Cruisin' to big yardage numbers
Posted Sep. 20 at 03:55 PM
I expect a big game from Victor Cruz tonight. He’s a very good receiver, and he’s about all the Giants have out there (with Hakeem Nicks out with the foot injury).
Cruz, in fact, isn’t only good, he’s historically good. He was a backup, recall, at the start of last year.
In Cruz’s last 16 games, he has piled up 1,756 receiving yards. Only two receivers ever have finished with more yards in a regular NFL season. This chart shows how Cruz (in his last 16 games) compares with the top yardage seasons ever.
RECEIVERS WITH 1,600 YARDS IN A SEASON
1,848 S.F. Jerry Rice (1995)
1,781 St.L. Isaac Bruce (1995)
1,756 NYG Victor Cruz
1,746 Hou. Charley Hennigan (1961)
1,722 Ind. Marvin Harrison (2002)
1,696 St.L Torry Holt (2003)
1,686 Det. Herman Moore (1995)
1,681 Det. Calvin Johnson (2011)
1,663 Ind. Marvin Harrison (1999)
1,636 Jac. Jimmy Smith (1999)
1,635 St.L. Torry Holt (2000)
1,632 Minn. Randy Moss (2003)
1,603 Dall. Michael Irvin (1995)
1,602 S.D. Lance Alworth (1965)
1,602 Den. Rod Smith (2000)
Posted by JOHN RUPPE | Sep. 20 at 04:31 PM
You just put the kiss of death on him. Kinda like the broadcasters saying he hasn't thrown an interception in 10 games and then, bam!
Posted by Rich Brown | Sep. 20 at 05:04 PM
1995, it was a very good year....
Posted by Chris Muschon | Sep. 20 at 08:06 PM
got Charley Hennigan on waivers in '61, won my league!
Posted by George Taylor | Sep. 21 at 03:42 AM
You called it John, wish I saw this before the game!!
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Sep. 21 at 06:59 AM
Fooled me to. What is Brown's value going forward?
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Sep. 21 at 08:14 AM
Probably 40-60 or 50-50 committee with Bradshaw in very good offense once Bradshaw returns. Unknown how long Bradshaw out, so potentially starter next week and a little longer. Sprained neck is kind of ambiguous.
Posted by BILL REHOR | Sep. 21 at 08:25 AM
50-50 with Bradshaw? Come on. Brown looked fine, but Bradshaw would have put up 160 yards in that game with his extra gear. He's the starter for a reason.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Sep. 21 at 08:48 AM
Last year it was about 55-45 with Bradshaw and Jacobs and I don't think Jacobs brought anything more to the table a year ago than Brown does now. (Less, arguably.) The Giants like to split the carries if they have two backs they trust, and maybe now they do.
Posted by JOHN RUPPE | Sep. 21 at 01:36 PM
Ian, I don't want to say I told you so, but... :)
Posted by CHARLES SAVONI | Sep. 21 at 05:16 PM
I am a HUGE Giant fan. Bradshaw is good, but . . . He often times fails to recognize where the hole is. Brown, on the other hand, seems to have his strength in that regard -- he is patient, and he waits for his linemen and the holes to open. Brown is the real deal. I expect him to ultimately get the lion's share on first and second downs. I noticed he tired last night. Having Bradshaw take over on third downs, and/or taking a third of the load off of Brown, will work nicely.
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