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The ignorance displayed in some of these posts is truly astounding.
The Giants are in deep deep deep cap hell!
They aren't just a little disadvantaged here, they are on their knees with a gun to their head.
Unlike the US government they can't spend money they don't have.
Yes, they may sign Cruz to a long term deal, but I seriously doubt that is even in their plans at all.
They want to tender him and have another team offer him a contract and give up their 1st round pick. Nothing could be better for their team, but Cruz and his agent are threatening a hold out.
If they tender him 3mil and he holds out, they get nothing and it would probably cost them their LT Will Beatty, who is young,highly ranked, and an UFA.
As it is they are going to be gutting their team just to stay in business. Boley is gone, Diehl and Locklear are going to be gone. Blackburn won't be brought back, even Antrel Rolle will probably be gone if they give Cruz the long term deal.
Yes, it could happen that they keep him, but the sacrifice would be huge and downright stupid IMO.
They may trade him. There is no risk in trading him, and yes, you can totally trade RFA's. Trading him eliminates the risk of his holding out in case Cruz doesn't get offered a deal from another team; however IMO, it would be a forgone conclusion that if Cruz is tendered the Patriots would give up their late 1st and sign him to a long term deal.
You guys who think the Giants would try to match an offer in the 50 mil range just aren't paying attention.
This is what the Dolphins really really really do not want to happen! Cruz to the Pats would be catastrophic! Cruz is the perfect WR for Brady.
Yes I advocate the trade for Cruz. It would be a very smart and strategic move, so....Yup, Ireland would never consider it.
It may even be possible to do a trade that didn't involve our 1st round pick.
The Giants have over 20 FA's and no money to sign them. They are in the hole without these guys salaries considered.
Dolphins have some young, cheap players the Giants may like.
No matter what team that has poor cap situation they normally decide to cut veterans, not the young pro-bowl talented players. There is a long way to FA and cuts and re-structuring will be an ongoing event. If they really felt Cruz was expendable then why would they be trying to sign him to a new deal?
Look I want to upgrade our team as much as anyone else wants to but you all know even some of the better free agents never make it to FA, let alone a restricted top flight young wr. But if it floats your boat to dream about stuff that has a .000001% chance of happening then go for it. I'm sure when it doesn't happen you can blame it on Ireland as well!
Mom's calling, gotta go.
Victor Cruz is Puerto Rican, a virtual God in NY, and relatively cheap. Not happening.
Both the Giants and Cruz and his agent know exactly what is going on here. It's just guys like you who don't get it.
The Giants have to appear to want to Cruz a long term deal but both sides know it really impossible for them to do so unless Cruz accepts a deal way below his market value.
Cruz and his agent are in this business to make money and Cruz will make a lot more money in Florida with no income tax and playing for a fat contract than just bending over and taking the RFA tender shaft.
The Giants may risk tendering him in the shadow of a holdout, but they are really in no position to do so and they certainly aren't holding all the cards; not by a long shot.
Everyone with a brain knows the Giants FO wants to get draft picks and/or players for him and they will spend the cap space on Will Beatty their LT who is an UFA,young, and one of the highest ranked LT's in the league.
Like I wrote previously, the Giants aren't having cap difficulties, they are in perhaps the worst shape a team has ever been in during an offseason.
It happens to these teams that successful year after year. They keep restructing contracts until eventually they hit the wall. It's official the Giants have hit the wall.
This isn't that hard to figure out. Just count, if you can. The numbers don't lie.
It's no different then the players franchised but threaten to hold out. The NYG could very well trade him and be done with it, but does that make any sense what so ever? You don't spend incredible amounts of time and money to find this kind of talent to just let it go after it develops.
The thing is Jerry Reese, NY Giants' GM, is acting rude by asking Victor Cruz to sign for less than $5M/year with a pathetic signing bonus.
Mr. Reese is arguing there's a salary cap and NY Giants' roster has important holes at defense.
We all know Victor Cruz deserves top WR money and he would be welcomed in Miami to the point that minority owner Gloria Stefan would make a new music hit for his dancing celebrations.
Once upon a time Cruz got his dream come true in NY, but Miami could be his happily ever after paradise.
Last edited by MexDolfan; 02-05-2013 at 02:55 AM.
From Mexico, GO PHINS GO!!!