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P Matt Dodge was the goat of the 2010 season.
That knot in your gut hasn't loosened much, has it?
In New York Giants history, three men stand alone, banished like Dante's Brutus, Cassius and Judas into the deepest part of "Giants Hell." Quarterback Joe Pisarcik, long snapper Trey Junkin and punter Matt Dodge are the three most universally hated players among Giants fans.
Pisarcik, who got his professional start with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL, ushered out the Giants' most dismal decade. In 1978, Pisarcik's infamous mistake—known as "The Fumble" by Giants fans—occurred.
On November 19, with his team leading the Philadelphia Eagles by five in the final moments of the game, Pisarcik fumbled the ball, allowing Eagles cornerback Herman Edwards to scoop it up for the game-winning score.
The Giants lost, 19-17, and finished the season with a 6-10 record. Pisarcik stayed just one more season with the Giants before playing the final five seasons of his career with…the Eagles.
Junkin ripped out the heart of every Giants fan with a single botched snap on January 5, 2003. The recently un-retired long snapper joined the 10-6 Giants, who were desperately in need of his services, for the 2002 NFL playoffs.
By the third quarter of the Wild Card Game versus the San Francisco 49ers, New York had built a comfortable 24-point lead. The 'Niners stormed back in the fourth to take a 39-38 lead. Still, the Giants had a chance to win the game on a last-second field goal.
The play immediately devolved into chaos after Junkin's bad snap, and it ended with punter Matt Allen heaving the ball to an innocuous member of the kicking team. An obvious pass interference, which could have salvaged Junkin's reputation, went uncalled.
In 2010, rookie punter Matt Dodge learned a lesson he wouldn't soon forget: don't kick to DeSean Jackson. In the fourth quarter of a game against the Eagles, the Giants were up 31-10. A historic run, however, allowed the Eagles to tie the game at 31. With 14 seconds remaining, the Giants were content to punt the ball out of bounds and play for overtime.
In opposition of his coach's orders, Dodge's punt sailed down the center of the field. Jackson effortlessly cut through the Giants' unsuspecting punt coverage and crossed the goal line as time ran out. The Giants lost, 38-31, finished the season 10-6, missing the playoffs by a game.