Victor Cruz: Patriots “don’t want to see us” in Super Bowl

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We’re not even through with the regular season, but Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has already given a thought to the final game of the season.

And if the Giants are in it, he the Patriots might not want to face them.

They don’t want to see us,” Cruz said, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News. “I’m sure if you ask them (they’d say) they’d play anybody, they don’t care. I’m sure they don’t want to see us. That’s for sure.”

Of course, this is the first time both teams have been in the playoffs since the Giants beat the Patriots five years ago, and that’s not the fault of the Patriots. And the Giants have the much tougher road to get to Houston, having to play one more game than the Patriots would since they didn’t win their division.

But the thoughts of a third Super Bowl between them was still something to fantasize about.

“Oh man, you can’t even put it into words almost,” Cruz said. “For it to be round three, us and them in another epic Super Bowl showdown. It’d be for all the marbles. The third time is when, I mean they’ll have a lot riding on it, we will have a lot riding on it. It’ll just be one of those moments you (couldn’t) forget.”

Cruz gave the obligatory mention of not really caring which team the Giants were playing if they could get to Super Bowl LI, but it’s clear that before they face their first NFC opponent, the final game is already on his mind.

72 responses to “Victor Cruz: Patriots “don’t want to see us” in Super Bowl

  1. Aren’t there about 10 guys who were on the 2011 Giants still playing for the team? And a different coach on the sidelines?

    I guess the uniforms are the same, maybe that’s what he meant.

  2. It is funny hearing Cruz say that the Patriots fear the Giants.

    I doubt that there is anything that the Pats would love more.

    Mr. Magoo Manning is even worse than he used to be.
    A totally 1 dimensional offense and a very average defense.
    And, most importantly of all…God-sent flukes are all used up. I believe that those flukes were sent to Coughlin, not the habitually cheating goofball that is coaching now.

    One good McCourty hit to the prancing diva, and it is lights-out for that offense.

  3. Sorry to break it to you Victor Cruz, the Patriots would love to see you in the Super Bowl. Who they DON’T want to see is Dallas or Green Bay. What happened in ’07 and ’11 is so irrelevant to the now – stop living in the past!

  4. I have no dog in this fight but should a guy as low as him on the depth chart really be running his mouth?

  5. I do. If the Pats make the Super Bowl I’d hope it’s the Giants or the Seahawks. They have never had a bad game with either team. Regular or post season play they have all been nail biters. It’s the Super Bowl I want the best possible competition. Literally come down to the last play.

  6. Giants already talking smack about the SB. Looking ahead to February instead of even finishing the regular season first. I’m sure the other NFC teams appreciated his comments.

  7. I think any team would be happy to see Victor Cruz in the playoffs. Dude was a flash in the pan, and is so washed up it’s hilarious. Pats could put Chung on him, and be done with it.

  8. Victor, the Patriots have a great chance of making it to the SB…..the Giants, not so much…. But even if they do, without Michael Strahan, the Pats would welcome the opportunity…

  9. The Giants are a better team this year than anyone thought they would be but this isn’t 2007 or 2011. They don’t have the dominante front 4 they had those years which was a major reason why they won. But the biggest reason is this years version of Eli is not the 2007 or 11 version. It’s clear that guy is gone and he is never coming back. There is 0 chance the Giants get to the SB

  10. The Giants haven’t been seen or heard from for 5 years. After slipping into the playoffs this year, they won’t be advancing that far.

    The Patriots will be favorites all the way through. If I were them, I’d rather see the Giants than the Cowboys, Seahawks, Falcons or Packers. Those teams are much more of a threat.

  11. I think Cruz is uncharacteristicly chirping too much this year. Is it because his play isn’t doing to talking for him as much as it did in the past? What are you hoping to accomplish with this silliness? The Giants have such a long road to get to the SB, and will be an underdog in every game in all likelihood. Just shut up and focus on the game in front of you.

  12. Um….no-one wants to see that match-up in the Super Bowl, regardless of whom your favorite team might be.

  13. The Pats’ D would have something else to say about that this year.

    Brady getting #5 against his SB nemesis would pretty much seal the deal on his outstanding legacy.

  14. Despite a 10-5 record, the Giants are 18 points away from having a negative point differential…you know what that means? It means they aren’t as good as they or their fans think they are.

