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New York Giants Draft History: Part One (1964-78)

Published by on April 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

What were they thinking?

If there ever was a model of ineptitude in sports franchise history, it was the New York Football Giants from 1963-1978. The storied franchise went from a league staple to a league punchline almost overnight.

Many can be blamed, but I'll play it safe and just blame former coach/GM Allie Sherman.

Sherman took a championship (but aging) team and dismantled it. Then, he nor anyone else could not put it back together again. The Giants' ownership team of Wellington and Tim Mara was in constant feud and the franchise felt the impact—especially at the draft table.

Sherman (57-51-4) was fired in 1969 and replaced by former Giants' star Alex Webster, who also had little suc...

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