This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.
The adaptation of the Colts offense has had to adjust quite a bit over the last few weeks.
With the injuries to Ahmad Bradshaw and Reggie Wayne, the Colts skill group has been forced to throw some different looks out there lately.
That has seen a diminished role for Hakeem Nicks compared to what the Colts free agent signee saw early on in the season.
Nicks came into Sunday catching just three passes in over a month.
On Sunday though, Nicks caught two balls for 44 yards, which ties the second most receiving yards he has had in 2014.
His afternoon began with a 26-yard touchdown early in the second quarter where Nicks showed a nice ability to run after the catch and get into the end zone for his fourth score of the year.
Then on the Colts next touchdown drive there was Nicks showing his ability to go up and get it, something coveted during the free agency period, with an 18-yard sideline grab.
With the extra attention building each week for T.Y. Hilton, there will inevitably be favorable matchups for the Colts offense going forward.
“I just wanted to go out there and make plays and they called my number and I showed up,” Nicks said after the Colts 17-10 victory.
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