Why FB Henry Hynoski Is Still Critical to the NY Giants Offense’s Success

July 15, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For years, it has seemed that the so-called death of the fullback position in the NFL has been grossly exaggerated.
Or has it?
It’s a valid question if one considers how the fullback position has evolved over the last few years—especially regarding the New York Giants, who still employ a pure fullback in Henry Hynoski but didn’t use his skills as much last year.
According to the depth charts kept by OurLads, only 22 teams list a starting fullback. What’s even more interesting is that only 12 of the 16 teams in the AFC East, NFC East, AFC North and NFC North—divisions where frequent inclement weather late in the season would usually warrant having a power-running game—are listed as carrying a fullback on their rosters.
Why the decline in keeping a pure fullback? Simple: The days of the brute-force fullback, the big 260-plus-pound bruisers with the ability to knock a guy into next Tuesday, have disappeared thanks to the sp...

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