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NYBEN : 7/1/2014 6:21 pm
Damn near brought tears to my eyes,,I just watched this 10 times and man if that don't get you going ...you may be dead
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That was great, thanks  
Upstate_Giants_fan : 7/1/2014 6:40 pm : link
when will we see linebacker hits like that again?
I miss the days  
deadkurtrulz : 7/1/2014 6:50 pm : link
when humans played football outdoors on grass. It was such a great time. Now steroid freaks play indoors and it is a half inch away from arena ball.

If they really wanted to protect the players and reward the fans all games would be played outdoors on grass and your first bust for HGH or steroids would be your last. The elements were meant to be a part of football. Slow the game down to human levels and may the best team win.

Reasons, Taylor, Carson, Banks, Van Pelt, Pepper, Headen, Cooks.....it was so much fun watching them play.
My daughter was born during that game.  
ChathamMark : 7/1/2014 6:58 pm : link
12/10/89. Was watching the game with the doctor while my wife was getting prepped for a c-section. Remember a sorta pissed nurse walking in the room and saying 'we're waiting'!
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Named Later : 7/1/2014 7:03 pm : link
Oh Man....nice hit !!!

They had to re-print the Broncos Media Guide after that game -- Bobby Humphrey was 2 inches shorter !!!
Reasons  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/1/2014 7:05 pm : link
was a monster during that entire game. I don't know what got into him, but he was playing on another level that day.
Excellent!  
GiantJohn : 7/1/2014 7:06 pm : link
Ah the memories..
Amazing,  
Tittle 9 20 64 : 7/1/2014 7:09 pm : link
With Taylor,Banks & Carson, I'm not sure Reasons got the respect he deserved.
You know  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 7/1/2014 7:13 pm : link
what I always thought was kind of odd was how quickly Carl Banks went from an impact player to just another guy. People forget how good he was during the '87 strike season...almost as good as LT. But then he just kind of faded. Still good, but not at that level.
Agree Eric,  
Tittle 9 20 64 : 7/1/2014 7:37 pm : link
Probably why the Giants let him walk and go to Washington.
RE: Reasons  
Upstate_Giants_fan : 7/1/2014 7:37 pm : link
In comment 11751777 Eric from BBI said:
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was a monster during that entire game. I don't know what got into him, but he was playing on another level that day.


Steroids?
That hit  
stoneman : 7/1/2014 7:56 pm : link
would have been called for blow to the head today - LOL
The epitome of Football  
Blackbeard : 7/1/2014 8:54 pm : link
before the Wussie Goodell & friends took over.
One of the greatest hits by a Giants LB ever  
JohnB : 7/1/2014 8:54 pm : link
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chill hearing that call and seeing it again  
micky : 7/1/2014 9:24 pm : link
That hit right there spun off a great handle here on BBI
You can watch a game like that...  
EricJ (formerly Tyleraimee) : 7/1/2014 9:58 pm : link
or many other games from the 80's and 70's... you will realize that the game has changed so much and not in a positive way from a spectator's perspective.

Many of the defensive players in the hall of fame would have sat out a lot of games due to suspension if they played today.

I miss the way the game used to be played.
RE: chill hearing that call and seeing it again  
timintey : 7/1/2014 10:40 pm : link
In comment 11752021 micky said:
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That hit right there spun off a great handle here on BBI


Looks like a mouth piece to me, but ear piece sounds better...
THAT IS FOOTBALL!  
BigBlueinChicago : 7/1/2014 10:55 pm : link
you know whats so awesome about this  
Blue Blood : 7/1/2014 11:53 pm : link
I didnt even open the thread and I KNEW what clip it was going to be..
Cool to watch Bobby Humphrey's earpad go flying  
SB : 7/2/2014 12:43 am : link
[btw, that's still the best handle on this site]
brings a tear to my eye every time  
Victor in CT : 7/2/2014 9:05 am : link
Madden said it best: "THAT IS FOOTBALL!"
That had to hurt!  
nicky43 : 7/2/2014 9:47 am : link
Great play by Reasons. Thanks for sharing that!
will  
ep in md : 7/2/2014 9:54 am : link
never forget that play!
It's one  
NYBEN : 7/2/2014 9:57 am : link
of those plays where the offensive coaches can't say anything bad about their guy ...just pat him on the butt and say " maybe next time"
The Hit  
hitter41 : 7/2/2014 10:54 am : link
I was at this game - that was awesome! you could see Humphrey's ear pad flying through the snow. I think after that Simms threw a screen pass (3rd and long - typical NYG Call those days) to Megget and he scampered 57 yards for TD.
Nice play  
CruzShip52 : 7/2/2014 10:58 am : link
But wow reminds you of what TV looked like back then! I could barely see it
A few thoughts  
Matt M. : 7/2/2014 11:20 am : link
1) Eric, you are right. Reasons was always a solid player, but was on another level that whole game.

2) Eric - Also correct about Banks. I was just thinking that the other day, especially after he left here. He was a prime example of letting a guy go at just the right time. He really was just OK in Cleveland and Washington. Am i wrong in remembering him playing his best ball with a broken arm in a cast?

3) Watch the DL on this play. They get so low that there is a completely unobstructed path for Reasons and Humphries to collide.
LT made Banks better  
WideRight : 7/2/2014 2:18 pm : link
Banks was very good. But he looked better playing opposite LT. It took a long time for teams to realize that running away from LT was worse than running at him. They were instinctively hesistant to run at him. That meant running at Banks, who was very good at holding the point of attack. Offense still had to account for LT, so they put fewer men to Banks side, making it even easier.

Banks did not have great speed or mobility, especially for a #3 overall pick. Again, LT made those deficiencies irrelevant.
RE: LT made Banks better  
baadbill : 7/3/2014 7:38 am : link
In comment 11753082 WideRight said:
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Banks was very good. But he looked better playing opposite LT. It took a long time for teams to realize that running away from LT was worse than running at him. They were instinctively hesistant to run at him. That meant running at Banks, who was very good at holding the point of attack. Offense still had to account for LT, so they put fewer men to Banks side, making it even easier.

Banks did not have great speed or mobility, especially for a #3 overall pick. Again, LT made those deficiencies irrelevant.


Montana made Rice better. And Rice made Montana better too. Football is a team sport and so every player has an impact upon the perceived play of every other player. Why you seem to want to "attribute" that to Banks and only Banks is puzzling. The FACT is that Banks made LT better. Banks was the best LB I've ever seen at holding the edge. Nobody better. Ever. And LT benefitted TREMENDOUSLY from that talent - enabling him to run down plays from behind - on highlight film after highlight film.
Bill  
WideRight : 7/3/2014 8:09 am : link
We were talking about Banks. We agree that Banks was excellent at holding the edge. One of the best ever.

Regarding Banks making LT better, you have a point, but not a very good one. How much did Banks help LT win NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1981 & 1982?
BTW. Sorry to Miller. The Hit is one of my favorite plays of all time  
WideRight : 7/3/2014 8:18 am : link
I prefer defensive plays, so in no particular order:

The Hit
Burt on Montana in 1986 playoffs
LT 95 yard INT return in Detroit
Alford on Brady in SB42
Sehorn's INT against Phil
JPP FG block against Dallas
today  
M in CT : 7/3/2014 8:22 am : link
that would be a personal foul, 1st and goal from the 1 yard line.
Offsetting penalties on LB and RB  
WideRight : 7/3/2014 8:47 am : link
leading with the head
Hit was inside the tackle box  
PEEJ : 7/3/2014 8:50 am : link
No penalty
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