Why Did This Ex-New York Giant Make Rival Coaches Go ‘Holy ****’?
Have you ever seen a play in sports that was so impressive, you can't help but scream a bad word?
Most of us have been in that situation before, but sports fans aren't the only ones who react like that. Professional sports athletes and coaches play their respective sport every single day, but even they get blown away by impressive plays every now and then.
A video recently emerged on Twitter of a young, unknown rookie for the New York Giants, who amazed a rival team's coaches with his performance during the 2010 preseason.
Viral Video Shows Victor Cruz Torching New York Jets in 2010 Preseason
A video began to circulate on Twitter earlier today, showing highlights from a 2010 preseason game between the New York Giants and New York Jets. The video was from Hard Knocks, HBO's behind-the-scenes show that gives viewers inside access to one NFL franchise during their preseason camp.
In 2010, the show featured the New York Jets, and it was the Jets' coaches who could not understand what an unknown Giants' rookie wide receiver was doing to them during a preseason game:
Come to find out, the diminutive wideout wearing No. 3 turned out to be Victor Cruz, who was signed as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Massachusetts. Cruz dressed in three games during the 2010 regular season for the Giants, but did not take the field for any snaps.
2011, however, was a different story, as Cruz burst onto the scene with 1,536 receiving yards, which ranked third in the NFL behind only Calvin Johnson and Wes Welker. He coupled that with nine receiving touchdowns, the second-most of his career, en route to a Super Bowl title against the New England Patriots.
Though Cruz would go on to play only five seasons in the NFL before injuries forced him to retire, at his peak, he was one of the most exciting wide receivers that New York has seen this century.
So exciting, in fact, that he brought a few curse words out of the coaching staff of the New York Jets before ever playing a snap in the regular season.
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