UM -- I don't think Cruz ever thought he was the #1 Receiver.I do feel and have felt that Victor Cruz would be a much harder receiver to replace than Hakeem Nicks. Cruz has a skill set that very unique and hard to come by in this league. Not only can he play the Slot, he can just as easily move outside and still have very good success. (Which he has proven) He also has the uncanny ability to find the hole/s in the defense and make big things happen when the ball is in his hands. He rarely gets hurt and is a catch away from taking it to the house on every play. He is also Eli Mannings "GO TO GUY" on every play, Eli impeccably trusts Victor Cruz. He is a great route runner and is arguably the BEST SLOT RECIEVER IN THE NFL
Hakeem Nicks on the other hand has yet to play a full 16 games, never really catches the badly throw ball and his best route is the "9" route. He does however have great attributes, such as his hand size and his strength. He unlike Cruz uses his body and strength to make the catch. His strength to fight off defenders is probably his best asset, but every NFL Team has a proto typical Outside #1 receiver such as Hakeem Nicks.
Not every team in the NFL has a Guy like Victor Cruz, but I will damn sure tell you this, They wish they had someone like VIctor Cruz.
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