As we wait for the Giants and Patriots to take the field in Indianapolis, we're going to be running down the 10 biggest reasons why the Giants are headed to Super Bowl 42. Coming in at number 10 is Steve Weatherford.
You rarely hear about a punter being one of the reasons that a team makes a Super Bowl, but Steve Weatherford deserves that kind of credit.
Signed as a free agent after coming up just short of the big game the last two years with the Jets, Weatherford beat out Matt Dodge for the job in training camp. It was one of the more rigged competitions this side of a 1950s game show, but an important one for the Giants.
Had Dodge made the team, there would be constant reminders of the fact that the Giants helped destroy the 2010 season by trusting an important job to a player who was not qualified to do it.
The DeSean Jackson punt return was the obvious moment, but there were a dozen other mistakes made by Dodge and the team's unwillingness to admit their mistake in kee...