The New York Giants are a New York City-based American football franchise. The Giants are a member of the National Football Conference East in the National Football League. The Giants through history have had some of the best placekickers.
Below is a list of 5 of the best New York Giants Best Place Kickers in History.
Bahr’s deep leg was nearly gone when he joined the Giants at the age of 34. In 1989 with the Browns, he was 5 of 11 from beyond 40 yards; in 1990 with the Giants, he was 5 of 11. On short kicks, however, he was a perfect 12-for-12, and he excelled in the clutch, scoring five of six field goals in a 15-13 NFC Championship triumph against the 49ers and a 21-yard punt in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. There were many instances in 1990 where Bahr provided all of the Giants’ scoring.
Tynes had a key role in the Giants’ second-half victories over the Eagles (16-13) and Lions (16-10). Tynes had a knack for missing chip shots, as evidenced by his two blown opportunities in the NFC Championship Game against the Packers. But he kicked the game-winning 47-yard field goal in overtime.
After Ali Haji-Sheikh was injured in 1986, the New York Giants began searching for a new kicker. Coach Bill Parcells signed Allegre after he had a successful two-week tryout in which he kicked a 57-yard from goal. Because Allegre called his agent before signing the contract, Parcells canceled the transaction and signed Joe Cooper instead. On September 25, after Cooper’s third unproductive game, Parcells summoned Allegre back and signed him. Allegre would go on to become the team’s sixth kicker in as many games, with 19 to his credit. At a critical midseason point in the 1986 Super Bowl run, he kicked back-to-back game-winning field goals.
In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Cuff took over for Strong as the team’s kicker. Field goals and extra points weren’t automatic in 1938, but Cuff was 5 of 9 and 18 of 20 for the year. He also rushed 11 times and caught 8 passes. When he got older, he became a kick and punt returner as well as an interceptor, leading the league with 152 return yards in 1941.
Despite kicking only four field goals during the 1934 season, Strong remained in the N.F.L. for many years as one of the league’s first specialty kickers. During this time, he wore no shoulder protection and sometimes wore his watch onto the field to kick.