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    The NFL now has two franchises with a tradition on great linebackers. The Giants and there 31st ranked defense no longer should be permitted in that discussion.A tradition that is not maintained is no longer a tradition, but rather, a memory.So, the Giants have a past history of great linebackers, but no longer a tradition.Maybe some time down the road things will change. But not now and not in the foreseeable future.
    "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

    "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

  • #2
    their tradition has pretty much shifted from linebackers to defenisve end.

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    • #3
      That tradition has just switched to DE instead of LB. Stop being so melodramitc.

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      • #4
        plus back then they had the 3-4 defense. they have been playing the 4-3 defense for quite a while now so they havent focused on game changing linebackers as much.

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        • #5
          It went from LT, Banks and Carson to J Will, Connor and Rivers.. pretty dang good

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          • #6
            harsh crowd...I always thought the Tradition was tough, blue-collar/working-man's team, no frills...


            NFL Championships : 1927 1934 1938 1956 Super Bowl Champions: XXI XXV XLII XLVI

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            • #7
              Eat a Snickers.

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              • #8
                Just making a point, based on the definition of "tradition".We can still say that the Giants have a history of great linebackers , but not a tradition according to the proper usage of the word.


                And it is a fading history.....you would have to go back to Jessie Armstead....that was probably when the tradition ended, unless I am forgetting someone.

                Antonio pierce deserves honorable mention
                Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 04-27-2013, 10:53 PM.
                "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by joemorrisforprez View Post
                  Just making a point, based on the definition of "tradition".We can still say that the Giants have a history of great linebackers , but not a tradition according to the proper usage of the word.
                  When we played a 34 we had a great tradition of LBs. Now that we play a 43, that has transitioned to DE. I don't see why that is such a difficult concept.

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                  • #10
                    I can't stand ignorant fans that watch the game but never understand what they are watching. Not even on a pedestrian level.
                    As much as I love LT, Carson and the old school, in a 4-3 defense defensive linemen are more important than linebackers.
                    Last edited by BROADWAYSTORM; 04-27-2013, 10:58 PM.

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                    • #11
                      The game has changed since LT, Banks and Carson.

                      TE's are more relevant then they were before.

                      a good pulling guard is too

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                      • #12
                        Sorry but when was the last time the Bears won anything? The Giants and their lack of great LB's won the Super Bowl just one year ago.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Drez View Post
                          When we played a 34 we had a great tradition of LBs. Now that we play a 43, that has transitioned to DE. I don't see why that is such a difficult concept.
                          Sam Huff, one of the greatest linebackers in the history of the game, flourished under a 4-3 system designed by Tom Landry.

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                          "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                          "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                          • #14
                            I'm sorry, Buddy333, but you must have taken a wrong turn. This is not talking about Super Bowls. But the last Super Bowl champion had some decent linebackers, too. In fact we might add the Ravens to the list alongside the steelers and the bears.
                            "I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells

                            "Name the starting linebackers from 2007." - Jerry Reese

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                            • #15
                              Everything is about the Super Bowl. The Giants won the Super Bowl twice in the last 6 years without elite LB's.

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