The Victor Cruz story is a wonderful one and everyone i...

New York Daily News - [Full Article]

The Victor Cruz story is a wonderful one and everyone is enjoying the sometimes-wild ride. Nobody expected that he'd have 21 catches for 398 yards and three spectacular touchdowns.

The problem, as offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said, is that "He giveth and he taketh away on almost a play-by-play basis."

He's had fumbles (and non-fumbles), tipped passes, and a bevy of bad routes that have caused near-disasters. He's also been better on the outside, when the Giants prefer him in the slot, which has been an issue for the offensive flow, too.

So before it strikes midnight on Cruz, the Giants need to figure out if they can trust him to be more consistent, especially out of the slot. If not, they have to quickly figure out who it will be.

By the way, don't rule out Ramses Barden, who will soon be activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list. He was showing flashes last November before he got hurt, and the Giants have high expectations that he'll be able to step right in.

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