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RogerDane
02-03-2012, 10:36 AM
Started watching the Giants in '57 or '58 and they are still my team through all these years. As one gets older the memory seems to be less accurate. I am trying to recall "one play" which is always hard.

This would be a 'goal line' head on collision/tackle and I don't know the player's name or even the year but it was one of those 'never forget' (of course I recall it but not the facts). Giants at their goal line, opposing player started over right tackle and WHAMMO... the Giants (believe it was a linebacker) player met him about 1 ft behind the line of scrimmage head on and everyone heard the hit. The runner (who was a known guy) was stopped dead in his tracks and the Giants stopped the touchdown. This would have been 'before' the middle '70s I think. The player may have been Dryer but I recall the player was white, had a short name and might not have played too long for the Giants (which again might make it Dryer)... not much to go on but perhaps someone can recall that one play (out of so many)... thanks.

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 10:43 AM
Started watching the Giants in '57 or '58 and they are still my team through all these years. As one gets older the memory seems to be less accurate. I am trying to recall "one play" which is always hard.

This would be a 'goal line' head on collision/tackle and I don't know the player's name or even the year but it was one of those 'never forget' (of course I recall it but not the facts). Giants at their goal line, opposing player started over right tackle and WHAMMO... the Giants (believe it was a linebacker) player met him about 1 ft behind the line of scrimmage head on and everyone heard the hit. The runner (who was a known guy) was stopped dead in his tracks and the Giants stopped the touchdown. This would have been 'before' the middle '70s I think. The player may have been Dryer but I recall the player was white, had a short name and might not have played too long for the Giants (which again might make it Dryer)... not much to go on but perhaps someone can recall that one play (out of so many)... thanks.


While over the years I'm sure this has happened more than once (and despite your time line) it really sounds like you're describing SB21 (1987) when Banks stopped the Bronco's RB (Wilhite?) running left away from Taylor and Carson who had stopped them on 1st and 2nd down.

Banks shot across from the defensive left dropping Wilhite for a 2 yard loss, forcing the Broncos to kick a field goal (which Karlis would miss). This was at the end of the 2nd quarter.

Before 1980 you'd have to go back to the mid 60s before I can recall a meaningful play in a meaningful game (the stand and defiance play by Tittle in '63).

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Sounds like a Gary Reasons play I remember..... From Wikipedia.</P>


Reasons was also a part of two key plays during his career.<SUP id=cite_ref-0 class=reference><SPAN>[</SPAN>1<SPAN>]</SPAN> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Reasons#cite_note-0)</SUP><SUP id=cite_ref-1 class=reference><SPAN>[</SPAN>2<SPAN>]</SPAN> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Reasons#cite_note-1)</SUP> The first came during a critical late-season December 1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_NFL_season) game against the Denver Broncos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Broncos) at snowy Mile High Stadium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_High_Stadium). On fourth-and-goal from the Giants 1-yard line, John Elway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elway) handed off to Bobby Humphrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Humphrey), who went airborne trying to break the plane of the goal line. But Reasons also went airborne; his hit sent Humphrey spinning backward like a helicopter. The Giants, propelled by an incredible 57-yard touchdown on a screen pass to speedy David Meggett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Meggett) on third-and-31, went on to win that game and the NFC East that season before falling to the Los Angeles Rams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Rams) in the infamous Flipper Anderson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipper_Anderson) game at Giants Stadium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giants_Stadium).</P>

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 10:56 AM
Sounds like a Gary Reasons play I remember..... From Wikipedia.</P>


Reasons was also a part of two key plays during his career.<SUP id=cite_ref-0 class=reference><SPAN>[</SPAN>1<SPAN>]</SPAN> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Reasons#cite_note-0)</SUP><SUP id=cite_ref-1 class=reference><SPAN>[</SPAN>2<SPAN>]</SPAN> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Reasons#cite_note-1)</SUP> The first came during a critical late-season December 1989 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_NFL_season) game against the Denver Broncos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Broncos) at snowy Mile High Stadium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mile_High_Stadium). On fourth-and-goal from the Giants 1-yard line, John Elway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elway) handed off to Bobby Humphrey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Humphrey), who went airborne trying to break the plane of the goal line. But Reasons also went airborne; his hit sent Humphrey spinning backward like a helicopter. The Giants, propelled by an incredible 57-yard touchdown on a screen pass to speedy David Meggett (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Meggett) on third-and-31, went on to win that game and the NFC East that season before falling to the Los Angeles Rams (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Rams) in the infamous Flipper Anderson (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipper_Anderson) game at Giants Stadium (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giants_Stadium).</P>

Oh yeah that was monstrous!

Actually stuffed him in mid-air.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehSmLq9J4yc

SweetZombieJesus
02-03-2012, 10:57 AM
Wasn't there also one by Carson in 1986 where on a goal-line stand he met the RB in the air and knocked his body horizontal and backwards?

