NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: New York Giants fans hold a Victor Cruz sign as ticker tape drops during the New York Giants ticker tape victory parade down the Canyon of Heros on February 7, 2012 in New York City. The Giants defeated the New England Patriots 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Great story this morning from Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger on Victor Cruz, and how the New York Giants' star wide receiver is trying not to let his celebrity status affect his performance on the field.
I will give you a little snippet, but if you haven't read it already go read the whole piece.
"It’s just understanding that it’s not over," Cruz said last week. "I still got some years ahead of me, I still got goals that I want to reach. It’s a short window in this league. I just got to approach every day like it’s my last."
... the success didn’t alter his offseason workout regimen. He made it to Mahwah three to four times a week for workouts, joining his trainer, Sean Donellan, and a few Giants teammates, including Sintim and fellow wide receiver Dan DePalma.
On Mondays and Thursdays, Donellan led them through a 30-minute workout, speed training and upper-body strength training. On Tuesdays, speed training and lower-body strength training. Fridays were like Tuesday, but with a metabolic circuit to complete the session.
There are, of course, no guarantees that Cruz can duplicate what he did last season. If he doesn't, though, it sounds like it won't be from lack of trying.