    So many people are conveniently leaving out that Tom Coughlin, the main guy outside of Eli Manning who was responsible for those first 2 super bowls, isn’t there anymore. Coughlin wasn’t afraid of Belichick and knew him really well going back 20 years to when they both worked under Parcells, when Belichick was the D-Coordinator and Coughlin was the wide receivers coach…so they had been game planning against each other for a long time.

    Something about this coming from Victor Cruz bothers me a bit too…dude, you wrote a book about your life and career…after 1 year in the NFL. Feeling yourself a bit?

  15. Giants fans y’all can sit on the couch and save the travel money. Dallas will make sure you don’t make it past the divisional round if you even make it there. Don’t want any of the diaper pin wearing crowd defiling the great state of Texas in February.

  16. I think he is 100% wrong. Brady would like nothing better than to beat the Giants to get his 5th SB win. This team has more weapons and a better offensive line than the last time around. Whatever, I’m expecting Dallas vs. Patriots

  17. He’s right…To think if the Patriots hadn’t systematically deflated balls in an effort to reduce fumbles among other advantages for all those years, they may not have been in the Superbowl to play the G-Men …

    Who was that RB who never Fumbled once in a Patriots uniform…For a couple years….Then went to Cincy, where they with footballs within the legal limit…And all the sudden he starts fumbling?….

  18. Yes, they do, Vic. They’d love to play you and your spotty offense and your turnover-prone QB. The Pats don’t think about the SB until they’re actually in it. But if they were going to worry about an NFC team, it would be Green Bay. Which is what you should be doing.

  19. As a Patriots fan, I kind of agree with Cruz. I don’t want to see the Pats have to face them, but at the same point, it would be great to watch round 3…

  20. And the Cowboys would say it would be great to play the Pats. And the Hawks would say it would be great to play the Pats. And the Pack would say……

  21. I have to laugh at how NYers and NJites hang onto to the lucky SB wins as some sort of badge.

    It’s hilarious.

    Two bagged SBs with Goodell’s help and one by blind luck outright and the other by Brady committing a few large gaffes, and somehow the juggernaut 2016 Pats don’t want to face the worst 10-5 team anyone has ever seen.

    LOL

    I mean…

    DOUBLE LOL

  22. ihavepriors says:
    Dec 28, 2016 8:50 AM
    Giants own the Pats in the SB just like Denver has owned BB and Prince Tom. GOATs? Hardly. Nobody owned Montana and Walsh.

    ———-

    Denver didn’t look like they were owning anything when they played the Pats and scored 3 points two weeks ago…..

    And Montana/Walsh only made it to 4 SBs. Are you claiming it is better to not even make it than make it and lose?

  23. ihavepriors says:
    Dec 28, 2016 8:50 AM

    Giants own the Pats in the SB just like Denver has owned BB and Prince Tom. GOATs? Hardly. Nobody owned Montana and Walsh.
    ————————————————————–
    Montana had 4 one and dones in the playoffs, 3 of those with the great Bill Walsh as HC.

    That doesn’t sound very GOAT-like to me.

  24. As a Giants fan, please don’t talk about the SB until you get there. The way the offense has been playing, you wouldn’t have much of a shot against most of the AFC.

  25. Didn’t know Cruz was even in the league anymore.

    Probably comes as a shock to more than a few Patriots too…

  26. Oh please. Most of those players from the last 2 times are no longer with the team and more importantly Coughlin is gone.

    Coughlin’s game plans were great and he managed to inspire every player on that team to over achieve.

    And let’s be real about Tyree’s catch. He could have 100 careers and he’d only have made that once.

    Congrats to the Giants for those 2 hard fought wins, but this is not the same Giants team. And opening your mouth about it isn’t going to help you.

  27. “He’s right…To think if the Patriots hadn’t systematically deflated balls in an effort to reduce fumbles among other advantages for all those years, they may not have been in the Superbowl to play the G-Men …”

    Its hilarious that anyone still thinks deflating even happened by anything but natural means in the temp and weather changes. All the deflategate lies are long exposed and the final nails in Goodell’s lies were not releasing the PSI info collected last year and ignoring the fact the Steelers had balls that were well under where the Pats were in that AFCC but within the norms for ideal gas law deflation.

    And by the way, the Pats had the least fumbles in the league last year when playing with “fully inflated balls”.

    You only humiliate yourself trying to perpetuate disproven lies.

  28. This would be considered some serious smack talk if it were coming from Odell Beckham Jr., or Eli Manning, or some other actual contributing member of the Giants’ team.

