I like Cruz, don't get me wrong.
But as I have gotten older and wiser(somewhat), I have realized how much of a mega-business the NFL has become since the days of me watching the original miracle at the Meadowlands, the 1986 Superbowl and 1990 Superbowl wins.
The almighty dollar drives this league more than ever. Though loyalty is important to any team or player, sometimes we just have to sit back and realize that we cant have our cake and eat it too.
If we can tender Cruz, keep him this year and get him a new contract during the season, before 2014, that would be ideal. But if we tender him, and team "X" offers him a contract that the Giants cannot match, then we get that 1st rd pick from team "X" and make the most of it. I do NOT by any means, envy any GM in the league when it comes to personnel decisions and the salary cap.
I will be HIGHLY disappointed in Reese & everyone else in the organization if they let Cruz walk.
If Cruz is lost for a first round pick, I'm gonna pity whoever is picked in the first round in his place. Expectations are going to be really high.