New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is coming off two straight 1,000-yard seasons and is currently a restricted free agent. The 26-year-old Pro Bowler caught up with The Huffington Post to talk about upcoming Super Bowl XLVII -- specifically the game's wide receivers -- and why he couldn't disagree more with Randy Moss.
What can we expect from the wide receivers in this game?
On both sides, going up against the secondary is going to be the toughest task. I think all these receivers have different styles and different things they bring to the table.
What type of speed does the 49ers defense possess? On film, it looks awfully fast.
It's very fast, especially those linebackers. They close on the football very fast. It's definitely a great sight to see, especially when you're not being chased by one of those guys. It's a fast defense that really attacks the football, which is what they do best.
San Francisco gets credit for a terrific front four and trio of linebackers, but the 49ers also have a really good secondary. How will it affect this game?
Yeah, it's really good. Their safeties are similar to the Ravens -- how they like to come down and be very physical, how they like to hit you and be involved in the run as heavily as they can. Both defenses have similar styles.
In terms of the Ravens, as a receiver, how aware are you of a guy like safety Ed Reed looming in that secondary?
You're definitely aware. Obviously you want to be aware of every defender around you. With Ed Reed, you have to be extra aware at all times to protect yourself and make sure you're going up to catch the football and protect yourself from a pretty violent collision.
As a receiver yourself, what did you think of Randy Moss's comments proclaiming himself the "greatest receiver" of all time?
Man, all I have to say is: Jerry Rice. He's the best to do it, and there's nobody that can even argue that or come close. [Moss] is a great player and [has] a great résumé, but I think Jerry Rice.
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