Sometimes in football, as in life, trainwrecks happen.
Some of our fondest gridiron memories come not from the glory–but from the madness, turmoil, and suffering that our beloved teams have endured throughout the years.
This forum of National Football League memories, news, and thought — readandreact.net — is proudly named after one of the larger piles of nonsense ever seen in league play. When Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick left the New York Giants following their 1990-1991 Super Bowl season, Big Tuna and Hoodie were replaced by Ray Handley and Rod Rust.
It is unclear why ANYONE would wish to fill those shoes and, from the start, the 1991/92 New York Giants appeared headed for utter disaster. Rowdy Roddy Rust preached the Read-and-React Defense, which turned out to be a complete abyss. It thickly stifled superstars like Lawrence Taylor, Pepper Johnson, Carl Banks, and their beguiled, wandering teammates — forcing a naturally aggressive, Super Bowl-caliber defense to sit back on its heels and wait for the offense to make a move.
In 1992, the team went 6-10. Handley and Rust were fired.
We welcome the trainwrecks that litter the roadside of every NFL season.
We do not turn away.
Ride with us.