Collins added to BBV All-Time Team

Mark Collins scored a decisive victory over Mark Haynes in the balloting for the second cornerback slot on our Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team, winning 31-15.

That shows what I know, I guess, since I didn't even have Collins on the original ballot.

Now we move on to safety. We have already given Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell a spot on the team, so that leaves us with one safety slot remaining to fill out our defense.

Here are your nominees.

  • Spider Lockhart -- Played for the Giants through the 'Wilderness Years,' from 1965-75. He was named to two Pro Bowls and had 41 career interceptions. If you want some trivia, his real name is Carl. He also punted occasionally for the Giants during his first few seasons, and also did some punt returning.
  • Jimmy Patton -- Now this is a name I knew absolutely nothing about, but George Cronin and 'potroast' both nominated him. A quick look and I see why. Patton played for the Giants from 1955-66, was named to five Pro Bowls and was first-team All Pro five times. He finished his career with 51 interceptions. Patton also did some punt and kick returning. Perhaps George can tell us a bit more about him.
  • Dick Nolan -- Before becoming a highly successful coach with the 49rs, Nolan played for 9 years in the NFL, 7 with the Giants. He had 23 career interceptions.
  • Terry Kinard -- Kinard spent 8 seasons in the NFL, and was a Giant from 1983-89. He made one Pro Bowl appearance. Had 31 career interceptions.
  • As always, vote in the poll attached to this post. Voting will close Thursday night.

Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team

Punter -- Sean Landeta
Placekicker -- Matt Bahr
Defensive End -- Michael Strahan
Defensive End -- Leonard Marshall
Defensive Tackle -- Roosevelt Grier
Middle Linebacker -- Harry Carson
Middle Linebacker -- Sam Huff
Outside Linebacker -- Lawrence Taylor
Outside Linebacker -- Brad Van Pelt
Cornerback -- Dick Lynch
Cornerback -- Mark Collins
Safety -- Emlen Tunnell
Safety -- To Be Determined

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