I don't think it was the Reasons hit, the RB ran to the left and got hit in mid-air, layed out horzontal on his back and went backwards, it almost looked like a WWF move.

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Wasn't there also one by Carson in 1986 where on a goal-line stand he met the RB in the air and knocked his body horizontal and backwards?
here ya go......</P>


<FONT color=#0000ff>Carson was the second-leading tackler on New York’s 1986 championship team, and made a memorable goal line stop early in Super Bowl XXI when he stuffed Denver’s Gerald Willhite for no gain.</FONT></P>

RogerDane
02-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Yes, the Reasons play was/is the closet to what I was 'recalling' (or trying to) and I won't say it was not. I recall the Banks play but I was sure the Giant's player was white in this particular incident and it was definitely over the right side. I had seen that exact video, outstanding impact and Madden loved it (as I did). Certainly could have been the one but somehow I did think it was earlier.

Not sure if today that would be a legal hit? I miss the impact of the older years but realize that guys were getting ruined for life sometimes and that is a sad deal. This would have been helmet to helmet, launching.

I was watching TV when Gifford was taken out by <span class="st">Chuck Bednarik and over the years including so many of Taylor's great hits (including the five or six replays on TV back when they "showed" you what happened instead of being scared to upset squeamish stomachs of Theismann's leg) have seen some great tackles. I shall ruminate upon the Reason's film and wonder. I went back through all the rosters from '78 down to '58 and could not pick out a name. Old I guess. Thanks VERY much!!!
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Voldamort
02-03-2012, 11:08 AM
Gary Reasons in the snow in Denver,LT WAS HURT!!! LOOK on u-tube Gary Reasons THE HIT!

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-03-2012, 11:13 AM
Yes, the Reasons play was/is the closet to what I was 'recalling' (or trying to) and I won't say it was not. I recall the Banks play but I was sure the Giant's player was white in this particular incident and it was definitely over the right side. I had seen that exact video, outstanding impact and Madden loved it (as I did). Certainly could have been the one but somehow I did think it was earlier.
I was watching TV when Gifford was taken out by <SPAN class=st>Chuck Bednarik and over the years including so many of Taylor's great hits (including the five or six replays on TV back when they "showed" you what happened instead of being scared to upset squeamish stomachs of Theismann's leg) have seen some great tackles. I shall ruminate upon the Reason's film and wonder. I went back through all the rosters from '78 down to '58 and could not pick out a name. Old I guess. Thanks VERY much!!!
</SPAN>Yeah, I have watched the Giants games since 1985 when my uncle got me into them. I even met LT after i joined the militaryat soldier field back in 1993, I walked right out onto the field(4 hours prior to game) while he was still in street clothes standing in the endzon checking the field. WOW, i was literally speechless as i spoke with him.

RogerDane
02-03-2012, 11:19 AM
Recall the fake punt?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IthfQ9qFZ_8

And "Little Davey Meggett run..." with Berman.

Thanks.

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Wasn't there also one by Carson in 1986 where on a goal-line stand he met the RB in the air and knocked his body horizontal and backwards?*

I don't think it was the Reasons hit, the RB ran to the left and got hit in mid-air, layed out horzontal on his back and went backwards, it almost looked like a WWF move.


The play on second down before the play with Banks that I mentioned earlier.

It was a great hit ... but the Reasons hit was more spectacular to watch.

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 12:29 PM
WOW, i was literally speechless as i spoke with him.*

My new favorite quote.

Kruunch
02-03-2012, 12:37 PM
Yes, the Reasons play was/is the closet to what I was 'recalling' (or trying to) and I won't say it was not. I recall the Banks play but I was sure the Giant's player was white in this particular incident and it was definitely over the right side. I had seen that exact video, outstanding impact and Madden loved it (as I did). Certainly could have been the one but somehow I did think it was earlier.

Not sure if today that would be a legal hit? I miss the impact of the older years but realize that guys were getting ruined for life sometimes and that is a sad deal. This would have been helmet to helmet, launching.

I was watching TV when Gifford was taken out by <span class="st">Chuck Bednarik and over the years including so many of Taylor's great hits (including the five or six replays on TV back when they "showed" you what happened instead of being scared to upset squeamish stomachs of Theismann's leg) have seen some great tackles. I shall ruminate upon the Reason's film and wonder. I went back through all the rosters from '78 down to '58 and could not pick out a name. Old I guess. Thanks VERY much!!!
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If it was something Madden commented on during a game, it was in the 80s or later.

Chuck Bednarik was one of the most fearsome LBer to ever play the game (pains me to say that of an Eagle). Last of the Iron Men too.

If they tallied sacks back then it wouldn't surprise me if he had the title (even today).

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-03-2012, 04:49 PM
WOW, i was literally speechless as i spoke with him. My new favorite quote.Yeah you got me on that one, i noticed i typed it after i posted it. It just felt so fitting of the situation,I felt like i had a mouth full of marbles!