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Who is One Player You Always Wish Played for the Giants?

Anakim : 4/6/2021 9:20 pm
Caveat: you can't say a HOFer or a future HOFer. Be creative!

For me, it's Chad Ocho Cinco. He's one of my favorite players to never play for the Giants (probably second behind Curtis Martin). Would've been so much fun if he was a Giant. Such a fun guy and an easy guy to root for.
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RE: Larry Allen  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/7/2021 6:26 am : link
BigBlueCane said:
Another Hall of Famer.

This game is harder than it looks.
Another opponent who inspired envy: Tom Rathman  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/7/2021 6:31 am : link
He wasn't quite the blocker Mo Carthon was, but Rathman could be trusted to catch the ball if it hit him in the hands. Moose Johnston was similar; I just never liked him. Not sure why.
Rhonde Barber...  
BamaBlue : 4/7/2021 6:43 am : link
would have been great to have Tiki on offense and Rhonde in the secondary.
sorry needed caffinee to wake up  
BigBlueCane : 4/7/2021 6:47 am : link
Problem with this game is trying pick a player who was very good for a long time that isn't a HOF'er. And is somewhat likeable.
Yeah, I guess people didn’t absorb your OP re non-HOFer or future one.  
Big Blue '56 : 4/7/2021 7:05 am : link
For me? Easy. I always wanted Darren Sproles
Ted Washington  
Lines of Scrimmage : 4/7/2021 7:11 am : link
Almost impossible to run up the middle against.
Randy Moss  
jsuds : 4/7/2021 7:55 am : link
They passed during his draft year and he became an instant star. Could'a, should'a, would'a.
RE: Bert Jones  
Brown_Hornet : 4/7/2021 7:57 am : link
In comment 15212168 Thegratefulhead said:
We had Joe Pisarcik.....
I grew up a Colts fan. Became a Giants fan in 1984 after the Mayflower incident.

Loved Bert Jones.
Feels like at least one or two of you all chose  
Jimmy Googs : 4/7/2021 8:01 am : link
a Hall of Famer...
RE: Feels like at least one or two of you all chose  
Anakim : 4/7/2021 8:01 am : link
In comment 15212295 Jimmy Googs said:
a Hall of Famer...

I'm surprised no one said Jerry Rice yet...
John Tait  
McNally's_Nuts : 4/7/2021 8:04 am : link
would have looked nice in Giants blue for those years he played.

Atleast before Giants signed McKenzie
RE: RE: Feels like at least one or two of you all chose  
Jimmy Googs : 4/7/2021 8:17 am : link
In comment 15212296 Anakim said:
In comment 15212295 Jimmy Googs said:


a Hall of Famer...

I'm surprised no one said Jerry Rice yet...

Did he get in?
Despite all the flak he puts toward Strahan,  
Angel Eyes : 4/7/2021 8:19 am : link
Simeon Rice. Imagine a defensive front in the late-90s with Strahan, Rice, and Keith Hamilton coming at you.
Patrick Wills  
Dankbeerman : 4/7/2021 8:34 am : link
or Andre Johnson

And just since I loved watching them at Notre Dame

Stephon Tuit
Will Fuller
Ronnie Stanley

Jerome Bettis
Reggie Brooks
Bobby Taylor
Reggie White  
arniefez : 4/7/2021 8:47 am : link
I know the OP said no HOFers. But passing on Reggie White was the worst decision of my Giants lifetime which dates to Super Bowl I and that covers a lot of ground.

George Young was a major reason the Giants won two Super Bowls with Parcells as coach. No way they could have done it without him in my opinion. He was the perfect person at the perfect time. But I also believe that passing on Reggie White left a few on the table.

