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Giants P Weatherford takes shots at Eagles QBs


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New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford has taken some verbal shots at the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterbacks, even comparing them to automobiles.

Weatherford, appearing on the “Boomer and Carton Show” on WFAN, shared his opinions about Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

“I’m gonna give you a Ferrari (Bradford) that maybe won’t be running all the time, or I’m giving you a nice Cadillac sedan (Sanchez),” Weatherford said Friday during the radio interview. “It’s not the fastest but you know what you’re going to get out of it. Bradford can go from zero to 60 in three seconds, but you don’t know if he’s gonna start up some days.”

Bradford, acquired in a trade for Nick Foles from the St. Louis Rams, is recovering from a second surgery in as many years to repair a torn knee ligament. He hasn’t played since October 2013 because of injuries and is entering the final year of his contract that will pay him $12.95 million this season.

“Chip Kelly will get himself in serious trouble if they get an extension for that guy,” Weatherford said. “And (if) he gets hurt? He’s done.”

Sanchez said he was promised a chance to compete for the No. 1 job when he opted to return to the Eagles, signing a two-year deal as an unrestricted free agent in March. Sanchez started eight games last season, going 4-4.

Tebow, who signed this offseason, will be battling for a roster spot with Matt Barkley for the third-string job after being out of the NFL for the past two seasons.

Weatherford, in his fourth season with the Giants, saved his most blunt assessment for Tebow.

“I’m the biggest Tim Tebow fan in the world,” Weatherford said. “I mean, who wouldn’t want their daughter to date a guy like that? I’ll tell you what, I don’t want him taking snaps for my team.”

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