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1978 New York Giants

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6-10-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -1.3, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 264 points (16.5/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 298 points (18.6/g), 16th.
 Differential of -34 points (-2.1/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.9-9.1.

Coach: John McVay (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Gibson
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Modzelewski

Stadium: Giants Stadium
 Training Camp: Pace University (Pleasantville, New York)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Joe Pisarcik 26 1 12 143 for 301, 2,096 yards, 12 td, 23 int, & 17 rushes for 68 yards and 1 td
RB Doug Kotar 27 4 5 149 rushes for 625 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 225 yards and 1 td
FB Larry Csonka 32 10 12 91 rushes for 311 yards, 6 td, & 7 catches for 73 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
WR Johnny Perkins 25 1 13 32 catches for 514 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1977
WR Jim Robinson 25 2 16 32 catches for 620 yards, 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
TE Al Dixon 24 1 11 18 catches for 376 yards, 3 td New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
LT Gordon Gravelle 29 6 16 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
LG Doug Van Horn 34 12 16 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
C Jim Clack 31 7 16
RG J.T. Turner 25 1 16
RT Ron Mikolajczyk 28 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE George Martin 25 3 16 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
LDT John Mendenhall 30 6 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
RDT Troy Archer 23 2 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1976
RDE Jack Gregory 34 11 16 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
LLB Brad Van Pelt* 27 5 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
MLB Harry Carson* 25 2 16 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
RLB Brian Kelley 27 5 15 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
LCB Terry Jackson 23 Rook 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 5th / 120th pick / 1978
RCB Ray Rhodes 28 4 11 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
SS Beasley Reece 24 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
FS Ernie Jones 25 2 16 3 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 153rd pick / 1976
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Danelo 25 3 0 21 of 29 field goals & 27 of 29 extra points Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
P Dave Jennings* 26 4 0 95 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Bobby Hammond 26 2 11 22 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td
KR Ernest Pough 26 2 0 15 kick returns for a 20.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
77 Troy Archer 23 RDT 10 8 250 6-4 Colorado 1/16/1955 2 4 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1976
60 Brad Benson 23 rt 16 5 262 6-3 Penn St. 11/25/1955 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 8th / 219th pick / 1977
21 Bill Bryant 27 11 4 195 5-11 Grambling St. 1/15/1951 2 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 153rd pick / 1974
53 Harry Carson* 25 MLB 16 16 237 6-2 South Carolina St. 11/26/1953 2 11 New York Giants / 4th / 105th pick / 1976
56 Jim Clack 31 C 16 16 250 6-3 Wake Forest 10/26/1947 7 6
59 Randy Coffield 25 2 0 215 6-4 Florida St. 12/12/1953 2 3 Seattle Seahawks / 10th / 266th pick / 1976
39 Larry Csonka 32 FB 14 12 237 6-3 Syracuse 12/25/1946 10 3 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 8th pick / 1968
18 Joe Danelo 25 K 16 0 166 5-9 Washington St. 9/2/1953 3 5 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 257th pick / 1975
15 Randy Dean 23 qb 6 2 195 6-3 Northwestern 6/10/1955 1 1 New York Giants / 5th / 117th pick / 1977
84 Al Dixon 24 TE 15 11 230 6-5 Iowa St. 4/5/1954 1 4 New York Giants / 7th / 178th pick / 1977
