EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Steve Weatherford still has Christmas lights lined around his locker and a holiday-themed welcome mat in front.
It's an eye-catching setup that hits you as soon as you walk into the New York Giants' locker room. Not as gaudy, though, is the taped headline from a story written in September when Mike Westhoff, his former special teams coach, said Weatherford "wasn't good enough" to punt anymore for the Jets.
"It's just a little fuel for my fire," Weatherford said Thursday. "Know what I mean?"
The Giants sure do. Weatherford averaged 45.8 yards on four punts against Atlanta in a 24-2 win last Sunday, keeping Eric Weems from doing any damage. He'll be counted on for another big day this Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and their returner, Randall Cobb.