Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman is one of, if not the best, in the league at his position. He’s a very physical corner that also loves to get in the heads of his opponents with his trash talk. There’s one guy though that’s not concerned with the talk and that’s New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. The two face of this week at MetLife Stadium and Cruz said today that he’s not worried about the talk but how physical Sherman is.
Giants wideout Victor Cruz said he won’t pay Sherman’s mouth any mind, as he reasoned he’s more concerned with not allowing the physical Sherman (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) to manhandle him at the line of scrimmage.
“There’s nothing a defensive back can say that’s going to bother me, even if he talks all game, so I don’t have to prepare for that. I don’t really buy into it. It doesn’t faze me at all,” said Cruz. “He does a good job of getting his hands on you and moving his feet and doing some good things. He’s a very cerebral player. He understands routes and route combinations and stuff like that. It’s going to be a challenge … but obviously it’s something that we can rise up to and be able to combat and it should be a good battle come Sunday.” (Metro New York)
It’s a good thing Cruz is focusing on how to beat Sherman and not the trash talk he’ll hear on Sunday. The Giants are at home but are being given no chance to win this game, so Cruz’s head is in the right place. Most sports betting sites like SportsBettingOnline.ag have the Seahawks as odds on favorites, seven point favorites at that. So can Cruz find a way to get the Giants a big upset? Possibly play spoiler in the NFC playoff race?
Unfortunately, I don’t think he’ll find that way to break free. His speed is usually his advantage but a team like the Seahawks can easily neutralize that with their physicality so I can understand why his worries are a lot bigger then Sherman’s mouth. I mean this is the top defense in the NFL after all. So with that being said I seriously doubt we’ll be seeing any salsa dancing this weekend, unless it’s Sherman trash talking after a pick.
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