Victor Cruz: Hakeem Nicks Wants To Prove Critics Wrong


They may no longer be teammates, but it’s obvious Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks have a bond that goes beyond the gridiron.

The Giants new No.1 receiver said you could “sense something was off” with Nicks last season and he feels that the criticism that Nicks heard from fans and media had something to do with him having such a poor season.  Cruz says Nicks is hell-bent on “proving those same critics wrong.”

“I mean, anytime people say things like that and try to discuss your character, I think it takes a toll on anyone,” Cruz said, via “I think it did for him, and I think it’s something where he wants to prove people wrong. He wants to show that he’s a team guy, show that he gives his all and everything for his teammates. And I think the fresh start for him in Indy is gonna be just that, so we’ll see how it goes for him.”

Nicks had 56 catches for 896 yards last season.