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I was trying to identify Giants players who were starters

Ivan15 : 6/5/2021 1:39 pm
Or major contributors in 2007 and 2011 Super Bowl runs. I came up with

Offense: Manning, Bradshaw, Diehl, Snee, McKenzie, Jacobs, Hixon (only played 2 games)

Defense: Tuck, Kiwanuka, Webster, Ross, Umanyiora, Blackburn (brought back midseason in 2011)

Specials: Tynes, DeOssie

By 2011, that was a fair amount of veteran talent with 2007 Super Bowl experience. Also on the 2011 team was several veteran players with SB experience with other teams.

2011 was the last hurrah for the o-line put together for 2007 as Reese had already been scrambling to find a Center and LG.

A lot of these guys don’t get enough credit for their years with the Giants. Did I forget anyone?
K. Mitchell was  
Big Blue '56 : 6/5/2021 1:43 pm : link
huge for us at LB, imv
BCD : 6/5/2021 2:07 pm : link
McKenzie was awful in 2011. Ross was mediocre at best.  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/5/2021 2:14 pm : link
Diehl was pretty bad too.

Kiwanuka missed the 2007 run. Tollefson and Boothe were on both teams, though neither did much in 2007.
BCD / BB56 - I think the OP was referring to holdovers…  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/5/2021 2:16 pm : link
… from the 2007 team who were still around in 2011.
I’m pretty sure God was starting for the Giants a couple of times  
Spider56 : 6/5/2021 2:20 pm : link
during those years ... either that or a fair amount of souls were sold to the devil.
Full list of players on both 2007 and 2011 rosters  
Blue Ninja : 6/5/2021 2:23 pm : link
curtesy of DawgsByNature.

QB Eli Manning
RB Brandon Jacobs
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
RB D.J. Ware
WR Dominik Hixon*
LT David Diehl
LG Kevin Boothe
RG Chris Snee
RT Kareem McKenzie
DE Osi Umenyiora
DE Justin Tuck
DE Dave Tollefson
LB Chase Blackburn
LB Mathias Kiwanuka
CB Aaron Ross
CB Corey Webster
K Lawrence Tynes
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Jake Ballard  
VanillaVick : 6/5/2021 2:29 pm : link
Destroyed his knee for us in the Super Bowl
RE: BCD / BB56 - I think the OP was referring to holdovers…  
Big Blue '56 : 6/5/2021 2:52 pm : link
In comment 15280484 Big Blue Blogger said:
… from the 2007 team who were still around in 2011.

Ah, gotcha..Sorry Ivan..
Those teams were built over many years and had great consistency where  
glowrider : 6/5/2021 3:08 pm : link
We needed to maintain consistency. Another reason the missing championships are so frustrating.
ok thanks...  
BCD : 6/5/2021 6:27 pm : link
I forgot Tollefson and Kevin Boothe and D.J. Ware each only played  
Ivan15 : 6/7/2021 9:01 am : link
1 game in 2007. Good find by Blue Ninja.

Yes, I was trying to identify players who played for the Giants in both 2007 and 2011. I guess Blackburn may be the only player who left the team and came back in 2011.
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