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Victor Cruz: I do see myself as a Randall Cobb-type

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Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo came to the team from the Packers, whose offense featured wide receiver Randall Cobb in a featured role over the past two seasons.

Cobb lined up all over the place on offense for Green Bay and his duties have included the occasional running play out of the backfield. McAdoo hasn’t said much about the Giants offense other than that it will be built around the strengths of quarterback Eli Manning, but wide receiver Victor Cruz let it be known that he’s happy to play a version of Cobb’s role.

“I do see myself as a Randall Cobb,” Cruz said, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “Hopefully I can sneak in that backfield for a couple plays. I don’t know how effective that will be. But we’ll definitely see where it takes us. But we’ll see. I’m excited to be all over the field this year.”

Cruz has one carry for three yards over his career with the Giants.

Cruz wasn’t doing anything at the end of the season because of a knee injury that required a scope, but the receiver said rehab is going well. He’s resumed weight training and hopes to start running routes before the month is out. When and if he’ll start practicing handoffs remains to be seen.

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25 Responses to “Victor Cruz: I do see myself as a Randall Cobb-type”
  1. kd75 says: Mar 3, 2014 2:55 PM

    Cruz > Cobb

  2. thevikesarebest says: Mar 3, 2014 2:55 PM

    Mr cordarrel Patterson/gregjennings>Cruz/Cobb.SKOL

  3. thepftpoet says: Mar 3, 2014 2:57 PM

    Poor Victor Cruz.

    Seeing yourself as a Green Bay Packer isn’t a compliment.

  4. patriotsdefense says: Mar 3, 2014 3:01 PM

    Shouldn’t Cobb be the one saying that he see’s himself as a Cruz type?

  5. doctorrustbelt says: Mar 3, 2014 3:03 PM

    Most annoying wide receiving corps in the NFL.

    Go away.

  6. ctgiant says: Mar 3, 2014 3:15 PM

    Hey DOC, get use to it, we have just begun!
    CRUZ will be used in many ways, finally with a guy who uses talent in any way he can, that’s called “talent”= MacAdoo.

  7. scoops1 says: Mar 3, 2014 3:16 PM

    at least Cobb doesn’t need to Salsa dance after every TD

  8. favrewillplay4ever says: Mar 3, 2014 3:16 PM

    Q.Why must Vikings fans post all over talking crap?
    A. They’re delusional! 51 years of absolutely NOTHING will do that to you.

  9. phinatic29 says: Mar 3, 2014 3:28 PM

    Really? I just see you as the guy that does the goofy dance whose production took a major dump after he got paid.

  10. arwiv says: Mar 3, 2014 3:28 PM

    Cruz is the proven commodity….but Jernigan is about to become the breakout star.

  11. ariani1985 says: Mar 3, 2014 3:31 PM

    Hey Cruz, Cobb suxs and is always hurt.


  12. shaggytoodle says: Mar 3, 2014 3:34 PM

    When you have knowledge and respect for the league and its history, its ok to make comparisons like that.

    When you don’t have knowledge and respect for the game, you come of looking silly, such as the Vikings trolls.

  13. deltaoracle says: Mar 3, 2014 3:37 PM

    If I were a Viking fan, I’d want to show respect for Cordarrelle Patterson by spelling his name correctly.

  14. usdcoyotesfan says: Mar 3, 2014 3:39 PM

    Randall, your winning touchdown against the Bears was AWESOME!!

  15. steelbydesign says: Mar 3, 2014 3:40 PM

    Its kind of sad that Cruz, an NFL vet who’s got a big payday sees himself as Cobb, a WR with only 3 years under his belt, who’s playing on a rookie deal.

    With the time you’ve been in the NFL, and the money you’re making, you should be vastly out-producing Randall Cobb.

  16. f1restarter says: Mar 3, 2014 3:49 PM

    Cruz could do a lot worse than to emulate Randall Cobb.

    Each of the Packers’ top four wide receivers is better than any WR the Vikings have, including Greg Jennings and that low IQ Devin Hester wannabe, Cordarrelle Patterson.

  17. stellarperformance says: Mar 3, 2014 3:56 PM

    It is difficult for me to admit that the Giants own the Packers…but they do. I’m not delusional.

    Conversely, the Packers own the Vikings, but their trolls keep spewing nonsense.

    The key is this: Be relevant, or shut up.

  18. woodrree7 says: Mar 3, 2014 4:00 PM

    Cruz = flash in the pan = one hit wonder = has-been

  19. ariani1985 says: Mar 3, 2014 5:08 PM

    Who is gonna be the first troll to bring up the Giants beating the 15-1 queen bay packers?

    Oopppps guess it is me! Badda bing baby!

  20. edithpiaf51 says: Mar 3, 2014 5:35 PM

    Maybe Cruz sould concentrate on catching balls instead of who he can emulate. Do your jobn, Cruz. Do what you get paid for!

  21. publicteamforever says: Mar 3, 2014 5:35 PM

    I think the Giants fans are gonna like the new OC. We enjoyed McAdoo’s willingness to use receivers in running plays or quick out/catch and runs. Cruz will post some numbers.

  22. shaggytoodle says: Mar 3, 2014 7:24 PM

    The Packers did lose a pretty badly in playoff game a few years ago.

    It still isn’t as embarrassing, as losing to the 0-6 Giants 5 months ago on MNF.

    I don’t know what was funnier that loss, or watching the failure of the Josh Freeman experiment.

  23. usdcoyotesfan says: Mar 3, 2014 7:59 PM

    shaggytoodle says: Mar 3, 2014 7:24 PM

    The Packers did lose a pretty badly in playoff game a few years ago.

    The refs gave the Giants that game.

  24. stellarperformance says: Mar 4, 2014 12:26 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Feb 21, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Packers endured a first round loss only twice in the last five years, 2009 and 2013. 2010 was the SuperBowl year…hardly a loss. 2011 and 2012 were Divisional Round losses. And the Packers OWN THE VIKINGS. You left that part out.

  25. disgustinguished says: Mar 4, 2014 3:31 AM

    Two questions: 1) Does everyone just read the headline and then race to comment? Cruz is talking about being used in McAdoo’s offense the way Cobb is used in the Packers offense. It’s not a “give everyone your opinion of who you think is better”

    2) The NFL network is doing a series on the best dynasties in NFL history. Can anyone tell me what time to set my DVR to record the Vikings? Thanks.

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