Nicks on Jets: They like the limelight

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks pushes

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks pushes away from New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung during the second half of the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game. (Feb. 5, 2012) (Credit: AP )

It’s back to work day for New York’s football teams. And that means it’s back to those two teams talking about each other. In fact, Hakeem Nicks got a bit of a jump on the process when he was on WFNZ in Charlotte on Friday.

“We look at it like the Jets…they can get the credit,” Nicks said when asked about all the headlines the cross-town rivals have received this offseason while the Giants tried to figure out how to fit another Lombardi Trophy in their lobby. “They like being in the limelight. We feed off of our coach. Our coaches [say] don’t talk and play the game. I think that is what we feed off of. We know what we are capable of doing. We don’t gotta sit here and boost ourselves up. We’ll go out there and prove out on the field. That’s what we did.”

Nicks also covered a few other topics.

He was asked how he compares to some of the league’s top receivers such as Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson.

“I don’t feel like I am too far,” he said. “They got some years on me. It comes with respect. You gotta respect that, but I don’t feel like physical wise – the way I play and statistically I feel like I can compete on a level like that. I don’t really look into obviously not look into being the best for myself, but to contribute to my team the best way possible.”

He was also asked about the possibility of playing for the Panthers if/when he becomes a free agent after 2013. That’s his hometown team.

“You never know what the future holds,” he said. “That’s all I will say. You never know what the future will hold. Right now I am a New York Giant and it’s going to be like that for the next two seasons and I really can’t speak out on that.”

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