Cruz says that Giant's offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's new offense is "definitely a little bit more pass happy than what we've had in the past." McAdoo is in the midst of installing an up-temp, West Coast offense, one in which Cruz says he believes he can catch 100 balls. "If I get 100, hopefully I can get around 1,500 yards," Cruz said. The last time Cruz approached those numbers was his rookie 2011 season, in which he caught 82 balls for 1,536 yards.
McAdoo's scheme will apparently make the Giants a pass-focused team, which should help Cruz' statistical figures. Still, 100 catches and 1,500 yards seems a little outlandish. Cruz has averaged 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns the last two seasons, and that's about what should be expected of him this year as well, which would put him at low-end WR2 status. And given Giants QB Eli Manning's recent comments that he doesn't feel totally comfortable in the new system, it's clear that there's still a learning curve for the Giants to overcome before things start clicking. Cruz is currently ranked 23rd among receivers.