Say this with me—Roger Craig belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame! This has been written, spoken, and shouted from rooftops. It has been uttered by fans, media members, broadcasters, and teammates, including some legendary players with the San Francisco 49ers. Recently, I wrote a story that made...
Harry Carson knows a thing or two because he’s seen a thing or two. And what the New York Giants legend sees in rookie Kayvon Thibodeaux is the potential for greatness. According to Newsday, Carson is comparing Thibodeaux, the No. 5 pick overall in the 2022 NFL Draft, to Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor.
Giants legend Harry Carson has witnessed firsthand the heartbreak and frustration and anger felt across the decades by all the African-American and minority scouts, coaches and executives who have felt betrayed by NFL owners, and he cheers Brian Flores for taking his legal stand for all those left at the Rooney Rule altar.
Will Giants find the next George Young, a savior GM from outside their walls? Here’s why Harry Carson says he was one of a kind
So one day, during the 1979 season, the Giants’ fourth-year linebacker approached their new general manager, George Young. “I really would love it if you would like to use me as bait to get more players,” Carson told Young. “You could always trade me. I would be willing to go.”
Michael Strahan reacted with astonishment and joy when Eli Manning and former teammates Jessie Armstead and Justin Tuck showed up on the set of "Good Morning America" Wednesday morning to share the news that Strahan’s No. 92 will be retired by the Giants on Nov. 28. "That is like the...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The second loss in three weeks of a friend and mentor from his formative seasons with the Giants has left Harry Carson feeling sad and reflective. Monday brought the announcement that John Mendenhall had passed away at the age 72. A standout defensive tackle who was in his fifth season when Carson joined the team in 1976, Mendenhall was a veteran who set an example and provided counsel on life in the NFL. His death followed by less than a month ago that of Marty Schottenheimer, who, as a Giants assistant coach, drafted Carson and switched him from a defensive lineman at South Carolina State to middle linebacker, where Carson played so superbly he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Harry Carson's 13-year Hall of Fame career, in which he played in 173 games, was durable by any standard. Except, perhaps, Tom Brady’s.
The New York Giants were like a steam engine rolling downhill to close the 1986 season, winning every game from Oct. 19 through Super Bowl XXI and creating a now-familiar image on NFL sidelines. As the final seconds of game ticked away, Harry Carson could be been seen creeping toward...