35 Dan Doornink 22 rb 12 3 210 6-3 Washington St. 2/1/1956 Rook 3 New York Giants / 7th / 174th pick / 1978
12 Jerry Golsteyn 24 qb 7 2 207 6-4 Northern Illinois 8/6/1954 1 0 New York Giants / 12th / 333rd pick / 1976
71 Gordon Gravelle 29 LT 16 16 250 6-5 BYU 6/12/1949 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1972
81 Jack Gregory 34 RDE 16 16 250 6-5 Tenn-Chattanooga,Delta St. 10/3/1944 11 7 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 139th pick / 1966
33 Bobby Hammond 26 PR 14 11 171 5-10 Morgan St. 2/20/1952 2 5
24 Terry Jackson 23 LCB 15 14 197 5-10 San Diego St. 12/9/1955 Rook 7 New York Giants / 5th / 120th pick / 1978
13 Dave Jennings* 26 P 16 0 203 6-4 St. Lawrence 6/8/1952 4 4
70 Gary Jeter 23 RDT 13 8 259 6-4 USC 1/24/1955 1 4 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
31 Ernie Jones 25 FS 16 16 180 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/3/1953 2 8 Seattle Seahawks / 5th / 153rd pick / 1976
55 Brian Kelley 27 RLB 16 15 230 6-3 California Lutheran 9/1/1951 5 7 New York Giants / 14th / 353rd pick / 1973
72 Gordon King 22 t 11 3 275 6-6 Stanford 2/3/1956 Rook 2 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1978
44 Doug Kotar 27 RB 15 5 205 5-11 Kentucky 6/11/1951 4 6
74 Jim Krahl 23 dt 16 0 252 6-5 Texas Tech 11/19/1955 Rook 4 New York Giants / 5th / 132nd pick / 1978
54 Dan Lloyd 25 lb 16 1 225 6-2 Washington 11/9/1953 2 1 New York Giants / 6th / 162nd pick / 1976
34 Larry Mallory 26 16 7 185 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/21/1952 2 3
51 Frank Marion 27 lb 16 2 227 6-3 Florida A&M 3/16/1951 1 2
75 George Martin 25 LDE 16 16 245 6-4 Oregon 2/16/1953 3 7 New York Giants / 11th / 262nd pick / 1975
36 Alvin Maxson 27 1 0 205 5-11 SMU 11/12/1951 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1974
23 Odis McKinney 21 ss 14 4 187 6-2 Colorado 5/19/1957 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 37th pick / 1978
64 John Mendenhall 30 LDT 16 16 255 6-1 Grambling St. 12/3/1948 6 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 55th pick / 1972
62 Ron Mikolajczyk 28 RT 8 8 275 6-3 Marshall,Tampa 6/2/1950 2 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 127th pick / 1973
80 Emery Moorehead 24 10 0 218 6-2 Colorado 3/22/1954 1 0 New York Giants / 6th / 153rd pick / 1977
86 Johnny Perkins 25 WR 14 13 205 6-2 Abilene Christian 4/21/1953 1 5 New York Giants / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1977
76 Jim Pietrzak 25 16 0 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 4 3 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
9 Joe Pisarcik 26 QB 15 12 220 6-4 New Mexico St. 7/2/1952 1 7
82 Ernest Pough 26 KR 12 0 174 6-1 Texas Southern 5/17/1952 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 88th pick / 1976
28 Beasley Reece 24 SS 8 8 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
22 Ray Rhodes 28 RCB 13 11 185 5-11 TCU,Tulsa 10/20/1950 4 5 New York Giants / 10th / 236th pick / 1974
85 Jim Robinson 25 WR 16 16 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 1/3/1953 2 6 Atlanta Falcons / 15th / 367th pick / 1975
87 Gary Shirk 28 te 16 7 220 6-1 Morehead St. 2/23/1950 2 1
57 John Skorupan 27 16 0 222 6-2 Penn St. 5/17/1951 5 4 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 136th pick / 1973
27 Willie Spencer 25 15 0 235 6-3 none 1/28/1953 2 1
38 Billy Taylor 22 13 1 215 6-0 Texas Tech 7/6/1956 Rook 2 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1978
89 James Thompson 25 13 1 178 6-0 Memphis 1/9/1953 Rook 1
52 Leo Tierney 24 5 0 248 6-3 Georgia Tech 1/28/1954 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 325th pick / 1977
68 J.T. Turner 25 RG 16 16 253 6-3 Duke 4/17/1953 1 6
25 Maurice Tyler 28 8 0 188 6-0 Morgan St. 7/19/1950 6 3 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 235th pick / 1972
63 Doug Van Horn 34 LG 16 16 245 6-3 Ohio St. 6/24/1944 12 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 39th pick / 1966
Detroit Lions / 4th / 55th pick / 1966
10 Brad Van Pelt* 27 LLB 14 14 235 6-5 Michigan St. 4/5/1951 5 8 New York Giants / 2nd / 40th pick / 1973
Team Total 25.8 16 220.3 6-2.1 2.8