Let's not make this some conspiracy that absolves Nicks of any blame.
I might buy what you are saying here if he had not been fined by his own team for conduct. Not to mention he couldn't find the end zone, but he wanted to tell the media he is still a top receiver in the NFL. That's a concerning mindset in the midst of a losing season. How will he respond to adversity here?
The guy has talent, that isn't what is up for debate currently, it's what's going on upstairs. Gettleman is going to take a hard look at the whole thing.
I don't think there is anything wrong with Nicks saying he thinks he is still a top receiver. That is a lose-lose situation.