The New York Giants’ 2013 NFL season was a disaster. The blame can be scattered all over the organization, but all is not lost. This is the same team that wen 9-7 and then went on to win the Super Bowl just two years ago. This is the Giants — you can never count them out until they are officially eliminated. That is the case, so the fact the team decided to shut down Victor Cruz for the rest of the year is a wise decision.
Our very own Giants columnist, Jeff Shull, recently wrote that Cruz should be shut down for the year because there was no reason to risk his health in two meaningless games to close out the season. At 5-9, the Giants have no way of making the playoffs, even if they win their final two contests and “everyone else” loses both of theirs.
Cruz has battled injuries and inconsistent play all year, so the best thing for New York is for him to get healthy and be ready to roll in 2014 because the G-Men could easily regroup in a weak NFC East, win the division and make another surprise run at the Super Bowl. So kudos to the Giants’ brass for making the painful, yet intelligent decision. Cruz and New York’s fans will reap the benefits in 2014 because of it.x