That title might sound strange, but it may have just happened right underneath all of our noses. First and foremost, shout-out to the Bleeding Blue Podcast, Justin Penik, and Talkin Giants for bringing this news to my attention: Pro Football Reference has begun to chart unofficial sacks from prior to 1982. When counting those numbers, Lawrence Taylor has half a sack more than Michael Strahan in their careers (142 vs. 141.5). This puts a massive asterisk next to Michael Strahan’s record.
Do the Giants change their record books? Does Michael Strahan come out of retirement? Does the greatest of all time LAWRENCE TAYLOR come back to defend his new crown? These are legitimate questions to ask when it comes to this matter. Unofficial or not, the fact is that Lawrence Taylor has half a sack more than Michael Strahan does, making him the Giants all-time leader in sacks. By the way, why on earth were sacks not counted prior to 1982? Regardless, I have the solution to solve this problem.
Michael Strahan is a man about to turn 50 and has not played in an NFL game since Super Bowl 42. Can he still play? I’m not sure, but Father Time is not on his side. For this reason, Michael Strahan should have a chance to play in our first preseason game against the Jets. Have a 62-year-old Lawrence Taylor come back as well, whoever ends the game as the Giants sack leader will officially hold that title. Heck, throw the throwback jerseys I proposed in a previous blog on them and Boom! You have the most anticipated preseason game in NFL history.
Obviously this would never happen but still, this is big news! Who is the all-time sack leader for the Giants? I suppose technically it is still Michael Strahan, but a new debate among Giants fans was born today. Someone please let know the FOX NFL Kickoff Crew know so they can give Strahan a hard time every week. More importantly someone let LT know that he may have just set yet another record!
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