Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Monday that his feel for new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system is "not to where I want it to be." The same could be said for his top wideout.
Victor Cruz told Paul Dottino of WFAN radio on Tuesday that his comfort level with the offense is currently at an eight out of 10.
This is why we have training camp. In due time, Manning, Cruz, and the entire Giants' offense will get the reps required to fully understand what McAdoo wants. Once they do, I think this system will be a boon for all involved. McAdoo is implementing a lot of things similar to what Mike McCoy brought to San Diego last season, and that helped turn Philip Rivers' career around.
Manning is now the one who needs help in finding his old form, and I think he will with Cruz playing a major factor. The Giants will call for many more quick-hitting passes this season which will allow Cruz to get the ball over the middle of the field and then use his quickness to rack up a ton of YAC. He is going to be a steal as a WR2. Manning has plenty of value as he has now dropped into the 20s among QBs in drafts.