the NEW YORK GIANTS are better than the patriots
historically we have more historic players.
Lawrence taylor changed the way people played football by forcing quarterbacks to enlist better protection. he is in the hall of fame
phil simms holds the record for the best passer rating in the superbowl and is also in the hall of fame
Now we move into the top ten list. The best of the best. All of these names are immediately recognizable to mostly any Giants fan and most football fans as well.
Manning is considered football royalty. He is a rare second-generation NFL player. His father, Archie Manning was a two-time Pro Bowl QB.
With a newfound maturity, he rose to the occasion of the big stage. In typical Manning fashion, when the game was in doubt and on the line, he led his team downfield with grit and precision.
Tyree refused to give up the ball, and the result was one of the greatest plays in the history of the sport and its championship game.
When this coming season is finished, Manning will be second on the team all-time in passing yards and passing attempts.
Barber was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 1997 NFL draft. He played for them for 10 years ('97-'06). The team's original plan was to utilize him as a third-down running back to better complement their power running back, Rodney Hampton.
He was met with skepticism. His first two seasons were filled with nagging injuries and he missed four games of the '98 campaign.
His early career was filled with questions over fumbles. He coughed up the ball 35 times between '00 and '03. After a slight adjustment, he corrected this and went on to amass impressive statistics.
Also, in '05, he made a promise to ailing owner, Wellington Mara, that he would give forth his best effort and they would win.
In his final game with the Giants, he ran for 137 yards and was referred to as "a warrior" by Eagles safety Brian Dawkins . He made three Pro Bowl appearances , including the very last game of his career on Feb. 10, 2007.
His open criticism of the Giants and especially their young QB, Eli Manning, sparked an early response from the team on the field in '07, their championship season. One that Barber was not a part of.
He has stirred his share of controversy through his career, but most fans will always remember his speed and determination.
Bavaro was a All-American player at The University of Notre Dame and was drafted by the Giants in the 1985 NFL Draft in the fourth round.
Coach Bill Parcells called him "the most impressive rookie he'd seen" in that preseason. He quickly won the job as starter.
His rookie season saw him set a record for most receptions in a game (12, against Cincinnati on Oct. 13, '85). After that game, one that they lost, Bavaro was quoted about the record as saying "I'd rather win".
He never missed a play the entire time. It was in the '86 season, that he cemented his reputation as a hard-nosed player.
He did try to come back with both the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles. His impact for them was not nearly that of his with the Giants.
For his Giants career, he had 3,722 receiving yards, which was first among Giants TE's until Jeremy Shockey surpassed his a few years ago.
The fan base was very angry with the team when he was cut. There are not many players that can be said for, he is one of them.
He wrote a novel in '08 called "Rough and Tumble." A fitting title given his playing style and career highlights.
Both on and off of the field, he remains as humble and as approachable as he was in his prime.
Ask any Giants fan, and they will tell you, not many players invoked such memories of power, grit and determination as Mark Bavaro .
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