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New York Giants’ Victor Cruz: New Offense Has a Chance to Be “Something Special”

July 1st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Dan Benton

As we inch closer and closer to the start of NFL training camps, excitement surrounding the New York Giants' new-look offense continues to build. Throughout the offseason training program, players have raved about its potential and the sort of freedom it allows. But wide receiver Victor Cruz took that a step further recently, saying that once the team has the new offense down pat, it has the potential to be "something special."

"I think we're right at the midway point," Cruz told Giants.com. "I think we're at a point where everything is in and we're just getting acclimated, we're learning the offense and we're getting comfortable with it now. And I think going into training camp that's going to be our goal — getting comfortable with the offense so we can be full-throttle come Week 1.

"It's going to be high-octane. I think it will be characterized as something that is hard to beat because it will keep defenses off balance. Once we get this thing rolling and clicking, I think it has the chance to be something special."

Cruz is not the first to come out and suggest it will be a high-octane style of offense, as even head coach Tom Coughlin has alluded to things being sped up quite a bit. And while it may not be the no-huddle offense so many have been calling for in recent years, it would appear as if it will come much closer to that than the slower, methodical offense Kevin Gilbride had run previously.

With training camp only a few short weeks away, fans will soon get a glimpse of exactly what the players have been praising all offseason.

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2 Responses to “New York Giants’ Victor Cruz: New Offense Has a Chance to Be “Something Special””

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Here’s what we should expect to see: simpler, quicker, less stressful on the offensive line, more likely to allow receivers who are not Rhodes Scholars to thrive thanks to fewer reads, fewer interceptions because coordination of the QB’s and receivers’ reads need not be as precise, and much better use of the 10-20 yards beyond the line-of-scrimmage than has been the case for a number of years.

    When you combine all that with some excellent running backs and Eli’s ability to throw the ball well over the top, you certainly could have something special. It may take another season to reach its full potential, but this team should be a lot more fun to watch in 2014. The offense had become sclerotic. That’s certainly going to change.

    My gut feel is that McAdoo is ticketed to be the next head coach and that he’ll be in that spot within a few years, provided he learns enough under Coughlin in 2014 and perhaps 2015. While there’s no doubt TC wants to go out a winner, I don’t think he’s going to want to coach much longer, regardless of his current stance. I’m about his age, and as the work stays grueling it starts to wear you down and make you long for some time off. I think a nice sinecure of Special Consultant sounds about right by 2016, if not sooner.

    •  Hanshi says:

      I think you’re right about McAdoo. I said the same thing a little while back and was told I was wrong. In fact I was given a guarantee that I was wrong.

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