[quote user="zimonami"][quote user="rbcarpenter"][quote user="zimonami"]
Harry started from '76 - '88. 13 seasons
Starting LB's every year with Harry
'76, '77, '78 - Van Pelt and Kelley
'79... went to the 3-4. Starters with Harry were Van Pelt, Kelley, Dan Lloyd
'80 - Van Pelt, Skorupan, and Marion.
'81, '82, '83 - Van Pelt, Kelley, and Taylor
'84, '85- Hunt, Reasons and Taylor
'86 - Banks, Reasons, and Taylor
'87, '88 - Banks, Pepper, and Taylor
Not a bad crew of LB's in any of those years. God, we were spoiled then.
Question... Harry started at MLB in his rookie year, '76. Who was the MLB in '75 that lost his job to Harry?
[/quote]unless my memory banks are malfunctioning due to that 30 oz t-bone i just munched,i recall skorupan was pretty bad,but joe mclaughclin was absolutely horrible.was joe harry's back-up?(i remember he was the first player i made up a nasty nickname for.watching him get to the point of attack about 1 and 1/4 steps late,i started to call him"cement shoes joe"-causing my dad to spew his gin and tonic across the living room....ahh,the memories..)
lol... good story, rbc
yeah, Skorupan wasn't great... surely the lowest ranked of any others. But, Frank Marion was decent[/quote]
This list just goes to show you how our defensive focus has shifted over the years from making LB a draft priority to DL the draft priority. I would have no problem with us going back to a 3-4 once the personnel is up to the task. Truth is, if we trade Osi like a lot of articles suggest, and drafted towards a 3-4 slant we could probably pull it off this year. Sintim, a McClain, even Goff and Boley seem better suited for that style. Tuck, Cofield, Kiwi. It would mean getting rid of a few D linemen not suited for nose tackle, but it would be a more attacking style out of the LBs. That is something we are sorely missing.
Anything would be better than last year's D. With the Giant tradition established, last year was rough to watch.