Did you hear about Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff criticizing the work done last year by Steve Weatherford, who the Giants are quite happy to have punting for them this season?
"I was very happy in Steve with some things he did and very, very disappointed in others," Westhoff said. "To tell you the truth, I don't want to be 23rd. We're not 23rd in anything else. Wherever we are, I am trying to get better, so that's why we made the move. ...
"I was disappointed with some of the performances he had at the end of the year," Westhoff said. "It wasn't very good. You were there. You were up in New England. The ball went straight out (of bounds)....There were times when he just didn't do the job. I was looking to get better than what he did at that point in time. Wasn't good enough, in my opinion. It wasn't. I don't want to be 23rd in the NFL. That's where he was."
What do you think of that, Giants' fans? A special teams coach actually complaining about his punter putting the ball out of bounds. Seems to me, the Giants would have won at least one more game last season with a punter who could do that. And I think Tom Coughlin would be happy if every punt went out of bounds.
Even Gang Green Nation editor John B. had a hard time buying what Westhoff was selling. He wrote "I do not find this criticism particularly fair" and "I find it difficult to square Westhoff's words with Weatherford's performance."
Let's see how much Westhoff enjoys dealing with an unpredictable rookie punter this season, which is what he has in T.J. Conley. Weatherford is not the second coming of Ray Guy, or even Jeff Feagles, but the Giants are happy to have him.