Well we knew there was something causing Eli Manning to throw an interception other 3 passes. Manning really didn’t throw an interception every three passes, but it sure felt like it.
Cruz told the media that he hopes that the wide receivers and Eli Manning will spend more time together in the offseason and OTAs to develop more continuity.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Cruz said there was an obvious “disconnect” between the quarterback and wide receivers, which led to a career-high in interceptions by Manning and an offense that looked completely lost at times this season.
“Absolutely,” Cruz said. “I think this year I want to make it a point to get with Eli a little bit more, get with our quarterbacks a little bit more and get the receiving corps together as much as we can to kind of build that more.”
Of course Cruz had to point out that part of that disconnect may have stemmed from both he and Hakeem Nicks missing extended time during the off-season because of contract issues.
Cruz would like to have the whole core back together, including Kevin Gilbride.
“I think that’s the one thing we lacked, was kind of that continuity from a receiver standpoint with our quarterback. And I want to build that earlier this year, whether he have to set some time apart with the receivers and Eli whenever he’s ready and schedule it right so we can build not only on the field but off the field.
“We want to get to know each other more and stuff like that. I feel like there was a little bit of a disconnect there that we want to get back for this football team.”