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RoanokeFan
02-02-2012, 06:41 PM
CRUZ CONTROL: IS VICTOR CRUZ THE NEW AND IMPROVED WES WELKER? (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/cruz_control_is_victor_cruz_the_new_and_improved_w es_welker/9734854)

"We
saw Wes Welker on a 1-15 Miami Dolphins team
drive Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots defense nuts, until
they did
the old trick, “if you can’t beat him, have him join your team”. Welker
redefined the slot position, turning it into a high production safety
net for
Tom Brady. He also had the versatility to slide outside the numbers and
beat top
notch corners. Teams envy such a commodity, something so rare in the NFL
gives a
team a great advantage. Victor Cruz represents the 2.0 version in the
evolution
of the slot position. Coming in at 6’0 205 pounds vs. Welker’s 5’9 185
pounds,
Cruz looks to be the next breed that can dominate a game. Wes Welker
gets by on
great hands and heart, but he won’t outrun many top corners. Cruz, on
the other
hand has the size and speed to cause utter disarray against them. Cruz's
first
blip on the radar came on a Monday night in a 2010 pre-season game
against the
New York Jets when Cruz contributed to the Giants win 31-16 by catching 6
passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. He ended the preseason leading
the NFL
with 297 receiving yards and 4 touchdown catches.


However, Cruz never caught a regular season ball in 2010, injuring a
hamstring and placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.</p>


In 2011, Cruz took full advantage of an injury to Mario Manningham, one of
the Giants starting receivers, and never looked back as he has passed Hakeem
Nicks as Eli Manning’s go to guy in the passing game.</p>


Cruz has had monster season, recording 8 REC, 1536 YDS, 9 TDs, in comparison
to Welker’s 122 REC, 1569 YDS, 9 TDs. Those are elite receiver numbers, and his
ability to take something small and turn it into a huge play emerged as his
trademark.</p>


With Manningham back in the lineup, it allows the Giants to move Cruz inside
and exploit the middle of the field. Linebackers can’t cover him and
3<sup>rd</sup> and 4<sup>th</sup> corners struggle badly against him. He has a
physical style that allows him to break tackles.</p>


Cruz had 91 YDS against the Patriots in their week 9 matchup, and his impact
could be devastating if not given the proper attention."</p>

Voldamort
02-02-2012, 06:43 PM
he will be this sunday gggoooo giants

stormblue
02-02-2012, 06:47 PM
no.

he is the new and improved Steve Smith.

TuckYou
02-02-2012, 06:49 PM
no. he is the new and improved Steve Smith.</P>


Exactly what I was thinking. He is Steve Smith with speed and a better feel for jump balls. His route running is right on par with SS. Damn Steve ran great routes too. Remember that one move he made on the Dallas secondary, it was a double move? Faked that dude out of his shoes. Cruz has that type of movement, but a better dance</P>

RoanokeFan
02-02-2012, 06:53 PM
I think the entire offense is going to show up BIG TIME.

bLuereverie
02-02-2012, 07:01 PM
I think Cruz and Welker are just two different players. However, I do hope that Cruz is able to mimic Welker's annual consistency in production.

gmen0820
02-02-2012, 07:04 PM
Victor Cruz is Victor Cruz, he is his own beast.


And Welker never played on that 1-15 Dolphins team, js.

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-02-2012, 07:21 PM
CRUZ CONTROL: IS VICTOR CRUZ THE NEW AND IMPROVED WES WELKER? (http://www.yardbarker.com/nfl/articles/cruz_control_is_victor_cruz_the_new_and_improved_w es_welker/9734854)

"We saw Wes Welker on a 1-15 Miami Dolphins team drive Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots defense nuts, until they did the old trick, “if you can’t beat him, have him join your team”. Welker redefined the slot position, turning it into a high production safety net for Tom Brady. He also had the versatility to slide outside the numbers and beat top notch corners. Teams envy such a commodity, something so rare in the NFL gives a team a great advantage. Victor Cruz represents the 2.0 version in the evolution of the slot position. Coming in at 6’0 205 pounds vs. Welker’s 5’9 185 pounds, Cruz looks to be the next breed that can dominate a game. Wes Welker gets by on great hands and heart, but he won’t outrun many top corners. Cruz, on the other hand has the size and speed to cause utter disarray against them. Cruz's first blip on the radar came on a Monday night in a 2010 pre-season game against the New York Jets when Cruz contributed to the Giants win 31-16 by catching 6 passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns. He ended the preseason leading the NFL with 297 receiving yards and 4 touchdown catches.


However, Cruz never caught a regular season ball in 2010, injuring a hamstring and placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.</P>


In 2011, Cruz took full advantage of an injury to Mario Manningham, one of the Giants starting receivers, and never looked back as he has passed Hakeem Nicks as Eli Manning’s go to guy in the passing game.</P>


<FONT color=#0000ff size=5>Cruz has had monster season, recording 8 REC, 1536 YDS, 9 TDs</FONT>, in comparison to Welker’s 122 REC, 1569 YDS, 9 TDs. Those are elite receiver numbers, and his ability to take something small and turn it into a huge play emerged as his trademark.</P>


With Manningham back in the lineup, it allows the Giants to move Cruz inside and exploit the middle of the field. Linebackers can’t cover him and 3<SUP>rd</SUP> and 4<SUP>th</SUP> corners struggle badly against him. He has a physical style that allows him to break tackles.</P>


Cruz had 91 YDS against the Patriots in their week 9 matchup, and his impact could be devastating if not given the proper attention."</P>Thats a HUUUUGE YPC!!!! Come to think of it its not even possible...LMAO I know.

bLuereverie
02-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Sure it is. You catch the ball, run toward one endzone, stop at the 1 yard line and run to the other endzone, then repeat.