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    Mara re Cruz: "I'm pretty confident we'll end up reaching a deal"

    Just because we haven't had a Cruz thread in a while...John Mara this morning told NFL AM: "I'm pretty confident that we'll end up reaching a deal." He also called the negotiations slow & steady - per Art Stapleton.More positive news. Hopefully gets rid of the myth that the two camps aren't negotiating.

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    Hmm, that sounds like a negative, really. "Pretty confident" indicates doubt.

    Previously he spoke with more certainty - a deal "will get done at some point".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip Empty View Post
    Hmm, that sounds like a negative, really. "Pretty confident" indicates doubt.

    Previously he spoke with more certainty - a deal "will get done at some point".
    You're kidding, right?

    Here's another take from the media:

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/05/07/...h-victor-cruz/

    And another

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/gia...-will-get-done
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    Don't think he would come out saying that he's confident if he wasn't 99.9% sure something will get done. A businessman doesn't want egg on his face...

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    as long as he is playing here for the next 4-5 years, I dont care when he signs it.
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    The important words to take away from what Mara said is "slow and steady." First, it acknowledges negotiations are being conducted behind closed doors and not in the media. Neither side has leaked tid-bits and, for the organization, it would seem as though John Mara is the only public voice. They do this for a living, they know when a dead end is, in fact, a dead end. None of us know what is left to negotiate but this is very positive news, like it or not.

    There is no rush for this deal to get done, none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    You're kidding, right?

    Here's another take from the media:

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/05/07/...h-victor-cruz/
    They used the same quote - "I'm pretty confident"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    You're kidding, right?
    I dunno......I took the same away from it....."less" confident then before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip Empty View Post
    They used the same quote - "I'm pretty confident"?
    OK, you see it your way and I'll see it mine. How you can characterize it as "negative" is a stretch to me, but that's why we have opinions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKAnt14 View Post
    Don't think he would come out saying that he's confident if he wasn't 99.9% sure something will get done. A businessman doesn't want egg on his face...
    Maybe he's setting it up so that if it doesn't happen, he can blame it on Cruz. In other words, I was "pretty confident" because we had made such great offers . . .. .
    I'm not really sure why he would make any comment about it at all.

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