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.
"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.
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