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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondring View Post
    Hey you and I agree with about how much he is worth. Without other talent on the field, defense can zero on him like they did when Plax got a new contract in 08.

    When the Giants used Hixon a hot receiver in 08, the offense was more explosive. Then the Giants for some stupid reason used the two back set a lot like a fool and soon the offense was weak and predictable.
    But do you honestly agree with the Steve Smith comparison? Steve Smith lacked many attributes that Cruz has proved to have. Cruz is also just as good a route runner as Smith was. Obviously defenses can zero in on him when Nicks is hurt...he's not a strong physical receiver that can out muscle you outside the hash marks. However, he does have strong hands and he is great at grabbing the ball at its highest point. Additionally, this was Cruz's first year without Nicks for most of the year and our receiving core was lacking due to Mario's departure as well as a rookie in Randle, Hixon not being able to fill the void, and experiments with Barden and Jernigan. Add in a shaky Eli and you have a mediocre passing game that teams could chime in on.

    I'm not saying break the bank on Cruz, but the FO has offered Cruz what they deem reasonable and aren't willing to extend beyond that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback98 View Post
    Cruz didn't show up for the off field activities today which shows you what type of teammate he is. The guy is a solid slot but that is it. Not sure why so many giants fans are in love with the guy. Drops balls week in and week out and last few weeks of season was worried about getting hit while running routes. Hoping some team offers him big money and we get our 1st round draft pick. Anyone remember a guy named Steve Smith? Was all world in Giants offense and now I think he coordinates water bottle pickup for the Bucs. You pay one or two guys to much $$ it ruins the continuity of the team. Market Value is 6-7 and the closer you get to 7 would make it incentive based. Best case scenario is he doesn't sign and he is a steel at 2.5mil and has to play awesome football cause playing for a contract!
    What kind of teammate is he then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giantz4Life View Post
    But do you honestly agree with the Steve Smith comparison? Steve Smith lacked many attributes that Cruz has proved to have. Cruz is also just as good a route runner as Smith was. Obviously defenses can zero in on him when Nicks is hurt...he's not a strong physical receiver that can out muscle you outside the hash marks. However, he does have strong hands and he is great at grabbing the ball at its highest point. Additionally, this was Cruz's first year without Nicks for most of the year and our receiving core was lacking due to Mario's departure as well as a rookie in Randle, Hixon not being able to fill the void, and experiments with Barden and Jernigan. Add in a shaky Eli and you have a mediocre passing game that teams could chime in on.

    I'm not saying break the bank on Cruz, but the FO has offered Cruz what they deem reasonable and aren't willing to extend beyond that.
    That a whole bushell full of excuses you're giving the young man.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    That a whole bushell full of excuses you're giving the young man.
    As the current pinata, Cruz is just going to be pummeled and praised daily lol
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    OMG! HE IS AT DUKE!?!!?!?!?!?

    IS HE BEING SIGNED BY THE PANTHERS?!?!?!

    *GASP*

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    Like WTF I think cruz just broke broke my heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    What kind of teammate is he then?
    The worst kind! The kind that isn't on a team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silverback98 View Post
    Cruz didn't show up for the off field activities today which shows you what type of teammate he is. The guy is a solid slot but that is it. Not sure why so many giants fans are in love with the guy. Drops balls week in and week out and last few weeks of season was worried about getting hit while running routes. Hoping some team offers him big money and we get our 1st round draft pick. Anyone remember a guy named Steve Smith? Was all world in Giants offense and now I think he coordinates water bottle pickup for the Bucs. You pay one or two guys to much $$ it ruins the continuity of the team. Market Value is 6-7 and the closer you get to 7 would make it incentive based. Best case scenario is he doesn't sign and he is a steel at 2.5mil and has to play awesome football cause playing for a contract!
    OH NOES!!! HE DIDN'T SHOW UP TO LIFT WEIGHTS AND RUN ON A TREADMILL!!!! HE'S OBVIOUSLY A CANCER. GET RID OF HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fizzlesticks View Post
    The worst kind! The kind that isn't on a team.
    Which is why he's not at the TIMEX Performance Center. He will be on the team after the 19th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    NO WAY, let Tebow QB so Eli can play in the slot.
    pfft... get Teebow, trade Manning.THINK OF THE CAP SPACE!!!!!
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