Giants linebackers coach Bill Belichick raves about Lawrence Taylor in awesome throwback video

Justin Leger

Bill Belichick has coached a number of talented defensive players over the course of his illustrious career, but none have resonated with him more than Hall-of-Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.

Belichick coached L.T. on the New York Giants from 1981-1990, first as a linebackers coach and later as a defensive coordinator. On Thursday, the NFL Throwback Twitter account posted an amazing clip from 1984 of Belichick explaining what made Taylor so special.

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"Well, he's probably the most dominant player in football," said young Belichick. "He really has no weaknesses."

Watch the full clip below:

Belichick continues to rave about Taylor to this day. Last season, the Patriots head coach shut down a reporter who tried to compare Chicago Bears star Khalil Mack to the Giants great.

"Now, wait a minute," Belichick said back in October. "We're talking about Lawrence Taylor now. Yeah, I'm not putting anybody in Lawrence Taylor's class. So, you can put everybody down below that. With a lot of respect to a lot of good players now, but we're talking about Lawrence Taylor."

Now that's some big-time praise from one legend to another.

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Giants linebackers coach Bill Belichick raves about Lawrence Taylor in awesome throwback video originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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