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Giants resign Victor Cruz: 5 yrs, 43 mill

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Zordon, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Zordon

    Zordon Well-Known Member

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    Let the Miles Austin contract comparisons ensue.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/07/08/cruz-gets-15-6-million-guarantees-in-new-deal/

  2. op124

    op124 Member

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    Essentially 6 yr 48.879 Not bad
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  3. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    This should help when we start talking to Dez.
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  4. op124

    op124 Member

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    Not really. How Nicks contract is handled is how JJ will approach Dez.
  5. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Agreed, better comparison.
  6. iceman117

    iceman117 Active Member

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    Those were my thoughts as well
  7. StarSchema

    StarSchema Member

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    Except Dallas wants to actually keep Dez. Maybe not the same feeling in NY with Hakeem Nicks.
  8. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    Cruz is a WR in our division who has shown to be a difference maker. The contract is also the most recent comparison for a top-tier WR. So the contract gives us a baseline to work off of. IMO, the consensus is that Dez is a better WR and has a much higher upside than Cruz, but the contract still provides ball park numbers.

    As far as Nicks goes, it's a tough call. Nicks has had some injury problems and one additional year in the NFL. I also think there's some animosity between Nicks and the Giants. Bottom line is that Dez's contract could very easily get done before anything happens with Nicks.
  9. op124

    op124 Member

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    Based on what? He has a year left on a team with limited cap space and he's coming off a subpar season. He has no leverage.
  10. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I was hoping he would play out the year and go to the AFC.
  11. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Recent performance?

    2628 yards in the past two seasons (1314 yards per), 19 TDs (9.5 per), and 168 receptions (84 receptions per) are pretty darn good numbers -- especially for guy playing the slot. His 15.6 average yards per reception is also exemplary for a slot receiver.
  12. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member

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    He shows up against us every time. Ugh
  13. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    I hate it when that happens.
  14. op124

    op124 Member

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    What does this have to with Giants not wanting to re-sign Nicks?
  15. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Those numbers are for Cruz. He was talking about Nicks.
  16. Picksix

    Picksix A Work in Progress

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    Not last year he didn't. 8 catches for 81 yards and 0 TD's in 2 games. Now the year before...
  17. maxdallasfan

    maxdallasfan Well-Known Member

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    He was injured...LOL. Yeah your right, it was the other year I was thinking of. stupid me.
  18. Tom [Giants fan]

    Tom [Giants fan] Member

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    Nicks is going to be looking to prove he is worthy of a big contract. I think he is going to have a big year this coming season making it harder for the Giants to sign him. Of course, if he gets injured again, he will be elsewhere in 2014.
  19. Shunpike

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    I will take a good year from Nicks in a heartbeat. Let his stock rise. I don't care. He has never played a whole 16 game season with us and is injury prone. Let him give us 1 good year and be somebody else's problem in 2014.

    I think Giants can bring in a healthier #1 receiver in 2014 to play along with Cruz, Randle and Jernigan
  20. Toruk_Makto

    Toruk_Makto Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you could be more off base. At a MINIMUM we should be looking at what Mike Wallace got.

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