Ex-Big Steve Weatherford used to race Tom Coughlin to workforce facility

Ex-Giant Steve Weatherford used to race Tom Coughlin to team facility

Final Thursday, retired New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford sat down for an interview with Giants Wire. Weatherford was, after all, 5 minutes early to the interview, a behavior he seemingly acquired from his time beneath Tom Coughlin.

Weatherford was requested about Coughlin given the upcoming reunion of the Tremendous Bowl XLVI champion workforce. Unsurprisingly, he solely had good issues to say about his former coach.

“He’s most likely probably the most honest and constant man that I’ve ever met,” Weatherford stated.

Weatherford additionally shared a narrative about his time beneath Coughlin.

“It was humorous as a result of we all the time used to snicker and go back-and-forth about me being about to beat him to the workplace. As a result of it didn’t matter if I bought there at 5:30 a.m. or 4:30 a.m. to exercise or do rehab or no matter. Each single time I bought there, he was within the weight room already and I performed for him for nearly 5 years,” Weatherford stated.

“Then I retired and went again to go to him, and we had been speaking about that and he stated, ‘Nicely, the joke is on you as a result of each time I noticed your headlights pull into the car parking zone, I went downstairs and bought into the load room.’ And I’m like, ‘So that you slept on the workplace?’ And he stated, ‘Yeah, that’s why you by no means beat me to the load room.’”

Weatherford chuckled on the story however then went proper again into praising Coughlin.

“His is consistency and his stage of dedication to excellence. … All the pieces he did, he did it at one hundred pc,” Weatherford stated.

Coughlin has made an enduring impression on a lot of his former gamers, and Weatherford isn’t any exception. The previous head coach will probably be a Giants legend perpetually after profitable Tremendous Bowls XLII and XLVI. Clearly, his dedication was a giant purpose why.

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