I'm annoyed that the Giants didn't even try to hire Spagnuolo back for the DC position.
Eh, I want Spags back, but the Giants really couldn't try to talk to him now and risk disrupting team preparation.
I refuse to get optimistic about the Gmen because whenever I do they come out and lose by 35 it seems. However, I am so sick of hearing everyone talk about how "on fire" the Falcons offense has been at the end of the season. Seriously? Yea every team they lit up has a terrible defense, maybe that played a factor. I think it was Carolina, Tampa, New Orleans (ok, but they play soft coverage when they are up by 20), and Indy.
—- Cruz caught 82 passes, tying Amani Toomer (2002) for second place on the Giants’ single-season list. Steve Smith’s team record of 107 catches in 2009.
—- His 1,536 receiving yards broke Toomer’s former team record by 193.
—- Cruz finished third in the NFL behind Detroit’s Calvin Johnson and New England’s Wes Welker in receiving yards. He is the first Giants player to finish in the top three since Toomer in 2002.
—- His 18.7-yard average was the highest among the 72 players who had at least 50 catches this season and was the highest by a Giant with at least 50 receptions since Del Shofner averaged 21.4 yards on 53 catches in 1962.
—- No NFL receiver had averaged at least 18.7 yards on at least 82 catches since St. Louis’ Torry Holt in 2000 (19.9-yard average on 82 receptions).
—-Cruz had seven 100-yard games this season, breaking the former franchise record of five, set by Shofner in 1963 and tied by Homer Jones in 1968.
—- He had four touchdown receptions of more than 70 yards. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no pro player had done that since Otis Taylor of the then AFL Kansas City Chiefs in 1966. No Giants receiver had accomplished the feat since Jones in 1965.
—- Cruz’s five touchdown catches of at least 65 yards are the second-most in a season in NFL history. The record of six was set by Hall of Famer Elroy (Crazy Legs) Hirsch in 1951.
The Giants should look at Ryan Broyles from Oklahoma. He tore his ACL this season but when he was healthy he was Landry Jones favorite target. His injury will make him slip, he'd be a great pick for us.