Trust me I know the entire story and I know the Giants needed OL help more than defensive help and I know Zimmerman dared Young to choose him which his stubbornness and distain for players asserting any kind of independence guaranteed he would be the choice but I also know that Parcells wanted Reggie White badly and if he and Belichick got him with LT in his prime and the rest of the Giants defense at that time they would have been a dynasty to rival the Packers in the 60's and the Steelers in 70's.
RE: Osi just beat me to it  
Bramton1 : 4/7/2021 8:49 am : link
In comment 15212088 gersh said:
Here’s the history

Thirty years ago, the 1984 USFL supplemental draft was held, giving NFL teams the chance to grab the rights to a player from the upstart league if it folded, the player finished his time in the USFL or was released.

The Giants had the third pick and, as Myers wrote, "Parcells lobbied Young to take White of the Memphis Showboats. ... But the Giants' offensive line was a mess and Young wanted offensive tackle Gary Zimmerman, who was playing for the Los Angeles Express." Because Parcells was almost fired in his first year with the franchise, he "didn't have much clout in the organization at that point."

You might know the rest. If not: The Eagles had the next selection and took White after the Giants took Zimmerman, who didn't want to play for New York and was eventually traded to the Vikings. White logged 13 sacks in his rookie year with the Eagles in 1985 and ended up with 198 for his Hall of Fame career.

I know Young played a significant role in our reversal of fortunes from the dark years of the late 60s and 70s, but GD. Some of his decisions. His contempt for Parcells and Belichick hurt this team so badly post-XXV, plus his lack of understanding for the salary cap.

I wonder if some of this stuff is why it took him so long to get into the HoF (still well-warranted, btw).
RE: Bert Jones  
Nomad Crow on the Madison : 4/7/2021 8:50 am : link
In comment 15212168 Thegratefulhead said:
We had Joe Pisarcik.....

Loved Bert Jones! But I will say Greg Cook or Brian Sipe.
Violating OP rules but  
bc4life : 4/7/2021 9:02 am : link
Reggie White seems like a no-brainer
couple others  
bc4life : 4/7/2021 9:05 am : link
Darren Woodson, John Randle, Gronkowski
Jim Brown  
thevett : 4/7/2021 9:18 am : link
RB of the Cleveland Browns
Luke Kuechly,  
Racer : 4/7/2021 9:21 am : link
Larry Fitz.
As a WIS alum, some Badgers  
Jim in Forest Hills : 4/7/2021 9:22 am : link
JJ Watt
TJ Watt
Chris Chambers
Lee Evans
Joe Thomas
Jonathan Taylor
Travis Beckham (gotcha!)
Travis Frederick
Erasmus James (pre injury)
Reggie White and Dan Marino. White because he was a force; Marino  
Ira : 4/7/2021 9:44 am : link
because of that quick release.
I fouled up using Lott...  
bw in dc : 4/7/2021 10:06 am : link
with the HoF caveat.

I think Hines Ward would have fit the mold of a NYG player perfectly.
Back in the day...  
Goin Deep : 4/7/2021 10:06 am : link
Bob Lily/Dallas
Back in the day...  
Goin Deep : 4/7/2021 10:06 am : link
Bob Lily/Dallas
sorry for the repeat  
Goin Deep : 4/7/2021 10:07 am : link
slow to post
Jason Kelce  
ryanmkeane : 4/7/2021 10:12 am : link
I missed the OP there.  
FStubbs : 4/7/2021 10:13 am : link
Then my vote goes to Wilber Marshall. He was secretly the best player on that 80s Bears defense and became the best player on the Washington defense afterward.
Alan Page  
Fishmanjim57 : 4/7/2021 10:14 am : link
He was one of the true original Minnesota Vikings "purple-people-eaters", and he was one of the best defensive tackles in NFL history.
He's also a brilliant man off the field, having been a judge in the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1993 to 2015.
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/7/2021 10:25 am : link
Sterling Sharpe.
Shawn Alexander  
Old Dirty : 4/7/2021 11:09 am : link
The RB that was drafted by the Seahawks the same year the Giants selected Ron Dayne. I thought he was going to light up the NFL right from the start. Always wondered what would have happened if we had him & Tiki instead of "no-gain" Dayne.
Quenton Nelson  
rsjem1979 : 4/7/2021 11:17 am : link
...have fun everybody.
Jason Witten  
Rick in Dallas : 4/7/2021 11:23 am : link
The best TE the Cowboys ever had. Sure fire HOF first ballot.
Jason Witten  
Rick in Dallas : 4/7/2021 11:23 am : link
The best TE the Cowboys ever had. Sure fire HOF first ballot.
Haloti Ngata  
OlyWABigBlue : 4/7/2021 11:45 am : link
maybe, maybe not HOF material.
RE: Yeah...  
rlc2113 : 4/7/2021 11:45 am : link
In comment 15212082 Anakim said:
I have a feeling no one ever reads the content of my posts. Haha

