In today’s ‘Morning Huddle With The New York Giants’ we discuss Victor Cruz’s return, the unpredicted resigning of defensive tackle Louis Nix, and more.
We all know Cruz’s story at this point.
A torn patellar tendon injury ended his season in 2014, and now a calf injury has sidelined him for the entire preseason.
The way it looks now, it could sideline him a quarter of the regular season.
According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, he expects Cruz to miss the first four weeks, considering he hasn’t practiced in more than three weeks.
Giants’ first three games are in a span of 12 days. If Victor Cruz can’t practice this week, he might not back before Week 4.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 7, 2015
Is this really any sort of blow for the New York Giants?
Like I will say over and over again. The play of the offensive line is the most important asset to this football team.
We saw that with the Dallas Cowboys last season, winning 12 games with very poor defensive personnel.
I know you love Victor Cruz, but he’s not as important as you think.
It appears the Giants have reached some sort of arrangement with DT Louis Nix, who will join their team after all.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) September 9, 2015
Nix fell to the third-round in last year’s draft out of Notre Dame, and could’ve gone much earlier. You’ve probably heard that about a million times with many other players, but Nix is the epitome of a run-stuffing defensive tackle that definitely presented more value than a third-round pick. Just look at the picture above (although it’s a picture of him in college because he didn’t play last season due to injury). He is a BIG man. The ability is there, but there seemed to be a rift between him and the Houston Texans organization, and their decision to cut him had more to do with that reason than injury related reasons. With the team’s clear need at defensive tackle, Nix could be a sneaky signing as we move forward.
The Jason Pierre-Paul saga continues to grow. We know he won’t be playing this week, and the word on him seems to say he won’t be playing for at least a month.
What I don’t understand, is that the team sent him back home to Florida.
Why not have him around the team, learning the defense, training in their own facilities where they could monitor his progress?
Let’s also remember he still doesn’t have a contract…
It’s simply one Giant mess.
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