- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- That Hakeem Nicks couldn't make things work in 2014 with Indianapolis is an indictment of him to plenty of people.
A receiver with anything left, after all, would be productive working with Andrew Luck, right?
Working mostly as a starter for the Tennessee Titans right now, Nicks said his Indianapolis experience wasn't about the quarterback, it was about the scheme.
Pep Hamilton's Colts offense wasn't a very good fit for his skills, Nicks said, but Ken Whisenhunt's scheme is.
"It's more one-on-one, trips backside, vertical throw, shallow-cross game, that's more of my style if you look at my past history, where I excelled," Nicks said.
He went over 1,000 yards receiving in 2010 and 2011 with the Giants, but has fallen off since then. In New York, he pushed back from injuries too quickly in the years that followed. As he struggled with the scheme in Indy, he had a 38-catch, 405-yard, four-touchdown season.
The Titans have Kendall Wright as their primary receiver and things are up in the air after that. A resurgence from Nicks would be big since Justin Hunter remains unproven, Dorial Green-Beckham will likely need some time and Harry Douglas has had a great deal of his success out of the slot.
Nicks had to leave practice Satuday to get a couple IVs to alleviate cramps. But he said he's looking forward to getting in pads Sunday morning.