The Giants in the 1950's invented the 43 defense. Andy Robustelli, Rosey Brown, Rosey Grier, etc.....they were anchors on that front line. The Giants didn't switch to a 34 defense until the late 70's and the emphasis naturally switched to the linebacker. Now we're back to the 43 where the DE's & DT's are priority.
And BTW the Steelers during the Steel Curtain era it was Dwight White, LC Greenwood and Joe Green who were the true stars.
The great 4-3 defenses have included some of the greatest linebackers in the game.
The Steelers.....Jack Lambert, Jack Ham.
The Green Bay Packers.....Ray Nietzchke
The Chicago Bears....Butkus
Honestly, I now regret making this thread....I didn't mean to generate so much misinformation and fantasy from my fellow Giants fans.
Mods.....please rename this thread to "The Giants have great linebackers and the NFL's best defense". Thanks.
Last edited by joemorrisforprez; 04-28-2013 at 12:04 AM.
"I like linebackers. I collect 'em. You can't have too many good ones." - Bill Parcells