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slipknottin
07-10-2012, 05:23 PM
Or an O player on D?

Can anyone think of the last time this happened?

JMFP2
07-10-2012, 05:53 PM
Or an O player on D?

Can anyone think of the last time this happened?

I remember LT wanted to play offense when the Giants were struggling.

If Martellus Bennett adds a few more pounds, he can play defensive tackle.

NYGRealityCheck
07-10-2012, 05:55 PM
I'm pretty sure at one time they used Toomer or Burress on defense against a hail mary pass of an opponent at the end of the game.

Toadofsteel
07-10-2012, 06:09 PM
I'm pretty sure at one time they used Toomer or Burress on defense against a hail mary pass of an opponent at the end of the game.

Yeah this tends to be the most common use for a player to cross teams... the Prevent defense often will put 7 DB's on the field, and if the team doesn't have enough DB's healthy, they will put in WR's to help cover.

miked1958
07-10-2012, 06:47 PM
Or an O player on D?

Can anyone think of the last time this happened?I recall seeing Canty in on FG tries but that's not what you are talking about. U mean how the Fridge came in and ran the ball down near the goal line for BeRs in the 80 s.

Can't recall anyone although I want to say it had happened in 70s..

miked1958
07-10-2012, 06:49 PM
I know joe Morrison played multiple positions on offense not to sure he didn't play on D to. That guy did it all. As far as a D player on offense I don't think I can pull one out of the hat offhand

qroze
07-10-2012, 06:57 PM
We'll see DT/Austin in at FB/TE soon. :)

fansince69
07-10-2012, 08:13 PM
Harry Carson caught at least one TD as a tight end....but couldn't tell you when that was or if it was the last time.

jax5338
07-10-2012, 10:38 PM
Harry Carson caught at least one TD as a tight end....but couldn't tell you when that was or if it was the last time.


wasnt that on a fake FG though? does that count as an offensive snap or ST?

bLuereverie
07-10-2012, 10:56 PM
I'd love to see Linval split wide in a blowout victory for the Giants [not because everyone is injured]

Also, who would our emergency QB be? Rolle?

Roosevelt
07-10-2012, 10:58 PM
Rosie Brown played both ways. O-line and D-line in short yardage.

Flip Empty
07-10-2012, 11:17 PM
DT Jared Lorenzen took a few snaps at QB a few years back...

miked1958
07-10-2012, 11:51 PM
DT Jared Lorenzen took a few snaps at QB a few years back...Now I don't care who you are that's funny

NYG 5
07-11-2012, 12:24 AM
DT Jared Lorenzen took a few snaps at QB a few years back...

yes, that was when his potential spot at nose tackle was eaten by Seawright. QB was the only way they could keep his talents on the roster.

Rat_bastich
07-11-2012, 12:39 AM
For some reason I keep thinking DeOssie...the father...played fullback a couple of times...or at least in a package or two.

miked1958
07-11-2012, 01:02 AM
For some reason I keep thinking DeOssie...the father...played fullback a couple of times...or at least in a package or two.You may be right

Rat_bastich
07-11-2012, 01:21 AM
Also, I know this probably wouldn't be the answer you are looking for but wasn't Doug Riesenberg a defensive lineman in college?

G-Men Surg.
07-11-2012, 04:13 AM
Can't think of a player right from the top of my mind that played both ways but I sure remember the days when lots of starters played on special teams like Carl Banks, Harry Carson lined up for years on the FG kicking team.

gmen46
07-11-2012, 05:06 AM
Frank Gifford. Defensive back. halfback. And flanker later in his career. Of the 8 Pro Bowls he was selected to, at least 1 was for each of those positions--what a guy.

Could he have been the last Giant to play both ways?

Toadofsteel
07-11-2012, 11:13 AM
I'd love to see Linval split wide in a blowout victory for the Giants [not because everyone is injured]

Also, who would our emergency QB be? Rolle?

If (god forbid) both Eli and Carr went down in the same game, something tells me we'd just run a lot of direct snaps to Wilson in the wildcat. (or something similar). He'd either keep it or handoff to Bradshaw. Then, when the defense finally bites and puts all 11 guys in the box, Bradshaw will run downfield and receive a pass from Wilson wide open.

RagTime Blue
07-11-2012, 12:27 PM
I remember hearing the Giants used LT as a gunner at least once.

Toadofsteel
07-11-2012, 12:32 PM
I remember hearing the Giants used LT as a gunner at least once.




That's still special teams. You'll always see a couple star players on special teams from time to time (like JPP on the FG block)...

Flip Empty
07-11-2012, 02:15 PM
I'd love to see Linval split wide in a blowout victory for the Giants [not because everyone is injured]

Also, who would our emergency QB be? Rolle?

