Congrats to Victor Cruz on Winning The Vizio TVP Award

January 28, 2012

NEW YORK – On behalf of the nygreporter, I would like to say Congrats to New York Giants WR Victor Cruz on winning the Top Value Performer Award given by Vizio and voted on by the fans. I am happy that I have followed his career from training camp back in 2010 in Albany. You knew you were looking at a good football player. He was catching everything thrown to him and had worked out during the lockout with QB Eli Manning in Hoboken. Which was nothing for Cruz who grew up in Paterson, so he is very familiar with Hudson County New Jersey. So Cruz hung out with Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning and played catch on a high school field. Cruz is a star now in the New York and New Jersey areas. The well mannered and friendly ‘Salsa King’ is a good face for New York football and all of the local kids who hope to play for the Giants one day. Expect to see a lot more of him.

How about the job Giants GM Jerry Reese did with this young man? There are three players that need to get paid next year and they are WR Victor Cruz, DE Jason Pierre-Paul and DE Osi Umenyiora. I’m convinced Osi needs to finish his career with the Giants and be signed for a long term contract. The same goes for Victor Cruz who deserves a five year deal in my opinion. I would like to say good luck to Victor and the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. The fans are behind you guys hunting those rings. I’m all in!

The Super Bowl is now only 8 days away and the Pro Bowl is tomorrow 1/29/12 at 7:00 PM EST. Enjoy the game NFL fans!

What are your thoughts on Victor Cruz and the incredible season he continues to have?

RD – nygreporter.com

Giants Fans, WR Victor Cruz won the Vizio TOP VALUE PERFORMER AWARD, check it out here: Victor Cruz Winner


New York Giants WR Victor Cruz Has Elite Season

January 13, 2012

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

Giants Fans, vote for WR Victor Cruz, for the Vizio TOP VALUE PERFORMER AWARD: Vote Now


Eli Manning Using Brains to Cruz through Elite Player Rankings

November 17, 2011

NEW YORK – Hello Giants fans, I would hate myself down the road if I didn’t write something about QB Eli Manning and Victor Cruz, right now. The numbers simply don’t lie. Manning is an elite NFL QB, period. Add to that, WR Victor Cruz is emerging as an elite NFL WR in his own right. I won’t use words like staggering or gargantuan (I so very rarely get to use that word in a sentence, thanks QT) but I will say that both Manning and Cruz have been steady and strong, quietly climbing up the rankings and everyone can see it now. They have proven to be resilient, just like this 2011 Giants team.

Let me give you a breakdown of Cruz, look at what he has done this year versus established and elite NFL WR’s. The passing game is going so well that the running game has suffered a bit.

Giants WR Victor Cruz is ranked 8th in the NFL for receiving yards. Who are some of the elite players at WR that are below Cruz? Well let’s see, there is WR Roddy White, WR Reggie Wayne, WR Dwayne Bowe, WR Vincent Jackson, WR Marques Colston, WR Anquan Boldin, WR DeSean Jackson and the list goes on and on, including a guy you may know named Hakeem Nicks. He is also tied for 5th place in the NFL for most WR TD’s (4). You have to remember that Cruz is doing this from a No.2 or No.3 WR position. Those other WR’s mentioned are No.1 WR’s including Nicks, who is the Giants No.1 WR. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t see this coming because I did. I noticed Cruz immediately in training camp WR Victor Cruz, No.80 – photographs This was in 2010 up at the University of  Albany. The New Jersey native just had something, he was out there catching everything and making plays. I have been watching Cruz from that moment until now.

He is playing so well, that he has become relevant in fantasy football. Now that is really saying something and a testament to quality performances on the field. On top of everything, he is a great guy off the field. What more could you ask for from a young and talented wide receiver? Hate it or love it, Victor Cruz is playing on an elite level right now. The numbers don’t lie and he should be voted into the Pro Bowl. I can’t wait to see what he does against the Eagles on Sunday night.

Cruz was at Juliet Supper Club in New York this week when a shooting occurred and killed one man in the place. Cruz was with a few other Giants players celebrating a birthday (no Giants were injured). I think that put things in perspective for him about going out and seeing how your life can change in a moment. Look at WR Plaxico Burress as a perfect example. Right or wrong, Burress went to jail for a few years and that’s the way that story ends. The wrong place at the wrong time can even get you killed. Players cannot stop living their lives over these occurrences but it should keep them on their toes and making smart choices.

QB Eli Manning won’t win the NFL MVP like I’ve said before, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers seems a lock for that this year. But Manning does belong in the Pro Bowl and I hope that puts the story to bed. Do another Top 100 player list and see where Manning is ranked this year. He is playing very smart football right now and players like WR Victor Cruz and TE Jake Ballard are benefitting from his evolution. WR Hakeem Nicks and WR Mario Manningham are two more dangerous weapons that Manning has in the mix. The Iron man is simply phenomenal and I’m glad he is our quarterback. QB Eli Manning, No.10 – photographs

RD – nygreporter.com

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