Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs with the ball against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Victor Cruz says there was disconnect between Eli Manning, Giants' wide receivers

No player has thrown more interceptions through Week 16 than New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning.

The former first overall pick has 26 interceptions on the season. The next closest players are Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Geno Smith.

Needless to say, it’s been a woeful season for Manning which has been enhanced by a disconnect between he and the Giants’ wide receivers, this according to Victor Cruz:

Cruz said there was an obvious “disconnect” between the quarterback and wide receivers, which led to a career-high in interceptions by Manning and an offense that looked completely lost at times this season.

“Absolutely,” Cruz said. “I think this year I want to make it a point to get with Eli a little bit more, get with our quarterbacks a little bit more and get the receiving corps together as much as we can to kind of build that more.”

It’s not as if Manning did anything to alter his passing style this past offseason and both Cruz and Hakeem Nicks have had success with Manning before, so the disconnect certainly seems a bit odd.

Regardless, the end results have been eye popping bad so hopefully the Giants will finish out Week 17 strong and move forward into next season with a better relationship.

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