The Big Blue Wrecking Crew is a nickname used to refer to the defense for the New York Giants during the 1980s that won two Super Bowl Championships, the first in Super Bowl XXI in 1987 and the other in Super Bowl XXV in 1991. A 3-4 defense, it was among the greatest NFL defenses of all time, and featured Lawrence Taylor as its star, considered by many to be the greatest defensive player in NFL history.
While anchored by Taylor the unit also featured Giants greats such as Hall of Famer Harry Carson, Carl Banks, Gary Reasons, Leonard Marshall, George Martin, and Jim Burt. With Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick coaching, the Big Blue Wrecking Crew was innovative in it's style of play. Unique at the time, this team tailored it's scheme to the offense of the opposing team something commonplace today.
Jets Fan: "Dude, our defense is like the greatest of all-time,"
Giants Fan: "You obviously never heard of the Big Blue Wrecking Crew,"