Victor Cruz believes the Giants would be fine without Hakeem Nicks

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz believes their offense will be fine if Hakeem Nicks leaves in free agency this coming offseason.

“I think so. He’s obviously been a big piece for us in the last years that he’s been with us. But I think we definitely always have the talent in our receiving room to be successful. I think that’s just a testament to how we drafted and how we got players to fit the mold to our offense. I think we can definitely be able to be successful if Hakeem has to move on. It’s something that we’re going to have to look at. And we hope not, but we’ll see how it goes,” said Cruz vis Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News.

I agree with Cruz.  Jerrel Jernigan could end up being a big0time player for the Giants in 2014.  Also look for Rueben Randle to continue to develop into a nice receiver.



  1. says

    Cruz is right… depending upon what JR does this off season. The Giants will be fine without Hakeem if JR picks up two starting quality O-linemen on day 1 of the draft, and also brings in a FA the quality of a Alex Mack, enabling the Giants to no longer rely on David Baas, Chris Snee, David Diehl, and FA Kevin Boothe, none of whom demonstrated in 2013 that they can be counted upon to get the job done in 2014. If Reese nails Greg Robinson or Cedric Ogbuehi at #12, and then either La’el Collins or Cyril Richardson at #43, the Giants O-line of Beatty-Collins-Mack-Pugh-Robinson in front of Eli would not only be very much better than the 2013 line, it will be had at value as well, even with Mack at $10M APY CAP. Collins and Robinson will hit the CAP like Pugh, about $1.8M APY each, or $5.4M in total 2014 CAP. That’s just a little more than HALF for all THREE what they’ll pay for just Mack alone. Then JR could use the CAP he saved on his 3 linemen to go get TE Jimmy Graham and WR Jeremy Maklin for Eli. Randle-Cruz-Jernigan-Maclin-Graham. Yeah, Nicks who?

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