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    NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'



    Excerpt: "The New York
    Giants are more well-known for drafting defense. No doubt. Once in a while,
    though, an offensive gem falls their way: Phil Simms, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro,
    Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, Eli Manning…and most recently, Hakeem Nicks.



    Then, there’s times when an undrafted free agent from the “mean streets” of
    Paterson, NJ ends up being an all-out Big Blue phenom.





    Victor
    Cruz
    went to Paterson Catholic High School where he played for the Cougars
    -as WR and DB- and recorded 19 touchdowns in his senior year there (they went
    undefeated). Since last year, I’ve spoken to local kids that went to rival
    schools in Lodi (Rams) and Saddle Brook (Falcons). All comments and memories
    seem to be similar: “that kid was fast,” “man, he burned our DB’s,” “he was hard
    to cover,” “we all knew he would go on to be something, but wow”… Some even said
    he was a quiet, but really, super nice guy. For those of you that aren’t
    familiar with the local area of Paterson, in Passaic County, NJ—do some research
    on it. This last tidbit is a compliment to Cruz’ character.





    From Paterson, Cruz went up to Brighton Academy in Maine for a post-graduate
    semester, then to U Mass where he didn’t start until his Junior year, but
    amassed 131 catches (4th all-time in team history), had 1,958 yards (5th in team
    history behind former NY Giant, Brandon London) and 11 touchdowns.





    Fast forward to 2010’s NFL Draft. No draft day story to tell for Victor
    Cruz
    . The now 25 year-old went undrafted. Not much was heard about him,
    except in local Jersey papers when the Giants signed him. Until August 16, 2010
    and a pre-season game vs. New York Jets. Three insanely convincing touchdowns, 145
    yards and burning speed. All of a sudden, Cruz was the topic around the water
    cooler. For weeks.





    Needless to say, he made the 53-man roster, but in very Giants-like luck, was
    placed on IR after only three weeks into the season with a hamstring injury.





    2011: Fast forward again, but this time through the fun that was the NFL Lockout,
    “training camp” and pre-season. Cruz begins the season listed on the depth chart
    as the #4 wideout behind Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon.
    However, through injuries (shocker), #80 quietly stepped up and confidently grew
    with his quarterback. He remains focused and poised, yet hungry for more. Victor
    Cruz
    (through NFL Week 13) is
    #4 again—in receiving yards in the league. 62 receptions for 1,076 yards and
    seven TDs with four more games to be played.





    So much for the folks who claimed the pre-season Jets game was a one-time
    thing and “just meaningless pre-season highlights.” Hope they’re all watching
    his route-running, his sideline footwork, and his concentration in the huddle.
    There’s probably one more source for intangible information on Victor
    Cruz
    , but he may not want to tell you.





    Right, Nnamdi?"


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Re: NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ:* LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'



    Excerpt:* "The New York
    Giants are more well-known for drafting defense. No doubt. Once in a while,
    though, an offensive gem falls their way: Phil Simms, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro,
    Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, Eli Manning…and most recently, Hakeem Nicks.



    Then, there’s times when an undrafted free agent from the “mean streets” of
    Paterson, NJ ends up being an all-out Big Blue phenom.





    Victor
    Cruz
    went to Paterson Catholic High School where he played for the Cougars
    -as WR and DB- and* recorded 19 touchdowns in his senior year there (they went
    undefeated). Since last year, I’ve spoken to local kids that went to rival
    schools in Lodi (Rams) and Saddle Brook (Falcons). All comments and memories
    seem to be similar: “that kid was fast,” “man, he burned our DB’s,” “he was hard
    to cover,” “we all knew he would go on to be something, but wow”… Some even said
    he was a quiet, but really, super nice guy. For those of you that aren’t
    familiar with the local area of Paterson, in Passaic County, NJ—do some research
    on it. This last tidbit is a compliment to Cruz’ character.





