The 2016-2017 NFL season has given Giants fans the urge to salsa dance as the return of Victor Cruz has finally become a reality. It has been almost two years since the wide receiver has played a game with big blue and he is excited to show fans that he is the same player he once was. On October 12th, 2014 in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Cruz suffered a torn patellar tendon after landing awkwardly after a play. Fans including myself were torn to see such a talented athlete leave the game for so long. Since his debut against the Dallas Cowboys on September 11th, 2016 the Victor Cruz we have missed has finally returned and once again making the game saving plays he is known for. His first game back with big blue was unforgettable as he caught a game winning touchdown pass putting the Giants in the lead over Dallas 20-19 with just over six minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter. Cruz has had a good start to the season and has made it known that he is still in the game with 11 receptions and 195 yards receiving. He has great receivers to work with this year whether it’s OBJ or Sterling Shepard to help relieve the load. If there is one thing we should expect from Victor Cruz this year, it’s some more salsa dancing!
This year the 2017 New York Giants will try to make a turn around from last years season in their run for the Lombardi trophy. The team is in very good shape and have many key assets that will help them during the season. Since retired coach Tom Coughlin has stepped down after their previous season, former offensive coach Ben McAdoo has taken the stage and has shown nothing but a positive attitude towards the success of the team. Not only has the coaching structure changed but their have been major changes towards both offense and defense. The giants offense has returned this year with some major deep threat weapons including leading receiver Odell Beckham Junior, newly drafted Sterling Shepard, and of course the return of Victor Cruz. The giants defense has also added some new talent over the off season including newly drafted cornerback Eli Apple, nose tackle Damon Harrison, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins who previously played for the Rams. This years lineup is without a doubt a promising one and the security provided by two time Superbowl MVP quarterback Eli Manning is astounding. Eli has a great offense this year and if he gets the time he needs in the pocket he is a major threat to any opposing team in the NFL, especially having a career high of 44,762 yards. This is an outlook of your 2017 Giants, let the games begin!