Lengthy-time NFL columnist and reporter, Gary Myers, is banging the drum for a number of former New York Giants greats to lastly get their due.
Myers believes that each Carl Banks and Tiki Barber belong within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, and that Leonard Marshall deserves a spot within the Giants’ Ring of Honor.
Few Giants ideas for this weekend:
1. @CarlBanksGIII and @TikiBarber ought to be within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.
2. @LeonardMarsh70 is a evident omission from the NYG Ring of Honor. Marshall was each bit nearly as good and even perhaps higher than Tuck and Osi, who’re in ROH.
— Gary Myers (@GaryMyersNY) February 26, 2022
We’ve personally been down this highway with Barber however not a lot with Banks. Barber was the most effective working backs of his period however he has his drawbacks. His profession was mainly on maintain his first three seasons after which kicked into gear. He had three seasons the place he amassed over 2,000 whole yards from scrimmage and virtually had a fourth (1,984 yards in 2002). His final three seasons had been really his greatest.
Barber retired after the 2006 season and that’s the place the rub begins. He left his profession numbers on the borderline. Sufficient in my view to get him into Canton, however yet one more season would have put him over for certain. And that season would have been 2007 — the yr the Giants gained Tremendous Bowl XLII. A Tremendous Bowl ring would have additionally gone a good distance with voters.
Banks additionally didn’t turn out to be a starter immediately. He turned a starter in 12 months 3 and was a formidable participant as soon as he did. The problem with Banks is he has only one All-Professional/Professional Bowl season (1987) to his credit score and will not have been nearly as good a participant as the person he changed — Brad Van Pelt, who went to 5 Professional Bowls taking part in on final place groups.
As for Marshall, we agree he belongs within the Ring of Honor. In truth, he’s on our checklist of the best players not to inducted in the Ring.
Right here’s what I wrote on Giants Wire again in 2018:
Marshall will at all times be often known as the man who ended the 49ers’ “Three-Peat” when he blasted Joe Montana proper out of Candlestick Park (and ultimately out of San Francisco) within the 1990 NFL Championship Recreation. He’s a two-time Tremendous Bowl champion, two-time Professional Bowler and a two-time second-team All-Professional. Marshall’s 79.5 sacks rank him third in franchise historical past in that stat behind Michael Strahan and Lawrence Taylor.
No query, Marshall ought to be within the Ring of Honor. He has additionally lived within the space and represented himself and the Giants in the neighborhood over time. I anticipate him to be added within the subsequent spherical of inductees, every time that’s.