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In what -- to me at least -- is a surprise, Matt Bahr has been voted as the placekicker on our all-time Giants team.

Bahr barely bested Pete Gogolak, 19 votes to 16. Pat Summerall got 9 votes, and Brad Daluiso 8.

I figured Gogolak, owner of most of the Giants' kicking records, would win this. I think, though, that all the big kicks Bahr made, plus the fact Gogolak is probably not really known by younger fans, swung this vote.

So, with the kicking selections out of the way, we move on to selecting the defensive players.

Let's start at defensive end, one of the glory positions in Giants' history. In this case, the top two vote-getters in our poll will be named to the team.

Here are your choices.

Michael Strahan -- The Giants' all-time leader in sacks (141.5) and NFL single-season record holder (22.5) would seem like a no-brainer for this team. But, I'm not voting.

Osi Umenyiora -- Has the Chief, the bookend to Strahan on the Giants' line, done enough to warrant a spot on this team? He has 41.5 sacks and two Pro Bowl appearances in 5 seasons.

Andy Robustelli -- Tough to compare his numbers since sacks weren't kept as a stat when Robustelli played. Robustelli, though, is a Hall of Famer who was named All-Pro 11 times in a 14-year career from 1951-64. He spent his last 9 seasons as a Giant.

Leonard Marshall -- We interviewed Leonard for BBV the other day, so he is one of our all-time favorites. That can't influence the decision, though. Marshall was a two-time All Pro who finished his career with 83.5 sacks.

I need to once again thank George Cronin and 'potroast' for helping with these selections. Their input was invaluable.

[NOTE: I will allow multiple selections in this poll, since we are picking two players. Please ONLY CHOOSE TWO players. If you don't see the poll below, click 'Entry Link' and you will be taken to a page that includes the poll.]

Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team

Punter -- Sean Landeta
Placekicker -- Matt Bahr

Poll

Which defensive ends should be selected to our all-time Giants' team?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Osi Umenyiora
    (1 vote)
  • 62%
    Michael Strahan
    (50 votes)
  • 20%
    Andy Robustelli
    (16 votes)
  • 16%
    Leonard Marshall
    (13 votes)
80 votes total Vote Now