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Giants, Cruz on '2-yard line'

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07:03 AM ET 05.15 | Victor Cruz's contract negotiations with the Giants are nearing the touchdown conversion stage. Soon his ascension to the role of one of the best deep-threat wide receivers in the league will be rewarded by the Giants. A source told The Post that Cruz and the Giants, 'are on the 2-yard line,' in successfully completing their lengthy negotiation on a new, lucrative long-term contract. "Both sides just need to give a little bit," said the source. "But it's going to happen." Cruz, who was been remarkably professional in not going public with his thoughts and feelings throughout the process, Tuesday offered The Post his first hints that his dream of remaining in New York are close to fruition.

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May 15, 2013  07:44 AM ET

Great job G-Men and Victor Cruz--- how it is supposed to work...

May 15, 2013  07:55 AM ET

Put some incentives in that contract.

May 15, 2013  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Put some incentives in that contract.

Yeah... like no hits from Ryan Clark.. He put Cruz to sleep this past season.

May 15, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Any goodwill Cruz has enjoyed is gone. Dragging out a millionaire's negotiations has cast him in a poor light.

May 15, 2013  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Any goodwill Cruz has enjoyed is gone. Dragging out a millionaire's negotiations has cast him in a poor light.

Speaking for NY fans? Not sure the rest of the country feels the same way.

May 15, 2013  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Speaking for NY fans? Not sure the rest of the country feels the same way.

No, not for NY fans. Just for myself.

May 15, 2013  09:27 AM ET

He totaled 88 yards on 10 receptions in the last three games last year. Then show him the three games in a row vs Dallas, Pitt and Cinn where he totaled 11 receptions and 116 yards. Big time, big game he ain't. Show him the tapes. Then tell him sign or play out your contract.

May 15, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No, not for NY fans. Just for myself.

You are not alone....

May 15, 2013  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

No, not for NY fans. Just for myself.

Thanks. Was curious. I get it though. Money has changed the game so much it's not the game I grew up with.

May 15, 2013  10:20 AM ET

2 yard line? A year ago that would mean this deal would never get done. Cruz pretty much never scored from closer than 25 yards back in 2011. That's a bad omen.

But last year things changed, he started catching TDs on shorter plays, so that's good for this deal getting done. Very scientific, no?

May 15, 2013  10:42 AM ET

Glad to hear this! With the Big Apple come big expectations but all the naysayer will see he is the real deal.

May 15, 2013  11:01 AM ET

Giants consider that the Green Zone, so get it done..... for the right price.

May 15, 2013  11:38 AM ET

Giants, Cruz on '2-yard line'

Time to punch it in.

May 15, 2013  11:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Giants, Cruz on '2-yard line'Time to punch it in.

But which 2 yard line is he on? Writer never says. 98 yard pass play? Hail Mary?

May 15, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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But which 2 yard line is he on? Writer never says. 98 yard pass play? Hail Mary?

I thought about that at first, too, but the blurb at the top does say "nearing the touchdown conversion stage". Not the language I would have used, but it basically answers your question.

May 15, 2013  12:07 PM ET

2 yard line is often the place where the fumble occurs.

May 15, 2013  12:30 PM ET
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He totaled 88 yards on 10 receptions in the last three games last year. Then show him the three games in a row vs Dallas, Pitt and Cinn where he totaled 11 receptions and 116 yards. Big time, big game he ain't. Show him the tapes. Then tell him sign or play out your contract.

Or you could show the TD catch he had in SB 47. Or the 99 yarder against the Jets when the season was in the balance. Or the 70+-yd game winner against the Skins this season with under 2 mins in the 4th qtr. Or any of his other 168 Receptions and 2628 yds over the past two seasons.

But yes, you're right, becasue of a few games you singled out, where the Giants were playing without another legitimate WR because of injuries to Nicks, Hixon, Barden, Randle, etc. and he was getting all the coverage, you must be right, he's not a "big game, big time" WR.

May 15, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Any goodwill Cruz has enjoyed is gone. Dragging out a millionaire's negotiations has cast him in a poor light.

Until he burns a DB for a 70 yard TD and you and every other Giant fan jumps for joy. It's easy to say this b.s. in the offseason.

May 15, 2013  12:48 PM ET

I think they ment to say Cruz is doing a number 2 on the Giants

 
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