"Well, I think some guys do some things better than others," Eli Manningtold Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "So, I think, depending on the route, on the concepts, on where you want to put that player. Whether that receiver is going to be playing inside or outside, you can decide who's going to be in that situation.
"... I think that's why you usually carry six receivers, so you can put guys in certain spots, have them do what they do best."
We explored the question of New York's third receiver during the offseason, pointing out that the concept of a No. 1, 2 and 3 pass-catcher is antiquated. We saw the Giants roll out a scheme last season that borrowed concepts from the run-and-shoot, often employing three-plus wideouts on the field. Everyone will play.
Nobody has stepped forward to assume duties behind Nicks and Cruz, but at this point last year, Cruz himself was an unknown. We expect somebody to emerge -- a scary thought for the rest of the NFC East.