In last year’s Hall of Fame game, New York Football Giants legend Bill Parcells was in attendance during the Miami Dolphins vs Dallas Cowboys match-up. This year’s HOF game, it’s the Giants vs the Bills, and kickoff is now only 36 days away.
As a tribute to the coming NFL season, GMEN HQ wanted to start a “Countdown to the Hall of Fame Game”, so here it is:
36? Easy. it’s 6×6, otherwise known around Giants Nation as six different Eli Manning touchdowns — minus the Josh Browns:
In 1936 the New York Football Giants went 5-6. It was a tough year, a year so tough the Giants prepared themselves for it by drafting a future Hall of Fame player in the second round named Tuffy Leeman (18th overall). Coincidentally, second round times the number 18 is 36. Which is the excruciating number of days left until training camp.
Currently playing number 36 for the Giants is rookie CB, Bennett Jackson, a college player that played in 52 games and started in his final 26 contests. His strengths from his NFL draft profile read:
Good height and hands (former WR). Tough and durable. Has special-teams experience. Team captain with leadership traits and solid football and personal character.
Once picked by Big Blue View’s Ed Valentine as the GIANTS all-time number 36 was Mark Haynes, in this post titled: Giants By The Numbers: 36 Is For …
A cornerback, Haynes was a two-time All Pro in six seasons with the Giants from 1980-85. He finished his career by playing four seasons in Denver. He was the Giants first-round selection (8th overall) in 1980.
Haynes played in the Pro Bowl three times as a Giant. He played in the Super Bowl three times in his four seasons in Denver.
Is Mark Haynes the All-Time number 36, Giants fans?
He also mentioned Shaun Williams in the piece, a former first round pick by the Giants in 1998, also wore number 36. Shaun Williams in now currently 37 years old and finished his NFL career with solid safety numbers and 316 Giants tackles. Take out the Carolina year and you have a very solid eight season NYG career for number 36.
See you tomorrow for the number 35…