2010 NFL Draft: Can Rolando McClain Restore New York Giants’ Linebacker Legacy?

March 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Truth be told, the last great Giants linebacker that I have a cognizant memory of seeing play was Jessie Armstead.
As fate would have it, I was not lucky enough to have been born decades earlier, where I could have watched the likes of Sam Huff, Harry Carson, Carl Banks, and Lawrence Taylor—iconic figures when one recalls the top linebackers in Giants history. Stories of their dominance sounded more to me like tales of lore rather than reality.
Youth aside, I've watched enough film and read enough about the fabled Giants linebackers that I can begin to grasp their impact on the team and their true greatness as football players.
With the position of linebacker having once been such a proud cornerstone of this storied franchise, one wonders if the New York Giants will ever field such a dominant linebacking corps again.
Now don't get me wrong—the Giants have had some pretty decent players at that position in the last 15 years, but never have the Giants asse...

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