New York Giants: The Heroes and the Duds of Preseason Week One

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Victor Cruz
Cruz has been impressing coaches all week during training camp and really made a name for himself last night, catching six passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns. Cruz has put up a huge fight for a roster spot and it looks like he’s going to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. After his performance last night, there’s no way another team wouldn’t pick him up off of the waiver wire. Cruz’s best play came when he made a one handed 64-yard touchdown catch over the head of Dwight Lowery.
Eli Manning
Manning may not have had the sharpest performance of his career, but I have to give him a round of applause for his toughness. Any player that can take a hit like that, get up, and then just say “I’m fine” is a winner in my eyes. He finished 4/7 for 77 yards and a QB rating of 83.9. However, 51 of those yards came on a shovel pass to Ahmad Bradshaw. Manning did have to evade a lot of pressure on that play, though,...

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