NEW YORK – Giants WR Victor Cruz came out of nowhere this season. His rise to fame and respect has not surprised me one bit though because I saw him working in training camp back in 2010. Fans got their first glimpse of the undrafted phenom that same year during a preseason game against the Jets, where he single handedly won the game for Big Blue with 145 yards and 3 TD’s. It must get quite annoying to constantly be asked “Where did you come from?” but Cruz won’t have to worry about being asked that question ever again after this season. Players and coaches know exactly who Victor Cruz is now and they will have the difficult task of trying to figure out how to stop him. Cruz will help the team if he is out there catching passes for 150 yards or forcing opposing defenses to double team him, leaving WR Hakeem Nicks or WR Mario Manningham open for the glory. Victor Cruz simply makes the Giants a better team any way you look at it and fans are hoping they pay him quickly before another Steve Smith situation arises. Do the right thing Big Blue!
Victor Cruz finished the 2011 regular season with 82 receptions for 1,536 yards and 9 TD’s. He was third in the league for total yards and finished first on the Giants in scoring. He also broke former Giants WR Amani Toomer’s record for single season reception yards. Not a bad second year if you ask me and let’s not forget he was injured (13 games, hamstring) most of his rookie season. He is now getting love from everyone in the league and the fans who watch the games. You can even vote for him to win the ‘Vizio Top Value Performer award for 2011’ by voting for him here Vote Now
Besides the tremendous season Vic has had on the field, Cruz has also become a fan favorite because he is a local product (Paterson, New Jersey) and understands how local people conduct themselves. He is polite, friendly and loves the game of football. He should be in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl this year and despite making a very modest salary, he hasn’t complained. That is just another trait that local blue collar workers love about this young man. But the same blue collar workers will be calling for Cruz to get a hefty raise because they know what he is worth. Not complaining and seeking a fair compensation are two different things around here. After all, he just had his first child (daughter Kennedy) with his longtime girlfriend and will need that money for diapers and girly things. I am a Victor Cruz fan and I’m glad he is a New York Giant!
What do you think about WR Victor Cruz and the season he had this year?
RD – nygreporter.com
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