For plenty of NFL teams, it’s been difficult to whittle their all-time greats down to four people.
The Giants were one of those teams. Lawrence Taylor was the only consensus member of the franchise’s all-time greats, showing up on 96 percent of the ballots.
So who would L.T. put on the mountain?
“I would have to go with Harry Carson,” Taylor told Erik Kuselias on Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN. “Harry was a stellar guy, stellar player for a lot of years and he was the Giants for a long period of time. He carries himself well and he’s doing very well now and he’s a New York Giant through and through.”
It’s pretty clear that L.T. would be on Parcells’ Mt. Rushmore for the Giants, based on the story Taylor shared on Tuesday.
“He used to always call roll call like when we doing away games, when we do an away game he’d call roll call on the bus and make sure everybody was there and before we go. I mean, he used to say, ‘L.T.!’ and I said, ‘I’m here, Coach.’ He said to the bus driver, ‘We can go now, we got all we need to win.’”
Taylor also was asked to describe his career-ending hit on Joe Theismann in one word.
“Unfortunate,” Theismann said. “It was unfortunate. I think, hey, he did well and well, he was on his way out anyway so he’s not really mad.”
Taylor laughed as he said it. You’ll laugh once or twice if you watch the whole interview.