The Giants are switching to the West Coast offense under new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Cruz said he is excited about the uptempo attack and has his eyes set on breaking 100 catches this season.
“If there is any offense to do it in, it’s definitely this one. It’s definitely a little bit more pass happy than the offense we’ve had in the past,” he said.
Cruz had 998 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns last season. His best season came in 2011 when he had 1,536 yards and 9 touchdowns for the Giants. With McAdoo, who was the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks coach last season, calling the plays, Cruz said he wants to return to his old form.
Last year, New York ranked 28th in the league in terms of points per game, only scoring 18.4 points per contest.
“If I get 100, hopefully I can get around 1,500 yards where I was (three years ago) and anywhere over 10 plus touchdowns is going to be cool,” he told the Daily News on Tuesday.
Cruz and the Giants offense will have to adjust to the loss of guard Chris Snee, who retired on Monday.
- Paul Palladino