Parcells tabs LT as all-time franchise starter

July, 17, 2013
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Bill Parcells chose former Giant George Martin to present him at his Pro Football Hall of Fame induction next month.

But when asked who he would pick to start a team, Parcells said he would tab another one of his former Giants defensive greats.

[+] EnlargeLawrence Taylor and Bill Parcells.
AP Photo/Ray StubblebineLawrence Taylor was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1999. Bill Parcells will join him on Aug. 3.
"There are priority positions in this game," Parcells said on a conference call. "Quarterback is one of those. I'd consider that but ... I'm a little prejudice. I think I'd take Lawrence Taylor."

Parcells was given the option of choosing any player he coached, coached against or seen. He opted to take arguably the greatest defensive player in the history of the game.

"Because I know he's going to be there every Sunday and try his best to win the game ... for sure," Parcells explained.

Parcells coached Taylor for eight seasons (1983-90). During that span, the Giants won two Super Bowls ('86, '90).

Do you agree with Tuna? If you were to start a franchise with any player from any point in history, who would it be and why?
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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