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The Giants Super Bowl Offensive Line

Marty in Albany : 8/8/2017 9:15 am
The ‘86 Bowl, that is.

I happened to be looking through the 1986 Giants Media Guide-a slim but informative 144 page document-and was looking at our Oline starters. You might find their stats interesting.

In 1986, the Giants had the biggest, well heaviest, O-line in the NFL.

You may want to keep in mind that in those days, as with today, the "program" weight and height announced by the Giants tended to add an inch and/or several pounds to a player who might otherwise not impress opposing teams. (Knowing Little Bill, I wouldn’t trust any of the size or weight data issued by the Patriots.)

Anyway, here are my heroes of 1986:

LT Brad Benson 6-3 270
LG Billy Ard 6-3 270
C Bart Oates 6-3 265
RG Chris Godfrey 6-3 265
RT Karl Nelson 6-6 285
Wow these guys  
GiantTuff1 : 8/8/2017 9:28 am : link
would be very light considering today's standards.
We didn't have steroids back then ...  
Beer Man : 8/8/2017 9:35 am : link
and growth hormones weren't pumped into to all the livestock we eat.
yeah, Karl Nelson was considered to be HUGE when they  
Victor in CT : 8/8/2017 9:50 am : link
drafted him.

What a draft tht was in 1983! Kinard, Marshall, Nelson, Headen, Perry Williams, the Sheikh, Kevin Belcher and UDFA Zeke Mowatt. WOW!
So you can  
NYBEN1963 : 8/8/2017 10:10 am : link
have 5 TE's on the field at the same time
didn't have steroids?  
Rocky369 : 8/8/2017 10:22 am : link
the Austrian Oak would say otherwise.
RE: didn't have steroids?  
Beer Man : 8/8/2017 10:28 am : link
In comment 13552511 Rocky369 said:
Quote:
the Austrian Oak would say otherwise.
In general, steroids were not yet in wide spread use in American sports at that time in the 80s.
RE: Wow these guys  
Gman11 : 8/8/2017 10:30 am : link
In comment 13552458 GiantTuff1 said:
Quote:
would be very light considering today's standards.


The year the Redskins named their OL The Hogs, their average weight was something like 275 pounds.
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