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    Big Blue Evolved, Just In The Nick Of Time

    It seemed to me the Giants started going vertical in the JF/KC era. It seems like the Giants went from Lumbering Tank, to Tomahawk Missiles.

    Question- As great as BBWC were. If the Giants of the Eighties were on the 20 Yd line, with under 2 minutes to go in a Playoff game, would they win it ?

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    It was different rules in the 80s. They would not be used to playing by today's rules, and so would not win. Defensive penalties would be the difference.
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    Re: Big Blue Evolved, Just In The Nick Of Time

    [quote user="BlueBlitzer"]It seemed to me the Giants started going vertical in the JF/KC era. It seems like the Giants went from Lumbering Tank, to Tomahawk Missiles.

    Question- As great as BBWC were. If the Giants of the Eighties were on the 20 Yd line, with under 2 minutes to go in a Playoff game, would they win it ?[/quote]Giants had a great QB in the 80s who won us 1 SB and set up us winning the 2nd. However neither Simms nor Hoss could do what Eli does in the final minutes of games
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    Even though 2013 was a losing season, we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Denver, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, New England
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    Let's make it 5 in 2014 !!!

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    Re: Big Blue Evolved, Just In The Nick Of Time

    The Giants WRs are feared and respected throughout the NFL. But it seemed for decades we would never get another Pro-Bowl worthy WR. During the eighties and ninetys we would hear annonoucers snicker about Giant wideouts. All we had to hang our hat on was Homer Jones.

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    Re: Big Blue Evolved, Just In The Nick Of Time

    [quote user="Mercury"]It was different rules in the 80s.* They would not be used to playing by today's rules, and so would not win.* Defensive penalties would be the difference.
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    Not so fast.. There were seveal 2 min comebacks in the 80s.
    Anyone remember John Elway?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/foo...lway_comeback/

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    Re: Big Blue Evolved, Just In The Nick Of Time

    you don't win 2 Super Bowls without being clutch, but our 80s clutch was more of a team clutch

    causing Roger Craig to fumble ... Matt Bahr being so accurate ... remember Mark Ingram twisting and spining his way to a clutch 1st down vs. the Bills ... need to watch all those key games again ....

    and in the playoffs leading up to our Super Bowl 21 victory we outscored our opponents 105-40 in just 3 games .... that's 35 ppg and no need for any clutchness

    49-3 over the all world Niners and holding the mighty (at the time Redskins) to a big goose egg ... that's a form of clutch

    but Eli is one of the most clutch QBs i've seen and that includes Montana and Elway

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