Just my 2 cents!!! I feel that the production of Cruz will be very hard to duplicate, if the Giants try to duplicate it with 2 or 3 different players consictency will be affected. Im sure you all know that Eli needs a go to guy, that go to guy over the last 2 years has been Cruz. Eli trusted Cruz especially on 3rd down.
Yae I know Cruz had some problems (A Few) with hearing footsteps last season. With Hakeem Nicks injury problems since becoming a Giant, Cruz can and has proven that he can be that guy. What other Wide Out can you say is talented enough to do that on this team at this time?? If we draft one, we all know that because of the difficulty and intricasies of Gilbrides Offense , we'd be lucky to have one surpass the learning curve to be ready by say mid season. Cruz at this point in time is irreplaceable as far as this offense is concerned. I know that that statement is pretty bold, but past history has proven that our Offense takes a very long time to comprehend.
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When you have 2 Wide Outs that can arguably be #1 recievers in this league someone will be open 85% of the time. Yes Cruz;s numbers were down and here is why.
WIthout Nicks on the field and when he was on the field he couldn't run flat out and his cuts were lame as all hell, so the Defenses that the Giants played, shifted their coverage to Victor Cruz. He was DOUBLED On every play and alot of the time the other safety was underneath. (Cruz beat the coverage more times than not) The reason being for that is because RANDLE didnt scare anyone. So defenses Singled up on Randle and put their BEST CORNER on Cruz With a Safety Doubleing him up, and more times that not the other Safety was playing underneath. There it is plain and Simple as to why Cruz's numbers were down. Trust me no one fears any of our Backup Recieversin this league
Cruz and Nicks on the field at the same time (when Nicks is healthy) scares Defense's. Those 2 recievers are arguably the best Wide Reciever tandem in the league. Although BOTH NICKS AND CRUZ's numbers were down this season (Mostly because Nicks was hurt) but if your going to look at numbers you have to look at the WHOLE PICTURE and why the numbers were down.
Numbers/Stats NEVER NEVER tell the whole story or address the BIG PICTURE.
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