Time for Nicks to get some respect

Hakeem Nicks isn't the fastest wideout, but he has been enormously productive

Originally Published: February 4, 2012
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- All season long, New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has been asked to explain the evolving wonder of salsa king Victor Cruz.

On Sunday, after a heart-stopping 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, Nicks was asked a number of times to describe the game's critical play -- an extraordinary 38-yard, fourth-down pass from Eli Manning to Mario Manningham at the very edge of the field.

Nicks called it the turning point of the game. But when ...

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