Why exactly did we let this guy go? He set the NFL record for most punts downed inside the 20 yardline in a single season, and was very good all of last year. It doesn't make sense to get rid of a guy that had as good of a punting season for the NYJ in their history, in favor of going with some totally unproven guys, imo.
[QUOTE=freestater;4102375]are you concerned he might come back to the Meadowlands and have a huge game against us in 2012?[/QUOTE]
No, I'm worried about him on Christmas eve!
Punters have hurt us in the Meadowlands at certain times throughout the course of history, like last year when the Dolphins punter was hitting them 80 yards with no returns, and how about some of the games that the Chiefs punters have had against us over the years? in 07 Dustin Colquitt was putting on a punting clinic, and Dan Stryzinski was huge against us in 2002 and a couple of other times i think.
last year we punted a lot from between midfield and our opponents 37 yardline ish, therefore average and net isn't so important as touchbacks. the guy set the all time friggin record for touchbacks in one season, and given the fact that he was punting from so far down the field, a high gross average isn't what's going to be important. not to mention that the guy has some serious wheels and is good for a few fake punt runs for first downs in key situations. it doesn't make any sense imo.
[QUOTE=sg3;4102522]in the Midget first preseason game he was the second string punter BTW
I find this weatherford love quite amazing, though
go back and look at the dozens of "We need a new punter" "I'm worried about our Punter" and "Our Punter is a problem" from the same gloomers now madly in love with Weatherford[/QUOTE]
He was really good in the regular season, straight after that though he stunk up the joint and almost gave Westhoff a heart attack
Never Ever Underestimate the longterm damage which can be inflicted upon a franchise through the tendency to Overestimate the talent of players already on the Roster.
Why would anyone think Weatherford is so great? Did the world beat a path to his door after he was cut? Can you say, he was the reason the Jets won any one game during his time with the Jets? Was he even above average in the playoffs? Was he any good without Westhoff and the Jet's coverage unit?
As Bill Parcells was apt to say, "if you're not getting better, you're falling behind." Clearly, the Jets can get better at punter.
[QUOTE=Jetfan16;4102370]Why exactly did we let this guy go? He set the NFL record for most punts downed inside the 20 yardline in a single season, and was very good all of last year. It doesn't make sense to get rid of a guy that had as good of a punting season for the NYJ in their history, in favor of going with some totally unproven guys, imo.[/QUOTE]
I have no doubt that he will have a big game against us in 2015.