If (god forbid) both Eli and Carr went down in the same game, something tells me we'd just run a lot of direct snaps to Wilson in the wildcat. (or something similar). He'd either keep it or handoff to Bradshaw. Then, when the defense finally bites and puts all 11 guys in the box, Bradshaw will run downfield and receive a pass from Wilson wide open.
Rolle took some wildcat snaps in Arizona so he'd be the logical choice in case of an emergency. He has an arm.

Toadofsteel
07-11-2012, 02:27 PM
Interesting... are there any surviving clips of that?

Flip Empty
07-11-2012, 02:43 PM
I'm trying to find some but not having much success...

I did find this:
http://i.imgur.com/DehRR.jpg

He ended up scrambling in that play though

burier
07-11-2012, 02:52 PM
Or an O player on D?

Can anyone think of the last time this happened?

I remember LT wanted to play offense when the Giants were struggling.

If Martellus Bennett adds a few more pounds, he can play defensive tackle.

lol

thomsoad
07-11-2012, 03:05 PM
I know joe Morrison played multiple positions on offense not to sure he didn't play on D to. That guy did it all. As far as a D player on offense I don't think I can pull one out of the hat offhand

For a second there i thought you were referring to Joe Morris...not sure where a 5'7 guy was gonna play on defense

slipknottin
07-11-2012, 04:45 PM
Its interesting, this is rather common throughout the NFL, PFF recorded 18 different D players who played on O. And thats not including some guys like the patriots Edelman who played more offensive plays than defensive (117 snaps on O, and 91 on D).

Its just interesting that even with coaching changes and whatever else, the giants have not done this often, and certainly have not done it at all for quite some time.

Cool Papa B.
07-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Would a defensive player taking punt returns count as playing both ways? If so then Aaron Ross last season returned a few punts. One of them he muffed in the NE game.

slipknottin
07-11-2012, 05:09 PM
Would a defensive player taking punt returns count as playing both ways? If so then Aaron Ross last season returned a few punts. One of them he muffed in the NE game.

Nahh. STs is its own category.

pino
07-12-2012, 05:27 PM
DT Jared Lorenzen took a few snaps at QB a few years back...

Win

miked1958
07-12-2012, 05:44 PM
I know joe Morrison played multiple positions on offense not to sure he didn't play on D to. That guy did it all. As far as a D player on offense I don't think I can pull one out of the hat offhand

For a second there i thought you were referring to Joe Morris...not sure where a 5'7 guy was gonna play on defenseDo you remember him or were you to young? Played in 59 to early 70s at multiple positions on offense for the giants. Look him up. Serious player

miked1958
07-12-2012, 05:53 PM
He played both ways on U of Cinn for 3 Varsity seasons. Playing HB and QB and on D. With the giants he was mostly RB and WR. But he also lined up as TE, QB, K, Punter, returned kicks and punts at different times he was needed to. His number 40 was retired by the Gmen.

Wiki shows he died at the age of 51. Anyone the cause?

BornBrooklyn
07-12-2012, 06:25 PM
LT played TE during the '87 strike vs the Bills.

Rat_bastich
07-12-2012, 06:38 PM
Would a defensive player taking punt returns count as playing both ways? If so then Aaron Ross last season returned a few punts. One of them he muffed in the NE game.

Nahh. STs is its own category.

Yep, or else both DeOssies would be the most recent as both were orginally linebackers converted to longsnappers.

slipknottin
07-12-2012, 07:18 PM
LT played TE during the '87 strike vs the Bills.

Did he have a reception?

greenca190
07-12-2012, 08:18 PM
Would a defensive player taking punt returns count as playing both ways? If so then Aaron Ross last season returned a few punts. One of them he muffed in the NE game.

How many times does this question need to be answered during this thread?

G-Man67
07-13-2012, 06:16 AM
despite a few rumors floated out there by one of our HOF posters ... Mr. Harooni ... as it turns out ... none of our players go both ways

GeoGoGo
07-13-2012, 11:15 AM
LT played TE during the '87 strike vs the Bills.

Did he have a reception?

He line up for one play at TE but I thought it was against the 49er's.

He would have had one but the actual scab TE Kulana Park (IIRC) tipped it away. I believe it would have been the winning score if not for that. Taylor was that open.

appodictic
07-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Mcquarters returning punts.

miked1958
07-14-2012, 12:08 AM
Mcquarters returning punts.
That's more common. Like A. Ross last season

YATittle1962
07-14-2012, 01:05 AM
in 1961 the Giants had a special play called Pete's Special named after Pete Previte who worked in the clubhouse.
He suggested that Erich Barnes and Jimmy Patton...DBs who were the fastest guys on the team play WR on certain downs and run go routes.

it worked the very first time the tried it

something like a 65 yd TD to ....Barnes I believe