Not to mention age and speed separate them.. Cruz still has more room to grow potential wise... Although he may never replicate his sophomore season #'s. by he can definitely get more consistent with he silly drops making a move before he secures the catch. I also still believe that He has a lot of room to improve an area of blocking...
Are we really nitpicking about the age and maturity and drops... You want to point to a negative in Cruz's game, fine, cite a few more drops than average. How many positives does he bring to the table, talents that are not found in too many receivers? On his current climb he will easily be the best slot receiver in the NFL for the next several years. While maybe we can do as well with a less skilled slot WR, it doesnt mean Cruz himself is easily replaceable.
Not injury prone, big game performances, very likeable, local product... I would be very upset if he didnt stay here long term.
Problem is I would be equally upset about Nicks, and I'm not sure they can get both locked up long term.
Last edited by GiantsInSB38; 04-10-2013 at 11:22 AM.
It doesn't matter what the statistics say about these other receivers. Cruz needs to focus more on catching the football. For 2 season's in a row he's had the habit of taking his eyes off of the ball too soon, and it's resulted in a lot of easy catches that were dropped. . It's an area that Cruz needs to be more consistent in.
Last edited by Marvelousmik; 04-10-2013 at 12:07 PM.
Don't take it personal, we're just debating.