Tom Coughlin is somewhat legendary for his grumpiness, but his recent criticism of wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has struck some as a bit petty. Nicks chose not to attend voluntary workouts, and Coughlin said he was "disappointed" in the veteran wide receiver. Dan Graziano thinks coaches need to understand that said workouts are voluntary for a reason and that it doesn't necessarily mean that Nicks lacks commitment. The NFL's emphasis on toughness and discipline is well-known, but in situations like this one, the line between expectations and reality is fuzzy.

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