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Steve Weatherford not a Fan of NFL Playoffs Sans New York Giants

January 6th, 2013 at 1:35 PM
By Dan Benton

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said earlier this week that missing the playoffs and not being able to defend their Super Bowl championship hurts beyond words. As it turns out, he's not the only one feeling that way, and punter Steve Weatherford took to Facebook on Sunday to express his feelings now that the playoffs are underway.

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"It makes me sick my stomach to watch these playoff games, knowing we let one get away," Weatherford wrote via Facebook.

That feeling is a universal one amongst Giants loyalists and their players, but the reality is they've got no one else to blame but themselves.

Coming into the season, quarterback Eli Manning knew – and stated several times – that 9-7 wasn't going to cut it. It didn't and the Giants ended up missing the playoffs after being eliminated in week 17 as the Detroit Lions fell to the Chicago Bears. Alas, they're all sitting home, watching the clock and waiting for a new team to be anointed "champions."

It certainly can't be a pleasant feeling, knowing there's nothing they can do about it, and hopefully will serve as some sort of extra motivation when the 2013 season gets underway.


Tags: Football, New York, New York Giants, NFL, Steve Weatherford, Tom Coughlin

54 Responses to “Steve Weatherford not a Fan of NFL Playoffs Sans New York Giants”

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  1.  Dirt says:

    Alfred Morris, Was, 6th round rookie, 335 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Vick Ballard, Ind, 5th round rookie, 211 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Robert Griffen III, Was, 1st round rookie, 120 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Bernard Pierce, Bal, 3rd round rookie, 108 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Russell Wilson, Sea, 3rd round rookie, 94 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Ronnie Hillman, Den, 3rd round rookie, 85 carries, playing in the playoffs
    Robert Turbin, Sea, 4th round rookie, 80 carries, playing in the playoffs
    David Wilson, NYG, 1st round rookie, 71 carries, the only 1st round RB in this list and highest YPC of RBs on this list, but currently fielding question on whether or not he can be the lead dog

    It should also note that those playoff backs with more carries than Wilson have been responsible for protecting franchise Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Robert Griffen III.

    •  NOLAGiant says:

      That has to do more with the coaching staff than Wilson, he was in the dog house until the Saints (?) game.

      •  Dirt says:

        Well yeah, exactly. And it’s a significant reason why they’re sitting home while all those other teams are still playing.

  2.  Krow says:

    Another observation … almost without exception the teams playing yesterday and today have brought a lot of pressure … a lot of blitzes. They’re not sitting back in a zone bending and breaking. They’re attacking.

  3.  rlhjr says:

    To Ray Lewis, may Jerry Reese see fit to draft a player of his ilk at that position.
    SOME FCKN DAY……………………………………….

  4.  Krow says:

    Another observation … the teams still playing use a lot of screens and short passes.

    •  GmenMania says:

      And with the exception of the Colts, all of them have good O-lines.

      •  Krow says:

        Let’s be honest here…, no matter what OL line we’ve had we never run screens or short passes. In fact short stuff is what you do if your line stinks.

        •  G-MenFan says:

          Exactly. The whole “the teams still playing do _____ and _____” boils down to simply: the teams still playing execute what they are built and programmed to do well and adjust during games to hide and compensate for their weaknesses.


          The Giants are sitting at home because the players did not execute and the coaches derped while Rome burned.

  5.  Krow says:

    Skins bringin’ the pressure … no bendin’ or breakin’ in DC.

  6.  kujo says:

    So, Falcons-Redskins next week? Talk about a snoozer.

  7.  Dirt says:

    I know people here hate Buck and Aikman.

    But the level to which their broadcasts blow away Nantz and Simms is indescribable.

    •  Dirt says:

      And even moreso for Mike “I played (1 snap) with/against [insert player here]” Mayock

      •  GmenMania says:

        I actually think Buck and Aikman are a great announcing team, although Buck is not my favorite. They are certainly better than most of the announcers nowadays.

    •  G-MenFan says:

      I agree. I don’t get the Buck and Aikman hate. Phil Simms is awful and Jim Nantz is only good when knob-slobbering greenside.

  8.  Nosh.0 says:

    Well glad I’m not the only one still pissed about missing the playoffs. Especially since the NFC is wide open this year. Still not as painful as 2010, we could have won a SB that year.

    - Love the comparisons between Luck and Griffin. As in Griffin could be a good clipboard holder for Luck. Has RG3 even shown that he can sit back in the pocket and make a 12-25 yard accurate throw? You know the kind of throw a QB must make if he wants to succeed in the NFL. In that sense I’ll take Cam Newton over Bob, as the former reminds me a lot of Ben Rapist/McNabb.

    - Apparently the kid Clowney from South Carolina is the best defensive player in a long time. And would be the consensus #1 this year. Too bad he’s only a sophomore.

    - Don’t know if Manziel can play in the NFL but man is that dude a great college player.

    - Walter Football has us taking a DE from BYU right now. Don’t know anything about him.

    - Love Buck and Aikman. How can any Giants fan dislike them? Called the entire 2007 magic carpet ride and every post season game last year except the SB. They’re our good luck charms.

    •  GmenMania says:

      The DE from BYU is a Ghanian kid named Ezekiel Ansah. He’s 6′ 6″, 270, and was a track star at BYU before joining the football team 2 years ago. Not a lot of production this year, but is a freakish athlete with crazy speed, strength, wingspan, and vertical. Not unlike JPP at all a couple of years ago. Would love for the Giants to draft him.

  9.  Dirt says:

    Huge blitz pickup by the rookie Turbin there

  10.  Dirt says:

    I really like watching Russell Wilson play, a lot! That block shows what kind of kid he is.

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