Victor Cruz has had a solid season (71 recs, 973 yds, 4 TDs) after signing his big deal (five years, $45.879 million) last summer, but another year of not making postseason was probably not on his mind when he put his name on the bottom of the contract.
“It’s definitely a little disappointing,” Cruz said today when asked if this season was a frustrating one. “Obviously you want to go and have a good season and put some good things together and hope you can make it through the playoffs and all of those good things. To not do that is obviously disappointing. All we can take care of is what you can do each and every week on Sunday. Offensively, all you can do is continue to put your best foot forward and do the best you can to help your team win. That’s all you can ask for. It’s a little disappointing.”
Some redemption can be had, however, if they can knock off the conference-leading Seattle Seahawks this coming Sunday at MetLife. Cruz feels a victory might serve as a bittersweet message of what might have been…
“Obviously it would put a smile on our faces and understand that this is something that we could have done all year with doing the right things. If we beat that team, it would kind of make it more disappointing because we didn’t take advantage of playing like this all year long, from an entire team perspective. Obviously it would just put a smile on our face and have us know that when we play at our best, we can beat any team in the league.”