In a few stories written yesterday is was apparent that Tom Coughlin is growing impatient with the business side of football surrounding the Giants. He first had to deal with the speculation that Hakeem Nicks would skip MIni-Camp as he did OTA’s and maybe even sit out training camp. Well Hakeem and his representatives are smarter than that. Spending this years contract in fines to get a new deal down the road makes no sense, so Hakeem sheepishly attended Mandatory Mini Camp and had a talk with coach.
The other side of the coin is Victor Cruz. He is currently not under contract and therefore does not have to attend Mandatory Mini Camp. Coach is not happy, but understands.
I’ve been optimistic since Day 1 and it hasn’t gotten me anywhere, has it?” Coughlin said. ” just continue to be that way. But the clock is running. The calendar dates are going by, fellas. This is something that at least he could have benefitted by, if nothing else, this mini camp.
Coach Coughlin is not the only person getting a bit impatient with the young wideout whom the Giants signed as an Undrafted Free Agent, and then gave more than a few chances to make the team after some early injuries. Cruz is starting to get on the nerves of the fans now too as the season grows closer. While Victor remains popular you can see the rumblings of the fan base on social media. Vic is a regular contributor on Instagram and the comments recently sent his way have turned ugly. While some people still love the man, they hate the situation. Comments like “Nice Shoes…Now sign with the Giants”, “Sign Already” “Sign a contract and get to practice” are becoming more the norm.
Victor may find himself in that odd world of New York sports where he will make himself unpopular with the fans….and we all know what that means…One drop and it’s the boo birds…then the media questions, then the pressure to perform gets ramped up, and the next thing you know you’re in San Diego or Buffalo wondering where it all went wrong.