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History lesson: Losing Strahan going to hurt Giants

History shows that losing a great pass-rusher like Michael Strahan could be a huge hit to a team. Should the Giants be worried?

Originally Published: June 12, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

In honor of Jonathan Ogden's retirement, I recently took a look at what happens to teams that lose a top offensive lineman. Of course, Ogden is not the only sure Hall of Famer who announced his retirement this month. Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, fifth all-time with 141.5 sacks, is also walking off into the sunset, after finally getting a championship ring from New York's Super Bowl XLII upset of the Patriots.

It's rare for an offensive lineman of Ogden's caliber to retire while ...

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