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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Deadline passed: Cruz will play for Giants, Alexander for SD Reply with quote

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No offer sheet for Giants WR Victor Cruz, Chargers WR Danario Alexander, or any RFA WR (a la Mike Wallace last year). Nothing to see here.


http://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/325559588831244288

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Since they are restricted, what do you think happens from here? ... Have no choice. Cruz back to NYG, Alexander to SD.


http://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/statuses/325561325310844930
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TT with that quick 700k cap savings.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked no one made a move for Cruz.

I didnt expect an offer sheet, but doesnt seem like anyone considered it.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shocked no one made a move for Cruz.

I didnt expect an offer sheet, but doesnt seem like anyone considered it.


He does want like 10 million plus it costs a first. Cruz is also going to be 27.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people will point to the Harvin situation and wonder why Cruz didn't get an offer sheet. Well, Harvin wanted to move, and the Vikings wanted to move him. I don't think that's the case with Cruz and the Giants. Cruz is a highly marketable player, and there is no better place for him to play than in the largest market in the US. It's beneficial to both sides for him to stay right here in NY.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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FourThreeMafia wrote:
Shocked no one made a move for Cruz.

I didnt expect an offer sheet, but doesnt seem like anyone considered it.


He does want like 10 million plus it costs a first. Cruz is also going to be 27.


27 isnt old.

There are teams with a boatload of money to spend still.

And while I get the first round argument, Cruz is proven.

As I said, I didnt expect any team to actually GIVE him an offer, but I thought there would be a team or two to at least take a look at the possibility.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gmen wrote:
Some people will point to the Harvin situation and wonder why Cruz didn't get an offer sheet. Well, Harvin wanted to move, and the Vikings wanted to move him. I don't think that's the case with Cruz and the Giants. Cruz is a highly marketable player, and there is no better place for him to play than in the largest market in the US. It's beneficial to both sides for him to stay right here in NY.


For a year...but he wont be there next year if they dont pony up the money he wants...especially if he has another big season.

They could tag him next year, but I honestly think he we would sit out if they tried that. He will have a chance to make a huge contract next year, and the longer it gets put off, the less likely it is too happen.

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was hoping someone would at least put an offer in on Alexander. We were the only team willing to pick him up and it looks like the only team even willing to bring him into camp. Pretty much a given that he will get my hopes up and break my heart.
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For a year...but he wont be there next year if they dont pony up the money he wants...especially if he has another big season.

They could tag him next year, but I honestly think he we would sit out if they tried that. He will have a chance to make a huge contract next year, and the longer it gets put off, the less likely it is too happen.

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.

I think a deal will eventually go down. He has the same agent as Eli, and he's affiliated with Jay-Z marketing firm. Those two things point to him staying put.

He's already in two national television commercials. His latin american roots, good looks, and trade mark TD celebration make him very marketable.
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FourThreeMafia wrote:

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.


If a player is popular in New York, he is popular outside of New York.

All good playets in New York are very marketable.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FourThreeMafia wrote:
Gmen wrote:
Some people will point to the Harvin situation and wonder why Cruz didn't get an offer sheet. Well, Harvin wanted to move, and the Vikings wanted to move him. I don't think that's the case with Cruz and the Giants. Cruz is a highly marketable player, and there is no better place for him to play than in the largest market in the US. It's beneficial to both sides for him to stay right here in NY.


For a year...but he wont be there next year if they dont pony up the money he wants...especially if he has another big season.

They could tag him next year, but I honestly think he we would sit out if they tried that. He will have a chance to make a huge contract next year, and the longer it gets put off, the less likely it is too happen.

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.


Victor Cruz is very popular with women who aren't football fans. Probably one of the few non-QB NFL players they could name.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malik wrote:
FourThreeMafia wrote:
Gmen wrote:
Some people will point to the Harvin situation and wonder why Cruz didn't get an offer sheet. Well, Harvin wanted to move, and the Vikings wanted to move him. I don't think that's the case with Cruz and the Giants. Cruz is a highly marketable player, and there is no better place for him to play than in the largest market in the US. It's beneficial to both sides for him to stay right here in NY.


For a year...but he wont be there next year if they dont pony up the money he wants...especially if he has another big season.

They could tag him next year, but I honestly think he we would sit out if they tried that. He will have a chance to make a huge contract next year, and the longer it gets put off, the less likely it is too happen.

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.


Victor Cruz is very popular with women who aren't football fans. Probably one of the few non-QB NFL players they could name.


Based on what?

I guarantee if you go out and ask 100 random female non football fans who he is, youll be luck to find 5 that know who he is.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing now is whether he takes a shot at not getting injured in 6 games or 16. maybe the giants will geve him a couple of mill more for a one year deal to insure he plays all 16 games and does not pull a Jackson or Mankins.

He has some money from the above commercials, so he is better off than some RFAs at least.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really surprising, although I'm curious to see if Alexander produces again/stays healthy
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FourThreeMafia wrote:
Malik wrote:
FourThreeMafia wrote:
Gmen wrote:
Some people will point to the Harvin situation and wonder why Cruz didn't get an offer sheet. Well, Harvin wanted to move, and the Vikings wanted to move him. I don't think that's the case with Cruz and the Giants. Cruz is a highly marketable player, and there is no better place for him to play than in the largest market in the US. It's beneficial to both sides for him to stay right here in NY.


For a year...but he wont be there next year if they dont pony up the money he wants...especially if he has another big season.

They could tag him next year, but I honestly think he we would sit out if they tried that. He will have a chance to make a huge contract next year, and the longer it gets put off, the less likely it is too happen.

And how exactly is Cruz "highly marketable"? Not saying he isnt at all, but he is not a popular player outside of New York.


Victor Cruz is very popular with women who aren't football fans. Probably one of the few non-QB NFL players they could name.


Based on what?

I guarantee if you go out and ask 100 random female non football fans who he is, youll be luck to find 5 that know who he is.


Wow, you will argue about anything.

He's an underdog story. He's a good player. He's playing for the biggest sports market in the country. He has a signature touchdown dance. He's in multiple national television ads. He signed with Jay-Z's agency. He even had a GQ photoshoot. What more proof do you need that he is highly marketable? Obviously he's going to be more recognized in the state and city he plays for, but as far as country wide recognition as a football player, he's got to be very high up there.

Only active players I could think of more marketable than Cruz are Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Eli Manning. Maybe Joe Flacco coming off his Superbowl victory, but the dude is not exactly a looker. Laughing
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