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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...
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Taped inside of Steve Weatherfordâs locker all season has been a headline from a story in September in which Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff said he âwasnât good enoughâ to punt for the Jets anymore.
I’m ecstatic. I’m shocked. I’m ready for the Pats.
If the Giants win in two weeks, I don’t think Disney is going to have Steve Weatherford and his potty mouth on their Super Bowl commercial.
Four questions with punter Steve Weatherford
SAN FRANCISCO — The third time was indeed the charm for Steve Weatherford last night.All it took was the veteran punter changing New Jersey football addresses.After back-to-back championship game failures with the Jets, Weatherford latched on with the Giants and finally landed that Super Bowl trip he feared would...
The most excited player on the field— after New York Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes booted the winning field goal over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game— was the guy holding the ball— punter and holder Steve Weatherford.
After the 31-yard overtime kick defeated the Niners, 20-17, Weatherford could be seen running around the field trying to pull his helmet...
Lawrence Tynes is glad Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff doesn’t have Steve Weatherford to kick around anymore.
The Giants kicker yesterday blasted Westhoff for taking shots in September at Weatherford, the former Jets punter now booting ably for Big Blue.
“Unbelievable. That’s the worst statement of the...
Most people have good things to say about Mike Westhoff, longtime special teams coach for the Jets. Steve Weatherford is a big exception. The Giants punter says Westhoff's attitude held him back last year.
Taped inside Steve Weatherford's locker all season has been a headline from a September story in which Jets special-teams coach Mike Westhoff said Weatherford "wasn't good enough" to punt for the Jets at the end of last season.
Giants punter Steve Weatherford lets everyone know that NY is going to the mother ******* superbowl.
49ers rookie coach Jim Harbaugh lets the loss define him as a douche.
Tom Coughlin? Gotta...
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Lawrence Tynes’ game-winning 31-yard FG set up by huge turnover caused when rookie LB Jacquian Williams forced fumble on Kyle Williams’ punt return and Devin Thomas recovered. Thomas alertly scooped up earlier Williams fumble. Steve Weatherford punted 12 times and helped maintain field position. Weatherford and snapper Zak...