First off, Im a huge Cruz fan. And I dont think anyone is saying he was the reason for our woes this year at all. But what you need to understand is while he is a key part of our passing game, he's not the major component in it. And we wouldn't be ruined if he left. We can move on a lot easier losing him, than other guys. People may sound harsh, but after all the business side of the game is just that.But, becasue Cruz MIGHT be leaving, everything that went wrong was his fault, won't be effective on another team, etc.. We tend to distance ourselves from players who either leave or dare to test FA as though they were doing us a personal wrong. How many of us would turn down a multi-year, multi-million $$ offer?
Cruz is a talented player whether he's here or somewhere else. I hope he's here for several more years. But if not, we owe him recognition for what he did while he was here.
Plus how many players leave teams and then turn in mediocre seasons? Happens time and again. No one knows for sure if that'll be the case with Cruz, but there is a lot of instances in the past to where that very well could end up happening.