Below are some reactions to the passing of Jennings, who punted for the Giants and Jets during his 14-year playing career. After retiring in 1987, Jennings worked as a radio analyst on both Jets and Giants broadcasts for the next 20 seasons.
Back in the dark days of the 1970s, Giant fans had little to cheer for. When your punter is arguably your best player, that's a telling sign you're a team in trouble.
But that was the truth. Dave Jennings, who passed away today after a long illness, was the Giants' savior and safety blanket during a period where hope was absent and wins were hard to find. He was one of the game's greatest punters (his stats don't tell the tale, so stop right there), providing relief to a team that needed all the help it could get.