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jintman : 8/16/2022 6:57 pm
I will say the same thing that I say every time new recipients go into the ring of honor, how is John Mendenhall overlooked every year… he’s being punished because he was on lousy teams but a true Giant and heart and soul of their defense for so many years ….my favorite Giant player in the early 70s. what crime!!
Couldn't agree more  
Bill in UT : 8/16/2022 7:15 pm : link
Mendie was the first guy I ever hoped for the Giants to draft
Agree 100%  
Maggot Brain : 8/16/2022 7:35 pm : link
Mendy was the best player on defense for the Giants for years. Double-teamed and still made an impact every game.
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/16/2022 7:39 pm : link
Before my time, but my old man loved him.
Agree completely!!!  
richynyc : 8/16/2022 7:43 pm : link
It’s a travesty that you never hear his name mentioned as being worthy of inclusion in what has now become an expanded RoF.
Steal of that  
xman : 8/16/2022 7:49 pm : link
From this corner "inclusion"  
Blu4ever : 8/16/2022 8:26 pm : link
Is a greater crime than exclusion.
Joe Morrison's ballyhooed versatility was a consequence of NOT playing any position well.
Except Morrison made plays all over the field  
gtt350 : 8/16/2022 8:50 pm : link
Mendy was an excellent player  
Red Dog : 8/16/2022 9:06 pm : link
when the GIANTS had almost no real talent.

Morrison? Mediocre everywhere he played.
Mendy was great!  
kelly : 8/16/2022 10:40 pm : link
Tough as nails. Should be in the ring no question about it.
You guys are being silly  
WillieYoung : 8/17/2022 7:48 am : link
Just checked Pro Footbll reference. Not 1 Pro Bowl or All-pro season. Mendy was the best player on a bad team for a few years.
Couldn't agree more  
Stufftherun : 8/17/2022 10:37 am : link
It was a # 64 jersey that I wore during my pee wee football days because of that man's play during some very dark days.
He was one of the few guys you could  
steve in ky : 8/17/2022 10:44 am : link
As a Giants fan that you could hang your hat on and be proud of.

Ron Johnson is another guy too often overlooked
RE: Couldn't agree more  
Brick72 : 8/17/2022 8:17 pm : link
In comment 15782712 Bill in UT said:
Mendie was the first guy I ever hoped for the Giants to draft

Mendy will get his. It definitely is a shame and makes no sense. There may be something else going on behind the scenes but anyone who watched those Giants games back then knew Mendenhall was a Giants signature piece. He'll get in.
Mendenhall, Jack Gregory were the beginning of a giant defense  
plato : 8/18/2022 10:54 am : link
again. Add Carson, Kelly, and move a player from safety to outside backer and we started to see a dominating defense.

#64 was a dominating DT who wrecked havoc on many an O line. Jennings a punter was ‘dominating’ then as well. I think both should be in “ring of honor”.
Couldn’t agree more!  
Bleedin Blue : 8/19/2022 9:40 am : link
One of my favorites during those dark times!
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