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  • Originally posted by TheEnigma View Post
    http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...iority-sources

    Interesting. This is feeling more and more like the Steelers situation last offseason.
    Inteesting and appropriate that Nicks is our first priority at WR.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    • Originally posted by jomo View Post
      Inteesting and appropriate that Nicks is our first priority at WR.
      agreed

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      • Considering that Nicks contract next year would likely use the Cruz contract as a starting point, this makes sense. Lock up Nicks now, maybe use the new contract to clear up some space and use that to try to sign Cruz. In the end, if you have to choose one or the other, I think Nicks is the right choice, as much as I would like to see them retain both.
        My goal had been to win a championship, work toward the Hall of Fame, have my jersey retired by the team and I`d go in as a lifelong New York Giant, but I`m now resigned to the fact that this won`t happen. -- Michael Strahan, just when you think you're down...

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        • wow, heres a curveball situation i kinda just thought of; could it be possible and make more sense fiscally to actually get nicks deal done now, and then cruz's next season/offseason???

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          • As I have been saying, Nicks is more valuable to this offense than the slot guy is.

            Slot guys are almost plug and play in this system and you can get a 900+ yard guy.

            The outside receiver that forces double teams and STILL gets open? Incredibly hard to find.
            Last edited by slipknottin; 02-03-2013, 12:55 PM.

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            • Originally posted by jomo View Post
              Inteesting and appropriate that Nicks is our first priority at WR.
              This will likely mean Cruz will be sent on his way in 2014 so we need to bring some folks along
              “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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              • When he is healthy he puts up top 10, maybe even top 5 numbers. That's the problem though, he is injured a lot. However, if he can stay healthy and Randle also becomes the same type of WR they have JJ that will benefit greatly. Not saying it will be easy to replace Cruz, but you can see the strategy here.

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                • Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                  wow, heres a curveball situation i kinda just thought of; could it be possible and make more sense fiscally to actually get nicks deal done now, and then cruz's next season/offseason???
                  Coming off a season like he did, Nicks should come cheaper in theory but it's also very possible that the Giants FO feels it can make more progress with Nicks' agent at the current moment than they can with Cruz. There is a legitimate case to be made that Nicks is the better of the two in the Giants mind because of what he did in the SB run and that an offseason of rest will see him return as the beast he was then. We all remember what he did in TB and if not for the injuries, who knows how big of a season he could have had for us.

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                  • Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                    wow, heres a curveball situation i kinda just thought of; could it be possible and make more sense fiscally to actually get nicks deal done now, and then cruz's next season/offseason???
                    That depends on Cruz. He will get tendered which is really a slap in the face, financially speaking. He can only make $2.879M in 2013 and, even if you hate Cruz, that's not commensurate with his skills. It will be interesting to see how this all plays out. This is a shot across the bow for Cruz. It will be interesting to see how they respond. I just don't see him playing here in 2014.

                    He will lose a minimum of $5M due to the tender. There isn't going to be a lot more money available next season to make the CAP more friendly.
                    Last edited by RoanokeFan; 02-03-2013, 01:09 PM.
                    “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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                    • I am glad to see that our FO is locking up the necessary pieces to keep this train moving, as others have said we want Cruz around but I think locking up Nicks should have priority over locking up Cruz.

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                      • Originally posted by ShakeandBake View Post
                        I am glad to see that our FO is locking up the necessary pieces to keep this train moving, as others have said we want Cruz around but I think locking up Nicks should have priority over locking up Cruz.
                        Cruz will find a home someplace when he's an UFA
                        “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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                        • I wonder if they are considering trading Cruz??
                          “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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                          • Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
                            I wonder if they are considering trading Cruz??
                            I doubt it. We'll probably milk out Cruz for his value and if he doesn't want to give us a more fair contract in the eyes of the FO, he'll be allowed to look for a new team. If Cruz puts out another 1k season, that will have been some damn good value the last 3 years.

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                            • i've always said to my friend that Nicks is more important to this offense then cruz, just look how inconsistent our offense was without him.

                              problem is Nicks gotta stay healthy,

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                              • Eh boy.. Worry about Nicks next year, need to lock up Cruz

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