LB Barrett Rudd: Tackling Machine
Sam Huff - Harry Carson - Pepper Johnson - Gary Reasons
The NY Giants have had some of the "all-time" best outside linebackers in the history of the game.
Lawrence Taylor - Brad Van Pelt - Carl Banks - Jesse Armstead
So what happened?
The Giants have not had a game changing middle linebacker in along time. With all due respect to Antonio Pierce(AP) who was a great field general and film junkie didn't have the ability to play sideline to sideline as an elite linebacker.
I like Barrett Ruud. Four straight years of 100 tackles or more...that's impressive. There are mixed feelings on him; however, some Bucs fans think he's soft. I'm not sure how that's possible averaging over 100 tackles a year. With not many stellar linebackers available...Barrett Rudd is going to get paid. Maybe overpaid.
He played at Nebraska...so he can play in the cold and should be on the Giants "short list".