Found January 25, 2012 on
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.

Politi: Giants punter Steve Weatherford doesn't keep calm, even in most important moments

Holder and punter make for successful odd couple

Weatherford's already got a famous ring

Fox's zoomed-in replays of Lawrence Tynes' game-winning kick last Sunday revealed something unusual about Steve Weatherford, the guy responsible for holding the football on Giants field goals.

Weatherford: Playing for Jets was "taxing"

Taped inside of Steve Weatherford’s locker all season has been a headline from a story in September in which Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff said he “wasn’t good enough” to punt for the Jets anymore.

The Big Blue 10: Steve Weatherford

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...

Giants punter fires back at Jets' Westhoff

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 kicker says Weatherford rip was out of bounds

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...

Giants Field-Goal Unit, Needing Their Best, Prepared for the Worst

As Steve Weatherford, the Giants’ holder, and Zak DeOssie, the long snapper, prepared for an expected rainy and muddy title game, they did not speak about a botched attempt in a 2003 playoff game.

Mike Westhoff will return to Jets

Voluble Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff will return for the 2012 season, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger. Westhoff’s contract was up and was reportedly considering retirement. Vrentas writes that the Jets expect the Hard Knocks star to retire after the 2012 season. Westfhoff was in the news lately after taking some…

Giants vs. 49ers: Key plays in Giants' NFC Championship Game victory

Ahmad Bradshaw's forward progress, Steve Weatherford's 50-yard punt deep in his own territory, and more

He’s king of the ring

Lawrence Tynes noticed it back in the summer, the first time Steve Weatherford got down on one knee, caught the snap from Zak DeOssie and held for a practice field goal. Right then, Tynes, the Giants’ kicker, wondered what the heck was going on with the wedding ring on Weatherford...
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