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RoanokeFan
07-08-2013, 09:00 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000216824/article/victor-cruz-never-believed-hed-leave-new-york-giants

Excerpt: "Cruz said it was "very important" for him to stay in New York because of his family ties, community work and the Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)' faith in him at the beginning of his career. Although Cruz was free to field offers as a restricted free agent, his understanding is that his agent never received a phone call from another team.

Stuck in negotiations since early last season, Cruz said he realized his agent was doing the best he could and "just felt like it was time" to sign.

"I'm done with the back and forth," Cruz figured. "What's on the table is a really good deal. ... My family is set financially for the rest of my life. That's all I could ask for."

Now that his contract situation is clarified, Cruz's next order of business is to get teammate Hakeem Nicks (http://www.nfl.com/player/hakeemnicks/80672/profile) locked up long term (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000216727/article/hakeem-nicks-giants-future-not-tied-to-cruzs-contract) for a run at "a couple more championships." That will prove more difficult than Cruz landing the NFL's second-richest contract for a slot receiver." Read more...

speedman
07-08-2013, 09:04 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000216824/article/victor-cruz-never-believed-hed-leave-new-york-giantsExcerpt: "Cruz said it was "very important" for him to stay in New York because of his family ties, community work and the Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)' faith in him at the beginning of his career. Although Cruz was free to field offers as a restricted free agent, his understanding is that his agent never received a phone call from another team.
Stuck in negotiations since early last season, Cruz said he realized his agent was doing the best he could and "just felt like it was time" to sign."I'm done with the back and forth," Cruz figured. "What's on the table is a really good deal. ... My family is set financially for the rest of my life. That's all I could ask for."Now that his contract situation is clarified, Cruz's next order of business is to get teammate Hakeem Nicks (http://www.nfl.com/player/hakeemnicks/80672/profile) locked up long term (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000216727/article/hakeem-nicks-giants-future-not-tied-to-cruzs-contract) for a run at "a couple more championships." That will prove more difficult than Cruz landing the NFL's second-richest contract for a slot receiver." Read more...Cruz is no dummy.

RoanokeFan
07-08-2013, 09:11 PM
Cruz is no dummy.

Indeed he's not

jomo
07-08-2013, 09:48 PM
..........and I never believed he'd leave the Giants.

RoanokeFan
07-08-2013, 09:51 PM
..........and I never believed he'd leave the Giants.

Neither did John Mara

giantsfan420
07-08-2013, 10:04 PM
i really enjoy how he displays the whole "they gave me a shot when no one else would and that mattered to me for stayin in NY" mentality/attitude through how he carries himself on and off the field. i dont know why but I always got the feeling (and stated so) that he'd be fair or attempt to be fair I should say, because we were the ones who gave him his chance that he ultimately capitalized on.

RoanokeFan
07-08-2013, 10:11 PM
The end result benefits everyone, excpt the chosen few

J. Tuck Rule
07-08-2013, 10:59 PM
It's nice to see a talented kid from Paterson go from being a nobody to a somebody, without getting too big for his britches. He just earned a lot of respect in this town, not only from what he does on the feild, but from what he does off of it.

Kudos.

Antwuan
07-08-2013, 11:54 PM
Im happy he's still with this team. Go Giants!!!

NYCDBS
07-09-2013, 04:42 AM
Just goes to show that even at his young age he gets it. He's an enormously talented player with a great personality he would be a star anywhere but being a star here is something special. Whatever money he may have left on the table by staying with the Giants is nothing compared to what will come his way if he continues to work hard and succeed here. Just ask Strahan what it means to be loved in this town...

Toadofsteel
07-09-2013, 08:07 AM
Just goes to show that even at his young age he gets it. He's an enormously talented player with a great personality he would be a star anywhere but being a star here is something special. Whatever money he may have left on the table by staying with the Giants is nothing compared to what will come his way if he continues to work hard and succeed here. Just ask Strahan what it means to be loved in this town...

I'm inclined to agree with Cruz... he really didn't want to play anywhere else but here, which is why he told his agent to not go looking for offer sheets from other teams. Cruz has said before that he leaves all the actual negotiating to his agent, and only worries about the football end of things. Cruz himself never stopped wanting to be a Giant For Life, and now he will be pretty much...

RoanokeFan
07-09-2013, 08:49 AM
I'm inclined to agree with Cruz... he really didn't want to play anywhere else but here, which is why he told his agent to not go looking for offer sheets from other teams. Cruz has said before that he leaves all the actual negotiating to his agent, and only worries about the football end of things. Cruz himself never stopped wanting to be a Giant For Life, and now he will be pretty much...

I'm really glad he had the sense to work out as has been reported. There is no alternative to working with Eli but he did arrange to stan in physical shape and worked with QBs and DBs during negotiations. I wonder what that cost him?

GameTime
07-09-2013, 08:57 AM
Glad he is still here whatever his reasons were.

B&RWarrior
07-09-2013, 09:10 AM
Indeed he's not

You let them get off so easy RF. Where all our poster's that burned Cruz in effigy?

LOL we still haven't gotten to training camp. He only missed OTA's.

B&RWarrior
07-09-2013, 09:16 AM
Just goes to show that even at his young age he gets it. He's an enormously talented player with a great personality he would be a star anywhere but being a star here is something special. Whatever money he may have left on the table by staying with the Giants is nothing compared to what will come his way if he continues to work hard and succeed here. Just ask Strahan what it means to be loved in this town...

Strahan held out for top dollar, as any great player should. I'm glad it's over, but if it took longer I still would never be upset at Cruz. I can't blame a person for maximizing once in a lifetime opportunities. Hold outs are just a form of leverage and in business you use any edge you can so long as it's legal. This is business.

Kruunch
07-09-2013, 09:47 AM
I'm kind of annoyed Cruz didnt' hold out longer for that $100MM contract we all know the Raiders were about to offer.

GameTime
07-09-2013, 09:50 AM
I'm kind of annoyed Cruz didnt' hold out longer for that $100MM contract we all know the Raiders were about to offer.
he wants to be a winner....not just rich...lol

Kruunch
07-09-2013, 10:04 AM
he wants to be a winner....not just rich...lol

Bah, winning is overrated. Just ask Gibril Wilson.