In the first part of my post, I discussed that there were some possible trade options for Reggie Bush with certain NFL teams.
The first teams discussed were the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Miami Dolphins. The two remaining teams, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks, could actually offer some help on both sides of the football.
I get kind of biased because I’m a big defensive minded fan. Yes, I am one of the “defense wins championships” type of people. I’d be willing to make an exception though.
The New York Giants have a hidden gem on their roster that never got a time to shine. Wide Receiver Victor Cruz exploded in the preseason last year for the Giants.
While watching him during preseason, he had a Lance Moore/DeSean Jackson feel to him as he sped downfield. Cruz shed cornerbacks like a cheap coat and caught my attention with his high level of play.
However, Cruz was injured in a preseason game against the New York Jets and placed on injured reserve, but not before catching six passes for 145 yards and 3 touchdowns in that game.
Cruz could be extremely valuable once healthy, especially if we lose Lance Moore in free agency. We may even be able to get a draft pick thrown in to boot.
Defensive End Osi Umenyiora could also be an option. He has taken flack recently from analysts and Eagles RB LeSean McCoy for being “soft”. If soft is having 11.5 sacks last season and 60 total career sacks, then I can handle that.
Add on that Umenyiora has had a chilly relationship with the Giants as of late and I think both are looking for a change of scenery.