    From Paterson, Cruz went up to Brighton Academy in Maine for a* post-graduate
    semester, then to U Mass where he didn’t start until his Junior year, but
    amassed 131 catches (4th all-time in team history), had 1,958 yards (5th in team
    history behind former NY Giant, Brandon London) and 11 touchdowns.





    Fast forward to 2010’s NFL Draft. No draft day story to tell for Victor
    Cruz
    . The now 25 year-old went undrafted. Not much was heard about him,
    except in local Jersey papers when the Giants signed him. Until August 16, 2010
    and a pre-season game vs. New York Jets. Three insanely convincing touchdowns, 145
    yards and burning speed. All of a sudden, Cruz was the topic around the water
    cooler. For weeks.





    Needless to say, he made the 53-man roster, but in very Giants-like luck, was
    placed on IR after only three weeks into the season with a hamstring injury.





    2011: Fast forward* again, but this time through the fun that was the NFL Lockout,
    “training camp” and pre-season. Cruz begins the season listed on the depth chart
    as the #4 wideout behind Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon.
    However, through injuries (shocker), #80 quietly stepped up and confidently grew
    with his quarterback. He remains focused and poised, yet hungry for more. Victor
    Cruz
    (through NFL Week 13) is
    #4 again—in receiving yards in the league. 62 receptions for 1,076 yards and
    seven TDs with four more games to be played.*





    So much for the folks who claimed the pre-season Jets game was a one-time
    thing and “just meaningless pre-season highlights.” Hope they’re all watching
    his route-running, his sideline footwork, and his concentration in the huddle.
    There’s probably one more source for intangible information on Victor
    Cruz
    , but he may not want to tell you.





    Right, Nnamdi?"

    [/quote]
    The cowboys message boards are most worried about Cruz then anyone else
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
    But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
    4-New York Giants!!!
    5-NE
    Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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    • #3
      Re: NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'

      [quote user="miked1958"][quote user="RoanokeFan"]NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'



      Excerpt: "The New York
      Giants are more well-known for drafting defense. No doubt. Once in a while,
      though, an offensive gem falls their way: Phil Simms, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro,
      Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, Eli Manning…and most recently, Hakeem Nicks.



      Then, there’s times when an undrafted free agent from the “mean streets” of
      Paterson, NJ ends up being an all-out Big Blue phenom.





      Victor
      Cruz
      went to Paterson Catholic High School where he played for the Cougars
      -as WR and DB- and recorded 19 touchdowns in his senior year there (they went
      undefeated). Since last year, I’ve spoken to local kids that went to rival
      schools in Lodi (Rams) and Saddle Brook (Falcons). All comments and memories
      seem to be similar: “that kid was fast,” “man, he burned our DB’s,” “he was hard
      to cover,” “we all knew he would go on to be something, but wow”… Some even said
      he was a quiet, but really, super nice guy. For those of you that aren’t
      familiar with the local area of Paterson, in Passaic County, NJ—do some research
      on it. This last tidbit is a compliment to Cruz’ character.





      From Paterson, Cruz went up to Brighton Academy in Maine for a post-graduate
      semester, then to U Mass where he didn’t start until his Junior year, but
      amassed 131 catches (4th all-time in team history), had 1,958 yards (5th in team
      history behind former NY Giant, Brandon London) and 11 touchdowns.





      Fast forward to 2010’s NFL Draft. No draft day story to tell for Victor
      Cruz
      . The now 25 year-old went undrafted. Not much was heard about him,
      except in local Jersey papers when the Giants signed him. Until August 16, 2010
      and a pre-season game vs. New York Jets. Three insanely convincing touchdowns, 145
      yards and burning speed. All of a sudden, Cruz was the topic around the water
      cooler. For weeks.





      Needless to say, he made the 53-man roster, but in very Giants-like luck, was
      placed on IR after only three weeks into the season with a hamstring injury.





