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    CRUZ EXPECTS NICKS TO BE READY FOR OPENER

    "Victor Cruz expects No. 88 to be lined up on the outside on
    opening night.

    After seeing fellow receiver Hakeem
    Nicks
    at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, Cruz believes Nicks will be on
    the field when the Giants host the Cowboys to open the season. Nicks is
    currently sidelined after having surgery on his foot this offseason and is
    aiming to be back when the Giants take on their rivals on Sept. 5.

    "He
    looks good. He's walking again on his own so that's definitely a good sign,"
    Cruz said at the Queens Theatre at a Time Warner Cable event to promote "Victor
    Cruz: Out of the Blue," the wideout's new memoir. "He told me he'll be ready and
    he told me he'll take training camp to continue rehabbing and continue to get
    his foot back right, but I definitely expect him to be ready by game one."


    BACKING HIS QUARTERBACK: Like all of the Giants who
    heard former receiver Amani Toomer say Tony
    Romo
    is the best quarterback in the NFC, instead of Eli
    Manning
    , Cruz questioned why Toomer would make those statements. The
    receiver actually caught up with the former Giants star at the ESPYS and stood
    up for Manning.

    "I was like 'Toom, what's up man? What you got against
    us? What did we do to you? Didn't we win you a Super Bowl? Like, come on," Cruz
    said. "I kept it short and sweet with him because I wasn't too happy with him at
    the time."

    NO BOUNTY: Cruz was asked if he thought the
    Saints targeted him as part of their bounty program. The receiver said he didn't
    believe he was targeted, but after reviewing the film, he said "there were a
    couple of iffy situations."

    SALSA ORIGIN: Cruz
    explained the origin of the Salsa dance, saying that former quarterbacks coach
    Mike Sullivan told the receiver he needed to do something to
    honor his heritage if Cruz scored in his first start against Philadelphia.


    "My first catch, I'm going up the sideline, shaking two defenders and
    I'm like 5 yards away from the end zone and the first thing I thought of was not
    that this is my first touchdown or anything like that. I'm like, man, I have to
    do this dance now," Cruz said. "I promised coach I would do it so I was like
    here goes nothing and I put the ball down and I started doing the salsa."


    PROPS FROM REVIS: When the Jets played the Giants on
    Dec. 24, after a week full of trash talk, Jets corner Darrelle
    Revis
    asked Cruz to clarify comments he had made, which Cruz did. Cruz
    went on to score during the game, and when Revis saw Cruz the next night, he
    gave the receiver credit.

    "He was like 'man, you're a heck of a player
    and keep doing your thing, stay humble, I've been watching you this season, keep
    doing your thing, good luck in the playoffs,'" Cruz said. "That was cool for him
    to be humble about it and really respect my game and come up to me as a man and
    tell me how much he respected my game, as much as I respected his throughout the
    year, that was definitely a cool moment."
    “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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