I agree , no one has listed a non-hall of famer or potential hall of famer. Humans are less intellgent than slugs.
I'll go one for each  
Bleedblue10 : 4/7/2021 11:46 am : link
Offense- Randy Moss
Defense- Ed Reed
Wayne Chrebet  
BH28 : 4/7/2021 11:53 am : link
Buddy Dial,  
clatterbuck : 4/7/2021 12:24 pm : link
the WR the Giants cut to make room for the legendary Joey Biscaha. Dial had a very good career with the Steelers and Cowboys. Not sure Biscaha even had double-digit receptions in his very short career.
RE: Tom Fucken Brady  
Victor in CT : 4/7/2021 3:29 pm : link
In comment 15212205 geelabee said:
Love Eli and after LT he might be the greatest Giant of all time..but if Brady the Giants might have an extra 5 super bowl titles..

or he could have washed out and never been heard from again. he was a 6th round pick who under different coaching may never have turned into Tom Brady that we know today. Brady is a guy who craves discipline and order. How much of that existed under studly Jim "look at me" Fassel??
no HOFers, but JonC is right: Walter Payton is the one guy  
Victor in CT : 4/7/2021 3:36 pm : link
I always would love to have seen with the Giants. Tremendous will, did everything right, tough.

but to Anakim's inquiry, Tom Rathman would have fit right in with the Giants. I loved Carton, but Rathman was also a great blocker but could do so much more as a receiver.
Not a HOF  
TyreeHelmet : 4/7/2021 4:04 pm : link
Anquan Boldin. There were always those rumors of a trade.
Is Bobby Wagner a HOF guy.  
LauderdaleMatty : 4/7/2021 7:31 pm : link
Reese hated Lbs and Wilson over him alway bothered me.
David Wilson  
ZoneXDOA : 4/8/2021 7:10 am : link
I know he played briefly. I just wish his career wasn’t cut short, unbelievable talent, skill, heart and drive! Such a good kid, too! Wonder how he’s doing?
Randy White  
bob_in_ec : 4/8/2021 9:37 am : link
The Giants traded their first draft pick in 1975 to Dallas in exchange for QB Craig Morten. Dallas chose Randy White - all pro seven times - the Manster
Les in TO : 4/8/2021 9:52 am : link
Darren Sproles  
Greg from LI : 4/8/2021 9:58 am : link
Can think of many times when he would have come in handy
Geoff Schwartz  
Gatorade Dunk : 4/8/2021 10:43 am : link
I wish he had ever played for the Giants.
I Would choose  
Spike13 : 4/9/2021 1:52 am : link
Keith Byars: his hit on Pepper Johnson still makes me cringe. Bill Parcells emphasized his play against the giants, and his playing style overall. Evidenced by the fact that he took him to both NE, & NY.
Larry Centers: his catching ability was majestic.
Curt Warner (RB: “Seahawks”): loved his second effort,fluidity, and toughness.
Sterling Sharpe: IIMHO his field vision & ability to separate, before his nearly inexplicable neck injury, were unsurpassed. He was also a fearless beast when used inside, before the arrival of Favre.

I couldn’t agree more with the post by “Fstubbs,” (?) and his analysis of the unselfish contributions kiwi, contributed, at a cost to his ability to elevate his attributes.
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