      2011: Fast forward again, but this time through the fun that was the NFL Lockout,
      “training camp” and pre-season. Cruz begins the season listed on the depth chart
      as the #4 wideout behind Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon.
      However, through injuries (shocker), #80 quietly stepped up and confidently grew
      with his quarterback. He remains focused and poised, yet hungry for more. Victor
      Cruz
      (through NFL Week 13) is
      #4 again—in receiving yards in the league. 62 receptions for 1,076 yards and
      seven TDs with four more games to be played.





      So much for the folks who claimed the pre-season Jets game was a one-time
      thing and “just meaningless pre-season highlights.” Hope they’re all watching
      his route-running, his sideline footwork, and his concentration in the huddle.
      There’s probably one more source for intangible information on Victor
      Cruz
      , but he may not want to tell you.





      Right, Nnamdi?"

      [/quote]
      The cowboys message boards are most worried about Cruz then anyone else[/quote]

      At least they're not stupid []
      “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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      • #4
        Re: NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'

        [quote user="RoanokeFan"]NEW YORK GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ: LOCALLY GROWN AND REPPIN'



        Excerpt: "The New York
        Giants are more well-known for drafting defense. No doubt. Once in a while,
        though, an offensive gem falls their way: Phil Simms, Joe Morris, Mark Bavaro,
        Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, Eli Manning…and most recently, Hakeem Nicks.



        Then, there’s times when an undrafted free agent from the “mean streets” of
        Paterson, NJ ends up being an all-out Big Blue phenom.





        Victor
        Cruz
        went to Paterson Catholic High School where he played for the Cougars
        -as WR and DB- and recorded 19 touchdowns in his senior year there (they went
        undefeated). Since last year, I’ve spoken to local kids that went to rival
        schools in Lodi (Rams) and Saddle Brook (Falcons). All comments and memories
        seem to be similar: “that kid was fast,” “man, he burned our DB’s,” “he was hard
        to cover,” “we all knew he would go on to be something, but wow”… Some even said
        he was a quiet, but really, super nice guy. For those of you that aren’t
        familiar with the local area of Paterson, in Passaic County, NJ—do some research
        on it. This last tidbit is a compliment to Cruz’ character.





        From Paterson, Cruz went up to Brighton Academy in Maine for a post-graduate
        semester, then to U Mass where he didn’t start until his Junior year, but
        amassed 131 catches (4th all-time in team history), had 1,958 yards (5th in team
        history behind former NY Giant, Brandon London) and 11 touchdowns.





        Fast forward to 2010’s NFL Draft. No draft day story to tell for Victor
        Cruz
        . The now 25 year-old went undrafted. Not much was heard about him,
        except in local Jersey papers when the Giants signed him. Until August 16, 2010
        and a pre-season game vs. New York Jets. Three insanely convincing touchdowns, 145
        yards and burning speed. All of a sudden, Cruz was the topic around the water
        cooler. For weeks.





        Needless to say, he made the 53-man roster, but in very Giants-like luck, was
        placed on IR after only three weeks into the season with a hamstring injury.





        2011: Fast forward again, but this time through the fun that was the NFL Lockout,
        “training camp” and pre-season. Cruz begins the season listed on the depth chart
        as the #4 wideout behind Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Domenik Hixon.
        However, through injuries (shocker), #80 quietly stepped up and confidently grew
        with his quarterback. He remains focused and poised, yet hungry for more. Victor
        Cruz
        (through NFL Week 13) is
        #4 again—in receiving yards in the league. 62 receptions for 1,076 yards and
        seven TDs with four more games to be played.





        So much for the folks who claimed the pre-season Jets game was a one-time
        thing and “just meaningless pre-season highlights.” Hope they’re all watching
        his route-running, his sideline footwork, and his concentration in the huddle.
        There’s probably one more source for intangible information on Victor
        Cruz
        , but he may not want to tell you.





        Right, Nnamdi?"

        [/quote]

        Keep one thing in mind people, Victor Cruz is a local boy that is good and a home grown Jersey boy. But so is another home grown and local product and his name is Miles Austen.

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