    From Victor Cruz? Not so much.

  29. Didn’t know Cruz was even in the league anymore.

    Probably comes as a shock to more than a few Patriots too…

    ——————————————————

    It’ll probably come as a shock to most Giants fans.

  30. ihavepriors says:
    Dec 28, 2016 8:50 AM
    Giants own the Pats in the SB just like Denver has owned BB and Prince Tom. GOATs? Hardly. Nobody owned Montana and Walsh.
    =================

    Apparently the team you tout over ‘BB and Prince Tom’ is nobody. Montana and Walsh 0-4 against the Denver Broncos. The Giants were the better team on those 2 Sundays but if you actually watched the games ‘own’ is not the word you would come up with. They were great edge of the seat hard fought defensive games won by 3 and 4 points. Sometimes the other guy gets it done just a little better. Adults can recognize that. As a Pats fan I tip my cap to those Giants teams.

  31. .
    For the Giants to get to the Super Bowl, they would have to win 3 playoff games with, most likely, 2 on the road. For the Patriots to reach the Super Bowl, they’d have to win 2 playoff games. There’s a lot that could go wrong somewhere along the way.
    .

  32. The Patriots have been to 6 Superbowls since 2001. The Giants have been to two. In those two Superbowls the Giants played Patriot teams rich in offence but OLD on defense. Heck the Pats had Jr Seau at middle linebacker.

  33. “jchipwood says:
    Dec 28, 2016 8:25 AM

    Patriots are probably scared of Cruz. That 1 td he posted this year is intimidating.”

    yeah, just like david tyree was a world beater before the super bowl…all he did was score a TD and also make the most memorable catch in super bowl history

  34. dansardo says “The Giants are a better team this year than anyone thought they would be but this isn’t 2007 or 2011. They don’t have the dominante front 4 they had those years which was a major reason why they won. But the biggest reason is this years version of Eli is not the 2007 or 11 version. It’s clear that guy is gone and he is never coming back. There is 0 chance the Giants get to the SB”

    The 2007 Eli was almost benched. Stop pretending that the 2007 Eli was considered good..he received so much hate during that season, but went off during the playoffs.

  35. As much as I dislike the giants, I LOVE that they beat the patriots twice. Anything that makes patriots fans unhappy is ok by me, and nothing makes them more unhappy than losing to a NY team. In the Super Bowl. TWICE! LOL!

  36. He is right. The Giants are the only team capable of spoiling the Patriots’ season. Last year, the Giants’ defense wasn’t nearly as good but still gave the Patriots a very competitive game during the regular season. Dallas won’t be able to do it. Belichick will game plan against Elliot and shut that offense down.

  37. I think Brady will be very excited to play against the Giants in the SB, if the teams reach that far. I don’t think the Patriots are scared of any team. But some players like to imagine that.
    The Hawks almost won the SB with the freaky ball recovery, pretty much the way the Giants won vs the Patriots. The Patriots found and will find a way to spoil other team’s good luck.

  38. “And the Giants have the much tougher road to get to Houston, having to play one more game than the Patriots would since they didn’t win their division.”

    The only difference between this year and the previous two Super Bowls between these teams is the name of the host city.

  39. mdmahoney88 says:
    Dec 28, 2016 8:56 AM
    Despite a 10-5 record, the Giants are 18 points away from having a negative point differential…you know what that means? It means they aren’t as good as they or their fans think they are.
    ———————–
    The 2011 Giants were the only team in history to advance to the Super Bowl with a negative point differential of minus-6….you know what that means? It means they’re were even worse the last time they won a Super Bowl.

  40. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Dec 28, 2016 11:55 AM
    He is right. The Giants are the only team capable of spoiling the Patriots’ season. Last year, the Giants’ defense wasn’t nearly as good but still gave the Patriots a very competitive game during the regular season. Dallas won’t be able to do it. Belichick will game plan against Elliot and shut that offense down.

    I don’t know – Packers beat them 2 years ago – to say they couldn’t now shows an incredible ignorance for the game and how GB is playing right now.

  41. As a Pats fan I ALWAYS want them to beat the best or at least those teams that seem to always be a challenge for the Pats.
    Just a reminder, there isn’t one team in the NFL that has a winning record against the Brady led Pats teams. No problem, no fear.

  42. I don’t blame Wes, I blame the Quarterback who through the really lousy pass to a wide open Welker; I blame the defense for not coming up with the one stop that would have iced it.

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