To me, Cruz's 2012 was an absolute validation of his 2011 season. Expecting 1500 yards was unrealistic. But the fact that he had 1000 yards+ and 10 TD's was impressive.
OK...he's not perfect. But he's probably the best slot receiver we've ever had and a great playmaker.
So the notion that the 500 yard drop from 11 to 12, shows some indication that he's not the player we thought he was, is misguided.