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


Published: April 15, 2009


... 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 impactespecially at the draft table.

Sherman (57-51-4) was fired in 1969 and replaced by former Giants' star Alex Webster, who also had little success (29-40).

In 1974, the Giants hired Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Bill Arnsparger to be their head coach. Arnsparger would only coach 35 games during his short tenure, winning just seven. He was fired and replaced by an assistant, John McVay.

McVay was at the helm during the infamous "fumble" game, which led to fans ...

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