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  • Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

    http://www.giants101.com/2012/04/26/...the-big-bucks/


  • #2
    Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"



    That's very nice indeed, but he is lying through his teeth.




    Every pro athlete plays for the big money.


    Giants fan since the early 80s

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    • #3
      Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

      of course he is probably lying, but it is nice to at least see him saying the right thing. he knows his payday is coming so obviously he is going to play it cool, but at least it gives hope to hanging on to cruz and nicks. i cant see someone like cruz leaving the NY market.

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      • #4
        Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

        haha, come on stop bugging the kid ... go get quotes from Tebow

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        • #5
          Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

          Why does he have to be lying? I agree he's an oddity to say:






          “I don’t want to be the guy that’s going to hold out for money reasons,” Cruz told CBSNewYork.com. “I play this game for the sheer love
          of it. You know, when you were young, you didn’t play this game for money. You
          just play your game. You do what God put you on this earth to do. That’s how I’m
          gonna approach it.”



          He seems to be more business savvy than most professional athletes and he knows his pay day is coming. Everything he has said to date about his contract he has backed up with his actions. He has acknowledged he should be making more money while at the same time assuring he intends to play the game and let the people he has hired to handle his contract do what he's paying them for.



          I like the kid and believe him.

          “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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          • #6
            Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"



            Nothing new here. Vic is smart, as other posters have mentioned. He wasn't given a silver spoon out of college, he wasn't an early pick like Osi, he knows what it's like to truly not have anyone want to pick you for their team.


            I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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            • #7
              Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

              [quote user="ny06"]

              That's very nice indeed, but he is lying through his teeth.




              Every pro athlete plays for the big money.

              [/quote]

              Not true. Every pro athlete may want money, but many dont play the game for that.

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              • #8
                Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                [quote user="Toadofsteel"]

                Nothing new here. Vic is smart, as other posters have mentioned. He wasn't given a silver spoon out of college, he wasn't an early pick like Osi, he knows what it's like to truly not have anyone want to pick you for their team.[/quote]

                All of that AND his mother would kill him []
                “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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                • #9
                  Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                  [quote user="slipknottin"][quote user="ny06"]


                  That's very nice indeed, but he is lying through his teeth.




                  Every pro athlete plays for the big money.




                  [/quote] Not true. Every pro athlete may want money, but many dont play the game for that.[/quote]




                  And you know this how?




                  Your missing the point, athletes get to where they are cause of the sheer love of the game. But once they get into the professional level it's not a game anymore, but a business.


                  Giants fan since the early 80s

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                    [quote user="ny06"][quote user="slipknottin"][quote user="ny06"]


                    That's very nice indeed, but he is lying through his teeth.




                    Every pro athlete plays for the big money.




                    [/quote] Not true. Every pro athlete may want money, but many dont play the game for that.[/quote]




                    And you know this how?




                    Your missing the point, athletes get to where they are cause of the sheer love of the game. But once they get into the professional level it's not a game anymore, but a business.

                    [/quote]

                    I think you may be missing the point. When you get to the NFL the "money" is there to be had depending on your skill sets. The majority of professional football players sign and honor their contracts without any fuss whatsoever. They are playing a game they love and are lucky enough to be paid obscene amounts of money to do just that.
                    “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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                    • #11
                      Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"



                      i think our edge with Victor is that he has become somewhat of a celebrity and his celebrity will always shine brighter in NY




                      if he were to go to KC or St. Louis or Arizona ... he wouldn't get the endorsement opportunities or other TV opportunities as readily




                      so when the time comes that could buy us a slight discount, but you how it goes ... Brandon was Big Blue thru and thru but when we made a offer that was quite a bit less than what he expected ... he got insulted and he probably made up his mind to leave




                      i know it's not a perfect example b/c we may have wanted BJ to leave to make room andopportunityfor younger backs and certainly we will want to keep Cruz around as long as possible

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                      • #12
                        Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                        As much as I love him for saying that, he's not going to skip a 5 million dollar pay day for 500k a year.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                          [quote user="gumby742"]As much as I love him for saying that, he's not going to skip a 5 million dollar pay day for 500k a year.[/quote]

                          Of course he isn't. He is simply saying he will play football while the people he has hired to handle his NFL contract will do that.
                          “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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                          • #14
                            Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                            [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="gumby742"]As much as I love him for saying that, he's not going to skip a 5 million dollar pay day for 500k a year.[/quote]

                            Of course he isn't. He is simply saying he will play football while the people he has hired to handle his NFL contract will do that.
                            [/quote]If only every player approached contract situations this way. Cruz knows he's getting paid and the best thing he could do at this point is focus on working out and staying in tip top shape for next season. Smart kid!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Cruz "I dont play for the big bucks"

                              [quote user="nygpolishpunk"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="gumby742"]As much as I love him for saying that, he's not going to skip a 5 million dollar pay day for 500k a year.[/quote]

                              Of course he isn't. He is simply saying he will play football while the people he has hired to handle his NFL contract will do that.
                              [/quote]If only every player approached contract situations this way. Cruz knows he's getting paid and the best thing he could do at this point is focus on working out and staying in tip top shape for next season. Smart kid!
                              [/quote]

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                              “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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