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Yahoo contributor Jonathan Wagner on Nicks.

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Jon Wagner, Yahoo contributor and the beat writer for New York Sports Day has some pointed things to report about Nicks, and he does mention the Carolina Panthers as a landing spot:

 

 

 

 

 

I can take Nicks or leave him. I followed him fairly closely this past season due to him being on my fantasy team, honestly (before I dropped him).  Yes, Eli had an awful year---that's not to be denied---but Nicks hasn't been a WR1-like for several years now. And the more I hear, the more skeptical (or at least confused) that I become, especially when you factor in his injury history and whether or not that has damaged Nicks irrevocably. But...the thing is a lot of this article points to Nicks' attitude, and that can certainly change. If he would sign a one to three year contract that is commensurate with his production over the years---one that reflects his less than committed attitude and drop-off in production---as a test run that gives us a good sampling of why he is still one of the NFL's best, then I am all for it. When I look at his career in its totality, at this point I don't see WR1 numbers, but WR2 numbers---and effort, so to me that's where the both G-man, Nicks and his agent should be shooting for as it pertains to a contract. If he doesn't want to be fair, then let someone else take the risk. I have trust that G-man will get us right, with or without Nicks.

Say what you want but I'd love to have Nicks.  Maybe he had a rough year.  You don't make it though, into the NFL and have success if have a poor work ethic.   His past despite last year being an anomaly, would point towards a great work ethic. 

 

Nobody knows what happened behind closed doors in NY, so I don't think any of us are qualified to judge Nicks' work ethic and commitment.  Lucky for us we have Gettleman, and if anyone knows Nicks work ethic it would be him.   So if we sign him, that should give us more insight into the true nature of his work ethic in itself.

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gonna be very sad if we dont get nicks. all direction points home. D:

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one thing is certain. nicks is gonna have a lot of explaining to do to GM's about last year.

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Come on, now, Red. Be honest. You said exactly that. Do you really think everyone has forgotten your post that claimed, "Pros: He played at UNC, Cons: He can't play football"?

 

I do like the all new, improved, non-hyperbolic "Red." I agree that we shouldn't break the bank for him, but I do think he can help dramatically improve our offense. That's not to say he will. But he can.

 

I don't recall ever saying anything of the sort. Funny how you can't pull up an actual quote of me saying that.

 

So what was your previous account? Since we obviously know you've been banned before, you clearly aren't new.

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Being Charlotte is his hometown, there would be pride in playing here. I think he is worth a one year deal and see how things would go. Especially having G-man back and calling the shots I feel like he would thrive here. He has friends and family here and if it were me I would want my hometown to get a ring. He could be a stud here with the right attitude and mindset.

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I'd sign him to a 1 year 2 Million dollar deal.

 

You think Nicks would sign that?

 

You sure nobody else would make him a better offer?

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You think Nicks would sign that?

 

You sure nobody else would make him a better offer?

 

That's the thing, people are acting as if he isn't going to be sought after, and that we will hold all the leverage.

 

Every year there are desperate teams, there is virtually no doubt that he will get looks from multiple teams.

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