My guess is Gettleman was interested in Nicks only if Nicks was motivated and had his head on straight. Gettleman probably didn't get the impression Nicks was hungry when they met and quickly lost interest.
D-Jax is the only true number 1 available in free agency and I don't have any interest in him. Britt is a #1 when he is on the field, which is rare. Nicks hasn't shown in the past three years he can be a 1 and obviously Gettle feels the same way. Decker, no thanks. Smitty, no longer a 1 and it has been this way for 2 years.
My point is, what should we have done? I bet Cotchery has more yards than Smitty this year and doesn't cap strap us is in the future. The rest of the free agent WRs are getting overpaid.
A #1 WR is like the Supreme Courts definition of pornography - you know it when you see it.
This time of year, you can't read into anything. Some teams spend lots of time with players they aren't interested in to make teams think they are interested, so they can get another player they are really interested in.