Cruz has been reprogrammed. With the hiring McAdoo comes a different philosophy. And as the Giants install the new scheme this offseason, Victor Cruz explained the differences through the eyes of a wide receiver. “As far as my route-running was concerned as a slot position [in the past seasons], a lot of my routes were determined against what the secondary was doing, what type of coverage they were in, and that would dictate my route,” Cruz said.
“As far as this offense in concerned, it’s lot more of just ‘your route is your route’ and you can dictate that off the coverage and you know what you have and Eli can find you within those different holes. Now it’s a lot less dependent on what my body language is and Eli reading that. It’s more so him reading the coverage and finding me in those open holes.”