Who is better: Victor Cruz or Hakeem Nicks? It's a debate that rages amongst New York Giants fans, pundits and other self-proclaimed experts. In fact, it's a regular hot topic here on Giants 101, and a question that was posed to safety Antrel Rolle on Tuesday night while he was making an appearance on NFL Total Access.
Rather than suggesting one is better than the other, Rolle appropriately noted that they are two entirely different wide receivers with different skill sets.
“Hakeem Nicks, I think he is a little more deceptive than Victor Cruz," Rolle said Tuesday while appearing on NFL Total Access. “When you look at Nicks you might not think he is moving as fast but when you are up against him, running with him, you understand this guy is moving. His hands are probably the biggest I’ve ever seen on a receiver. I call him ‘The Silent Killer.’ His routes are so smooth. Everything he does is so smooth."
And while Rolle feels Nicks is "The Silent Killer," he also believes Cruz has the ability to damper your holiday spirit.
“Victor Cruz is going to always put a little bit of salsa on it. I think he goes out there and gives you the wiggles, gives you the shake and he is exceptionally quick," Rolle said. "If he gets a step on you, you can pretty much cancel Christmas."
Rolle may have told this tale in a rather strange way, but his analysis is spot on. You have two uniquely talented receivers that compliment each other perfectly — it's a rarity in the NFL. And there are points to be made on both sides about who is better than whom, but the fact remains: they're both better players when the other is on the field.
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