sparks Big Blue to victory on Sunday.By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 1/16/12
On a frigid day at Legendary Lambeau Field the Packers and the Giants battled it out with a spot in the conference championship on the line. The Giants came into the game with all the momentum (with Green Bay coming off a bye) after handing the Falcons a beating last week in the Wild Card round, and they capitalized early with an impressive opening drive which resulted in three points...
Hakeem Nicks incredible catch off the front of his helmet gave the New York Giants a 20-10 halftime lead over the Green Bay Packers and brought back memories of the Eli Manning to David Tyree catch that led to a Giants Super Bowl championship four years ago.
While not as dramatic as Tyree's legendary catch against the New England Patriots, Hicks' 37-yard touchdown catch...
COREY SIPKIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWSHakeem Nicks reels in a Hail Mary pass from Eli Manning at the end of the first half to help the Giants beat Charles Woodson (r.) and the Packers and advance to the NFC Championship.By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 1/16/12
Helmet catches anyone?Hakeem Nicks certainly obliged when he caught a 37 yard Hail Mary pass in the end zone with 0:00 on the clock in the second quarter to give the Giants a 20-10 lead over the once unstoppable Green Bay Packers. The Packers shot themselves in the foot all day; they looked rusty after taking the last two weeks off, made uncharacteristic mistakes, and topped off...
I apologize for being late with this entry as the reality of the Giants heading to the NFC Championship hasn’t fully hit me yet. (While also being busy otherwise)
It’s still utterly amazing to see how this team transformed from a bumbling, loosely organized unit into perhaps the most balanced team still left in the playoffs.
It all came to fruition in Sunday’s glorious victory...
A 7-7 start while the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers were soaring to the NFC’s top seed with just a single loss? The New York Giants had the NFL’s best team right where they wanted them.
Going from late-season mediocrity to surprisingly appearing in championship games is becoming a habit for the Giants. Four years after taking down the undefeated New England...