News: ESPN: NFC East blog: Breakfast Links

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  1. jobberone

    jobberone Kane Ala Staff Member

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    Dallas Cowboys

    Miles Austin wanted more reps this offseason. The coaching staff felt it was more important that Austin's hamstrings be healthy for the regular season. The coaches got what they wanted. Their reasoning was sound. We'll see whether it works.

    Remember when the Cowboys used to worry about kicker? Dan Bailey doesn't.

    New York Giants

    Paul Schwartz spoke to an agent who didn't want his name used but who thinks Victor Cruz's only choice right now is to take the multiyear offer the Giants have made to him. The premise is that the Giants are who they are and don't change the way they do business for any player -- they set a value, and if you don't like it, they move on with someone else. So the offer won't get any higher, and Cruz is taking too big of a risk by playing for less than $3 million this year. The options if he doesn't sign now are to have a big year and price himself out of the Giants' plans or have a subpar year and find next year's offer lower. Interesting perspective.

    The Giants' tight ends coach sounds as though he thinks Adrien Robinson can start to be a factor in the passing game soon. My question is whether he can be a factor as a blocker, which is what they actually need.
  2. Eskimo

    Eskimo Well-Known Member

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    I don't get why Cruz is taking a risk for $3M this year. WRs don't have a high rate of injury relatively speaking. It is probably the least physical position on the field and the things they suffer from - ACL injury, Achilles tear, high ankle sprains or ankle fractures - have pretty good rates of recovery.

    IMO, it is the Giants taking a risk. If Cruz has another big year and they want to keep him they'll need to tag him for $12M or so which is the going rate for a top 5 WR. If the Giants don't tag him they risk losing him and he has been by far their #1 playmaker on offense the last two years. Nicks and their other WRs have had pretty significant issues staying healthy for some reason. Ruben Randle and Hixon are okay players but they aren't on Cruz's level. We are talking about a guy who put up 1500 yards and made big plays to help them win a SB and he is < 25 years old. IMO you keep a guy like that.
  3. starfrombirth

    starfrombirth Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they screw up and let him go so we can pair him up with Dez :D
  4. DBOY3141

    DBOY3141 Well-Known Member

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    Cruz this year and Nicks next year. Giants are going to have a lot of money tied up in WR's.
  5. Crown Royal

    Crown Royal Insulin Beware

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    Considering their 10k penalty, that would mean they should look pretty good on the cap next year.
  6. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Guess Winston would make sense for them since he played in the almost identical scheme in Houston.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit If you food, you gonna be ate. Staff Member

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    He is a big Cowboy fan...
  8. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, Cruz should play this year.

    Rueben Randle was a rookie last year. Why to early to say what he is or isn't. I do know they love his upside in New York.

    Seeing that they play different positons, I guess it's not really a competitve thing though between Randle and Cruz. They do like Nicks > Cruz.

    The cap plays a big role hear though.

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