Of course, that’s simply not Eli’s way. (And he now has two pieces of jewelry that validate the approach.)
Although Eli won’t be demonstrative even if he’s upset, Cruz doesn’t have to worry about Eli. Because Eli loves the guy.
Archie Manning addressed the relationship between Eli and Cruz during a Thursday visit to PFT Live. And Archie made a great point regarding Cruz’s slow start to the 2012 season. Last year, in a season-opening loss to the Redskins, Cruz dropped a key third-down pass.
But since Victor Cruz wasn’t Victor Cruz at the time, it was regarded as no big deal.
Eli will regard it as no big deal in 2012, either. No matter how many other people do.
Here’s the full segment with Archie. (He also talks about Peyton, too. A little. OK, a lot.)