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EA Sports Releases Video of Victor Cruz Salsa Dance in Madden 13

May 21st, 2012 at 3:11 PM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz may not have won the Madden 13 cover vote, but he'll still be breaking out the salsa dance following each touchdown reception in the game … and now is your chance to get a sneak peak at it. EA Sports released a preview video featuring Cruz and the salsa on Monday and Giants 101 has it. Enjoy.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson beat out Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton in a bracket-style format voted on by fans to appear on the Madden 13 cover. Cruz, meanwhile, was eliminated in round three, falling to San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis 55% to 45%.

The loss, which saw many Big Blue fans voting against him in fear of the cover jinx, cost Cruz a significant pay day. The third-year wideout would have received a check for more than $200,000 for appearing on the cover, or roughly 50% of his 2011 base salary ($405,000).

Cruz set a Giants franchise record last season with 1,536 yards on 82 receptions. He added nine touchdowns.

His production at such a low base salary earned him 2011 VIZIO’s Top Value Performer honors, beating out several players including New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

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2 Responses to “EA Sports Releases Video of Victor Cruz Salsa Dance in Madden 13”

  1.  Levito says:

    No disrespect for Cruz, but I was happy he didn’t get the cover. I’m sure $200k would be nice, but if he keeps playing even close to as well as he did last season, he’ll be in line for a heck of a lot bigger payday than that.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Wow, disappear for 30 hours and miss absolutely nothing. It must be the Dog Days around here.

    Anyway, wanted to comment on Nosh’s comments a few threads ago. Totally agree that fans should stop acting as if the players are greedy jerks if they seek to renegotiate when the standard contractual arrangements so favor the owners. But there are always exceptions. I happen NOT to think Osi is one of them. I have no problem with his complaining as long as he goes out and plays. On the other hand, a player like Jackson who said he wouldn’t go over the middle for the Eagles until he had a new contract was showing his true, ugly colors. Either hold out and take the financial consequences or get out there and play your best.

    On the other hand, I strongly disagree with Nosh’s comment that Grant wasn’t good last season. That was true for the first half of the season and I was leading the chorus in that regard. But once Fewell recognized that Deon had lost a step and couldn’t be expected to get across the field in coverage he changed up his responsibilities and dropped him down lower while he had Rolle change up and get into more coverage. Grant had to cover a smaller part of the field and actually did quite well in that roll while continuing to act as a terrific leader for the team. Grant can still be effective in those three-safety looks because of his toughness and recognition abilities. I’d like him on the roster and playing unless and until Sash proves he can be effective as that third safety, which is anyone’s guess at this point. But I’ll trust Reese and the coaches to make the right decision.

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