Michael Strahan Retires

The Giants all-time sack leader called it a career today and will leave football as a world champion after 15 great seasons as part of the G-Men.

According to ESPN.com, Strahan said, “It was important that my teammates knew which way I was going before they got on the field to start the work to defend our title. It’s time. I’m done.”

Strahan nearly retired before last season after holding out during training camp, but returned to the team in time to go on to win Super XLII against the undefeated New England Patriots.

Over a decade and a half in the league, Strahan accumulated 141.5 sacks and will be a serious first ballot candidate for the Hall of Fame when he is eligible in five years.

The seven-time Pro Bowler and one-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2001) would have made $4 million this season with incentives from sacks of up to $1 million in bonus money.

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  • WestCoastSkins

    First post, wow.

    I knew this was coming. Strahan has reached the top and has nowhere to go but down from here. This was the perfect time for him to retire and he has rightfully done so. We are all glad to see him go. Well maybe not all you Giants fans.

  • All Day

    Yeah, I also saw this comming. It did not surprise me at all. Now its time for Tuck! I feel reeeeeal comfortable with Tuck in there….

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    hats off to miiicheeeal straaahaaaan. remember the arrogant cowboy fan that says how bout dem cowboys? funnier than hell……..he was a warrior also. the game will miss him. he was responsible for that win, you guys know that, right? those guys are tough to replace. you don’t. tuck’s good but he ain’t no strahan. look forward to the matchups again this year

  • WestCoastSkins

    Wow and I thought Riggos Rag was slow at posting new blogs. Lets get something going about Bradshaw being in jail again!

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  • Giantsrule

    Not much to write about when you are the best.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i see some, crumble from within, baby

  • Giantsrule

    It is OK, we like being the underdog. The Super Bowl still goes through us! It is not a fluke. Our QB has certainly matured faster than yours who still wears his hat on backwards.

    hey, what the heck is going on over at the Eagles site. Sick crap