Morning Pixels: Giants receiver says Redskins aren’t in ‘legitimate talks for playoffs’

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz held a conference call with the media yesterday in advance of Monday night’s game against the Redskins, and had this to say about Washington’s playoff potential. 

“They’re still a couple pieces away from actually being a contender, them being in legitimate talks for playoffs and things like that,” Cruz said, via The Star-Ledger. “They’re still a few pieces away whether it be defensively or wherever they are missing some pieces. But I think they’ve definitely — they’ve got to be in the conversation. They’ve got a good team, they play good football, they hold the ball for a long time, and they really do some good things. So I definitely put them in that conversation, for sure.”

In the conversation, but not “in legitimate talks for playoffs.” It’s not an unfair statement, but it’s something that could come back to haunt Cruz, with five games left to go in the season and the division far from locked up.

 

BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER

* The Wizards finally get their first win of the season

* Jason Reid says RGIII’s leadership qualities are rare for a rookie

* John Feinstein on the Big East

 

TWEET OF THE NIGHT

 

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

Kevin Seraphin on the Wizards’ first win:

“It was like, finally. When you’ve got something on your shoulder for a long time, everybody now feel good. We have to keep going. We win but now we have to get second win, third win, and keep going.”

 

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT

Wizards highlights are happy highlights.

 

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

Lots of college basketball. All TV/Radio listings here

 

PSA OF THE DAY

GW Athletics & Recreation has paired up with the Global Women’s Institute to fight violence against women with this video.

 

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Sarah Kogod · November 29, 2012