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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.

'Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants' photo (c) 2012, Marianne O'Leary - license:

"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.  turkish says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t RGIII tear the ACL in that knee at Baylor?

  2.  G-MenFan says:

    Anybody else want to be a QB in the NFL and make their living running?

    I can hear it now when they start calling him “RG Knee”. He will have a very short career if he continues to take this kind of beating.

  3.  rlhjr says:

    If Shanahan doesn’t change up his “pop corn” offense, Robert could be a cripple within two football seasons.

  4.  wrdag says:

    May have seen the beginning of the end of the pistol in this game at Washington. I will go back to games I watched very early in the season and blogged how shocked I was that the Skins were exposing this kid with this offense. !0 or so games later he’s lying on the ground with what easily could have been a career ending knee injury. Lets play the heartless angle of football is a business and the pistol is done because no owner is going to invest big money in a franchise QB that plays that exposed. RG3 will have to learn to play in the relative safety of the pocket..good luck, the kid has a good head but I like me some Andrew Luck if their both going to be pocket passers. I go back to the words of the best scrambling QB in NFL history; one Steve Young in the NFL film Football Life on Tebow. and i quote” the job description is to deliver an accurate ball from the pocket”. Plain and simple. Running around the field on purpose is a sure fire way to shorten your career very quickly and at the salary cost of first round QB’s an owner will veto any coach crazy enough to implement that offense.

  5.  Dirt says:

    Facts: RGIII had a brace, Nicks didn’t. Nicks in his last game, essentially a playoff game, didn’t play. RGIII played, and upon looking injured, kept playing. When KP got hurt and came back, the minute he limped, he was sat, for weeks.

    Even with that said, you can’t compare any of their situations, because we don’t know the injuries, nor are we doctors. All we know is Andrews said he wouldn’t have let RGIII play.

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