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Who's it gonna be -- Bavaro or Shockey?

Rosey Brown with 60% of the vote and Jumbo Elliott with 33% were overwhelming choices for the offensive tackle slots on our Big Blue View All-Time Giants Team.

We have reached the point in our selection of players where we will begin discussing the skill positions.

First up is tight end, and that of course means a choice that will largely be between Mark Bavaro and Jeremy Shockey. Also on the ballot will be Bob Tucker.

I am anxious to see how this one will play out. Will the old-school Bavaro get more support than Shockey, the unhappy but undeniably talented current tight end? Will anybody remember how good Tucker, a great player on awful teams, was?

Let's break them down.

Mark Bavaro -- His 351 catches in 9 seasons hardly tell the story. His toughness and blocking were essential parts of the Giants offense in the late '80s.

Jeremy Shockey -- We're all angry with Shockey right now. He has, however, caught 371 passes in six seasons. Look past his current strained relationship with management, and he deserves strong consideration here.

Bob Tucker -- Tucker played from the Giants from 1970 to 1977 and caught more than 50 passes three times. He finished his career with 422 catches.

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 -- Spider Lockhart


Center -- Mel Hein
Guard -- Ron Stone
Guard -- Chris Snee
Tackle -- Rosey Brown
Tackle -- Jumbo Elliott

Be sure to vote in the poll below.