Auto Accidents Have Haunted Giants In PastThe sad saga of Chad Jones is not something new to longtime New York Giants fans. Tragedy has struck Big Blue in the past.
Archer was on verge of becoming one of the game's best nose tackles when he was killed in a truck accident in June 1979.
In 1985, The Giants had a promising offensive lineman by the name of Kevin Belcher, whose career was ended by a car wreck.
Brad Stratton of the BS Sports Blog recently wrote a piece about Belcher....here is an excerpt...
You know who Kevin Belcher is, right?
Belcher was the 153rd player chosen in the 1983 NFL Draft, the draft that is well-known for having possibly the best crop of quarterbacks ever in one draft. Belcher was an offensive lineman coming out of Texas-El Paso when he was selected in the sixth round by the New York Giants.
Belcher saw action in all 16 of the Giants’ games in 1983, a season where the team went 3-12-1 and nearly cost new coach Bill Parcells his job. Belcher was the starting center in 1984, and even had a four-yard pass reception in a 31-21 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Dec. 9.
But before the 1985 season, Belcher’s career ended when he got in a car accident that exposed nerves. The Giants struggled to replace him until they acquired Bart Oates from the Philadelphia Stars of the USFL.
Belcher’s brief career is relevant today because history may be repeating itself. The Giants recently acquired safety Chad Jones in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. READ ON