Last year, Cruz stepped up big time and helped us beat Philly @ Philly.
Losing Nicks for this game hurts, but it isnt something we can't overcome. The D still has to do its part. On offense, of course we will miss Nicks. But, I believe that the opportunity for a break out game is there. Randle, Barden, and JJ won't have much tape on their previous play bc they haven't reallye ver play that much (aside from Barden last week).
I personally believe Randle can have a breakout game ala Cruz last year. He's been quiet, but from everything I've read, he has an understanding of the offense. He is similar to Nicks in on field play. So, with Cruz getting double covered, Barden and Randle will have legit chances at big plays.
Another candidate is Bennett. Although, it certainly wouldn't surprise me if he had a big game.
Look, the bottom line is we have Eli. We all know how awesome he is (most of us at least). I have faith that he can get Barden/Randle/JJ and even Hixon playing near the level of Nicks. Still have us winning this one.
Side note, we are 6-0 w/o Nicks fwiw
You guys think we got a guy on the roster who can have a Cruz like break out performance vs Philly last year this Sunday night?