The New York team that typically doesn’t do much talking has been doing a little more of it lately. And a guy who plays a position that rarely generates many headlines for the things he says is saying some things, too.
Giants punter Steve Weatherford has responded to comments from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones regarding his team’s intention to “beat the . . . asses” of the defending Super Bowl champions.
“I don’t know, you can let him blow smoke all day,” Weatherford told Evan Roberts of WFAN. “I guess that’s the only thing they have to cheer about down there right now. I’ve got a ring on my finger.”
Of course, Jones has three. But it’s been 17 years and counting since the Cowboys acquired their most recent piece of hardware.
Still, Weatherford doesn’t think other members of the team will be joining him in calling out the Cowboys for calling out the Giants.
“I think everybody on the team — with the exception of me — will keep their mouth shut,” Weatherford said. “I always have a good time. I try to fit the mold of the New York Giants and I do consider myself a classy guy, but it’s all in good fun. I’m not going to attack anybody’s character or anything like that, but I think it’s good to talk a little trash every once in a while. It makes Sundays a little more interesting.”
It definitely does, even if too much of it could make the game feel like pro wrestling.