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Article on WR Victor Cruz: John Mara Says ‘There is a Limit’ in Contract Negotiations with Victor Cruz by Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger
ESPN Interview with WR Victor Cruz: The video of a yesterday’s ESPN interview with WR Victor Cruz is available at Giants.com.
Article on QB Eli Manning: Eli Would Welcome All-Manning Super Bowl by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
Article on Former Giants Bill Parcells and Michael Strahan: Strahan, Parcells Deserve Call to Hall by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on Former Giants QB Phil Simms: “As Hard As You Can”: A Story About the Indestructibility of Phil Simms by Greg Hanlon of CapitalNewYork.com
Quotes: QB Eli Manning on whether or not he had a tired arm in 2012: “No, I don’t think there was anything wrong or tired. I think, obviously, the team went through a little bit when you had (Hurricane) Sandy come in and guys were living out of hotels or away or kind of dealing with other things. It makes it tough. I think we were a little tired as a group those two weeks. I think the bye week kind of helped. I think we came back after that playing with a little bit more energy about us, practices were a little bit sharper, those types of things. But besides that, everything felt fine, from my standpoint, health-wise.”
Manning on missing the 2012 playoffs: “I think anytime you are watching games, you’re kind of reminded and disappointed that you’re not in the playoffs. That hurts, the way the season ended. Obviously, the Philadelphia game ended well but the two weeks prior to that, not playing very good football with so much at stake, is upsetting. But I think each year you’re going to be in different situations and sometimes you rise to the occasion and everything goes your way and you kind of catch the breaks and then some years for whatever reason, things don’t go as well in those situations. The difficult part is trying to put your finger on why? What did we do last year that made it work, versus this year? Was there something? And I can’t really find anything. There’s not something specific, oh, if we just fixed that, we’d be right where we want to be. It’s just a crazy game sometimes and it’s weird how games can get turned against you really quickly.”
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