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RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 06:51 PM
GIANTS' KEVIN GILBRIDE SAYS VICTOR CRUZ "HASN'T MISSED A BEAT" THIS OFFSEASON (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/05/giants_kevin_gilbride_says_vic.html)

"Imagine if someone had told Kevin Gilbride at this point last year Victor
Cruz would be the most accomplished of the Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants)’ healthy wide receivers right
now.


“Amazing,” Gilbride said while shaking his head today during a session with
reporters. “Amazing.”</p>


With <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/05/giants_hakeem_nicks_fractures.html">Hakeem
Nicks out for about three months with a broken foot</a> and Mario Manningham now
with the San Francisco 49ers, Cruz’s 82 receptions for a franchise-record 1,536
yards last season make him the veteran to which all the younger players are
looking this time of year.</p>


Cruz doesn’t have a long track record of success, which means even Gilbride
wasn’t sure how he’d return this offseason and whether the proverbial lightning
would escape the bottle Cruz was holding.</p>


Apparently, that hasn’t been the case at all.</p>

“It took him a while to get going (last season). He didn’t start the year
real well and then all of a sudden, in that Philadelphia (Eagles) game, <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/09/giants_victor_cruz_makes_waves.html">he
made two phenomenal plays for us</a>,” Gilbride said today. “But truly in the
beginning of the year, every play was an adventure. He was either going to be
right or awfully wrong but got better and better and better at eliminating the
mistakes.</p>


“That's what's nice about now. It's like he hasn’t missed a beat.”</p>


That’s an encouraging sign for the Giants. It means, despite Cruz’s busy
offseason schedule making appearances all over the place, he’s remained in shape
and has stayed mentally sharp. While he hasn’t made many big plays in the OTAs
open to the media so far, he’s carrying out his assignments as well as he did
late in the season.</p>


So instead of <a href="http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/08/giants_victor_cruz_aiming_to_c.html">getting
berated by Gilbride on the sideline</a>, he’s being praised in the coordinator’s
interviews.</p>


“Where he was at the end of the year, in terms of, ‘I’m going to do the right
thing...’ I think he proved he's a special guy inside,” Gilbride said. “He's a
special guy inside as a slot receiver and now he has the chance to be playing
some outside.”</p>

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 07:41 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

TuckYou
05-30-2012, 07:50 PM
I laugh at people calling him a one year wonder. He is going to do the same thing and not even think about his contract.

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 07:54 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER. Nicks' injury alters the equation.

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 07:59 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER.* Nicks' injury alters the equation.


Id say thats accurate. They must have faith that randle, hixon, barden, or jj can be successful outwide so playing cruz outwide wouldnt be bc of necessity but bc to use it to our advantage

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 08:05 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER. Nicks' injury alters the equation.


Id say thats accurate. They must have faith that randle, hixon, barden, or jj can be successful outwide so playing cruz outwide wouldnt be bc of necessity but bc to use it to our advantage

It's nice of you to include Barden [;)]

FBomb
05-30-2012, 08:07 PM
How can we take this seriously when we all know Gilbride is an idiot? [:)]

RoanokeFan
05-30-2012, 08:10 PM
How can we take this seriously when we all know Gilbride is an idiot? [:)]

and an imgrate!

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 08:17 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER.* Nicks' injury alters the equation.


Id say thats accurate. They must have faith that randle, hixon, barden, or jj can be successful outwide so playing cruz outwide wouldnt be bc of necessity but bc to use it to our advantage

It's nice of you to include Barden [;)]


Haha. Im going down with the barden ship lol

Mod_C
05-30-2012, 08:18 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER. Nicks' injury alters the equation.


Id say thats accurate. They must have faith that randle, hixon, barden, or jj can be successful outwide so playing cruz outwide wouldnt be bc of necessity but bc to use it to our advantage

It's nice of you to include Barden [;)]


Haha. Im going down with the barden ship lol

Put your swimmies on [;)]

giantsfan420
05-30-2012, 09:10 PM
With a qb like eli, all the wr really needs to do is be in the right place. Eli can take care of the rest.

Cruz clearly, like in ur face clear, has the physical tools and skillset to be a special wr. If he can maintain the mental aspect of it, he will fulfill every drop of his potential.

Its interesting tho, from what ive read and heard from kg, he has continually repeated cruz in the slot. He mentions cruz will get the chance to play on the perimeter...it was being assumed by many including me that cruz was clearly the other perimter wr, maybe we jumped the gun on that. We assumed cruz would get as many snaps outwide as inside and that may not be the case at all

Everything being equal, Gilbride sees Cruz the THE SLOT RECEIVER.* Nicks' injury alters the equation.


Id say thats accurate. They must have faith that randle, hixon, barden, or jj can be successful outwide so playing cruz outwide wouldnt be bc of necessity but bc to use it to our advantage

It's nice of you to include Barden [;)]


Haha. Im going down with the barden ship lol

Put your swimmies on* [;)]


Lol