Don't think we lose Nicks. The Cap isn't as restrictive going forward.. Plus we saved a few million on this deal in two ways.. We signed him for a lot less then he wanted 8+ vs the 10/11 Cruz thought he was worth and by adding in the tender year it lowered the overall contract down to 7+ million a season over six years. Had Cruz stood his ground and pushed for the bigger numbers the giants were prepared to let him walk away.. They have done if before with others. I'm thinking with it being more Cap friendly next season and the 3+ million they didnt have to give Cruz could be put towards re signing Hakeem and maybe even JPP
Football has been very, very good to us.
Even though 2013 was a losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-
# of Super Bowl victories since 1985:
1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
4-New York Giants!!!!!
Let's make it 5 in 2014 !!!
***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***
I think if Cruz is going to be the face of the Giants, which is more than just a football player ie Derek Jeter, then he needs to be a bit more responsible in his comments.
This thread should be trashed. It's time to move on.
I think he's saying he wanted to be in NY where his family is and, in the end, did just that. He will be fairly compensated.
It's like sausage, if we ever watched the process, we'd never eat it again. That's how some have reacted to Cruz and that's their right.
“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1
"It was tough not taking the Ferrari Enzo and getting the Aston Martin Vanquish"
I'm going to say that Cruz is making a prediction that he is going to play at a top leve wich he has done for two years. Yet he did nothing by himself and shouldn't try to get much as he can. Football is a team sport not an Individual sport.
It was hard to take less $ when you think you are worth more?! WHY DID YOU SIGN THE CONTRACT THEN? I really hope this does not turn into situation where after a year or 2 he comes back and wants to renegotiate his contract for more $................maybe we should have just tendered for this season, and franchise tag him for the following, then let him go. That would be 2 more seasons where we could find a suitable replacement. Hey I love the guy, but if he is gonna be a $ monger going forward.........then he should get to steppin.
every body calm the heck down...
"Measure Twice......Cut Once"
You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch