New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor bridges generations of Giants greats in hyped video revealing highly-anticipated legacy retro uniforms.
For the New York Giants, their four Super Bowls fall into two distinct eras marked by outstanding defense.
There was the heyday of Lawrence Taylor, who is still widely regarded as the greatest linebacker the league has ever seen; the man who single-handedly shaped the value of left tackles in today’s game.
Taylor and the Giants’ defense led the team to Super Bowl victories in 1986 and 1990. Twenty years later, another generation of Giants defenders with defensive ends like Michael Strahan and Jason Pierre-Paul brought the G-Men two more championships.
In 2022, the Giants look to borrow a little magic from yesteryear by bringing back classic threads from the 1980s.
“Legacy is truly timeless. It’s generational,” he says Saquon Barkleythe team’s marquee player in the 2020s.
“I’m back!” Lawrence Taylor beams as he drives to MetLife Stadium.
“This is for you, homeboy,” Taylor says as he hands Barkley a retro jersey.
Giants are heating up fans with retro uniforms and bringing back franchise legend Lawrence Taylor
Although the Giants are borrowing something old and something blue, the retro uniforms are just one of the new things shaking up the franchise in 2022.
The Giants have spent the offseason learning from new head coach Brian Daboll, the former Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator and, surprise surprise, student of Bill Belichick, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants while he was then coaching Taylor.
A few months later, Daboll is busy Implementation of his coaching mentalitywhich encourages the Giants to trust the process and take some pressure off Daniel Jones.
Daboll has complete faith in Jones, stating he wants the fourth-year quarterback to “let go” in the fall.
“If he has a shot to the right side, let him go,” Daboll said. “There will be things that happen in every game. The defense will make a good play, there could be a tipped ball. We have to take good care of the football, but I want him to take it easy.”
After another pass rusher-in Kayvon Thibodeauxthe Giants are firmly poised for a bright future — but there’s still room to reflect on a glorious past.
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