Former Giant and Hall of Famer, Harry Carson, would be ecstatic to see Bill Belichick daunting Giants colors on the sideline again.
"If the opportunity is there for Bill Belichick to be associated with the Giants once again in some capacity, I think it would be a no-brainer for both if the Giants were interested and he was interested in the Giants," Carson told The Post's Steve Serby.
However, the reports that Belichick could potentially leave the Patriots due to a power rift between him, Tom Brady, and owner Robert Kraft may not be all that true. Kraft came out and said he "absolutely" expects Belichick to be in a headset on the Pats' sideline next season, and he wouldn't be willing to trade him.
Kraft also denied that he forced Belichick's hand when Jimmy Garappolo was traded to the 49ers at this year's trade deadline despite the heralded coach thinking he was the future of the franchise. Kraft recognizes what he has in Belichick, and rightfully so with the number of rings he has for his hand.
"When you're lucky enough to have someone exceptional," Kraft said, "you let them do their job and you get out of the way."
Carson, though, would think the Giants fools if they didn't go after Belichick if he somehow slips away from New England. He believes Belichick himself wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
"If the opportunity presented itself to come to the Giants," Carson said, "I think that would be the only other job -- and this is me speaking personally -- that he would be interested in.
"I think that he knows the Giants, he knows the organization, he knows what being a Giant is all about.
"He understands the history. He understands the tradition of what being a Giant is all about."
Carson organized the 25th reunion of the Giants' Super Bowl XI victory that included Belichick on the coaching staff. Belichick attended the event, and gave Carson kind words about it.
"When everybody was back in that room, and there were eight of the 11 coaches there, and there were 51 of 53 players there, it was as if we were back in '87," Carson said. "I sort of sat back and closed my eyes, and I can hear the laughter of all of the former players and the coaches. People were thinking there was bad blood between [Bill] Parcells and Belichick. I didn't see it because they warmly embraced one another.
"And actually after the reunion was over, Belichick texted me, and he said, 'Thank you for doing this. You're the only person who could have gotten this done.'"
Belichick may still be in Patriots garb in the near future, but Carson is hopeful if there's any chance he leaves, the Giants should be the ones to offer him his next job.