The 1986 New York Giants are arguably the greatest team in franchise history. In fact, they may be in the discussion as one of the best and most talented teams ever. So it should come as no surprise that former tight end Mark Bavaro thinks highly of them, and all other Giants teams throughout his tenure. But how does he think they'd fare against the current crop of Giants led by Eli Manning? Well, it wouldn't be much of a game in his mind.
"I wouldn’t have to play against Lawrence Taylor, Carl Banks, Pepper Johnson, Harry Carson, that defense was unbelievable. And I have no doubt whatsoever our offense with Maurice Carthon, Joe Morris, Ottis Anderson, Simms, Hostetler, whoever, our offensive line, Jumbo, Billy Oates, Billy Ard, how you gonna beat those guys? They wouldn’t know what hit ‘em," Bavaro told 640 Sports. "It would be a blowout."
Bavaro's Giants were a dominant, physical defensive team playing in an era where you could actually hit people and not get flagged for it, while Manning's Giants are more of a high-powered offense that's able to take advantage of the rule changes are generally in every game at the end.
One thing is for sure, it'd be fun to watch … and it's fun to debate and consider.
Also…Carl Banks, Eli Manning, Football, Harry Carson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Joe Morris, Lawrence Taylor, Mark Bavaro, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Ottis Anderson, Phil Simms