Punting: Steve Weatherford was having issues with the wind and also had a punt tipped for only a seven-yard attempt. Quinn was asked if Weatherford was ok:
"Not last Sunday. He overthought it. I try to impress on these guys that we’ve got to be the best wind kickers because you guys have been out on our practice field and it’s windy almost every day and so for us not to perform is disappointing. I told him and he is disappointed and he is frustrated. I think he overthought it and tried to make too many adjustments instead of just doing what we do in practice because we had wind last week and he had a good week of practice. He was frustrated with it and we are because he’s got to perform."
It appeared Weatherford was still dropping the ball onto his foot in his normal fashion and was not accounting for the wind.
"He’s got to hold onto it in the wind. You can’t let it go because then it will move," Quinn explained. "If you let the ball go, it will start going across and now you’re dropping it inside and it’s different things like that. You just want to make contact in the wind."Kick returns: Quinn was asked if he was at his wit's end after Jerrel Jernigan fumbled the opening kickoff last Sunday.
"I’m wondering if my name is Murphy. It’s mind boggling," he said. "The number one job of special teams is ball security. When they kick it off to us or punt it to us, we’ve got to give it to our offense and to have that happen it’s been a long time since I’ve seen that happen. That’s crazy. And then it bounces off his leg into their hands and they start running it back, so it was disappointing. We’ve got to be better at ball security, obviously."
Jernigan went on to finish the game at KR (Quinn cited the lack of depth there as the reason) but the Giants are readying Jernigan Michael Cox and Rueben Randle to handle both kickoffs and punts.
On the punt block last week, it looked like they doubled Mark Herzlich and let Damontre Moore go. Was that by design?
"They had two guys blocking. Two guys came off on one of the lead guys coming around, so it freed up Moore and he did a good job learning from his mistake at Kansas City of taking it off the punter’s foot because he was in the same situation at Kansas City. So it’s good to see that he learned that."