WR Victor Cruz
December 20, 2016
Q: Do you think this game will be emotional because you worked so hard to get back. Do you think it is going to remind you of that journey?
A: I mean, absolutely. That right corner of the end zone down there was a place where it all kind of restarted for me, so obviously it will bring back some emotion and some memories, both good and bad obviously to be back out there, so I am excited for it, man. I am excited to go and make some new memories and some new thoughts to think about.
Q: Odell said he thinks this will be one of the most important games of your life because of all the symbolism of it. Do you agree?
A: I think so, to a certain degree obviously. Just to fight over that hump and to get through that game and to play well through that game and to hopefully catch a couple balls and get into the end zone one time in that game it would be the icing on the cake on a year that has been so fruitful for me in my opinion. Just to come back and to play on a team that has 10 wins and carry on destiny to the playoffs, it is just a moment where you want to be great and want to be a part of and I am just happy that this year, for me individually as well as this team has kind of been a dream come true.
Q: What sticks in your mind about that moment?
A: Pain. A lot of pain. Just that initial pain in the end zone, feeling a pain that you have never felt before and mentally having to deal with that in that moment and then 24 hours later and 48 hours later and then the rehabilitation process and going through that journey, so the only thing that goes through my mind when I think about Philly and being on that field is pain.
Q: Do you need to spend some time at the spot on Thursday?
A: Not necessarily. I will. I donít think I need to, but I will. But yeah, just to kind of reflect and reflect on that moment and reflect on that time, reflect on that feeling and then kind of wash my hands of it and then start to play.
Q: Is that the first thing you are going to do when you get on the field?
A: Probably. Probably, yeah.