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Middle linebacker -- Huff or Carson?

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The voting results for defensive end and tackle are in, showing a clear preference for Giants of more recent vintage.

At end, Leonard Marshall will join Michael Strahan on our Big Blue View All-Time Giants' Team. He defeated Andy Robustelli, 30-25, in balloting.

At tackle, Roosevelt Grier was the top vote-getter.

In what I see as a clear indication that our voters are younger, and seemingly not that interested in honoring the old-time Giants, Keith Hamilton easily outdistanced Hall of Famer Arnold Weinmeister for the second slot.

Now we move on to what I think will be a very interesting decision -- middle linebacker. This is an obvious two-horse race. So, I won't mess around.

You get to choose between two Hall of Famers, Sam Huff and Harry Carson. No one else belongs in the conversation.

I am incredibly curious to see how this one turns out.

The Case for Huff

A five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All Pro, Huff was a Giant from 1956 thru 1963 before spending the last five years of his career in Washington. He was named to the 1950s All-Decade Team. Huff was named the top linebacker in the NFL in 1959. He had 30 career interceptions.

The Case for Carson

Carson was named to nine Pro Bowls in his 13-year Giants' career. He anchored the dominant Giants' defense of the last '80s.

So, which is it going to be gang? Huff, the old-time great? Or Carson, the more recent immovable force in the middle of a dominant Giants' defense?

Considering the results on the defensive line, my money is on Carson.

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
Defensive Tackle -- Keith Hamilton

Poll

Who is the best middle linebacker in Giants' history?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    Sam Huff
    (6 votes)
  • 76%
    Harry Carson
    (20 votes)
26 votes total Vote Now