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Welker says Belichick runs same play that made him angry

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02:32 PM ET 01.29 | The AFC Championship game saw plenty of big hits, but the biggest hit came not from a defensive player taking out a running back or a wide receiver, rather it came from the tiny Wes Welker taking out the lanky Aqib Talib. The role reversal hit ended up knocking Talib out of the game and costing the Patriots a key cog in their defense. After the game, Bill Belichick wasn't happy about the play and claimed the NFL should fine Welker for the hit. Not only did the league not fine Welker, but the Broncos receiver essentially stated that the play Belichick got mad over was taught to him by Belichick.

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Wes Welker, AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Wes Welker, AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
January 30, 2014  12:15 AM ET

This story refuses to die.

January 30, 2014  12:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This story refuses to die.

Too true. Wes Welker's not saying anything that hasn't been said before.

Just another excellence piece of journalism brought to us by the folks from FanSided.

January 30, 2014  01:02 AM ET

Devin McCourty said from his point of view the play didn't seem dirty and he's a teammates of Talib's, a mate in the defensive backfield even.

Pretty sure BB was the only one crying about this incident and in all honesty it was probably just sour grapes in the heat of the moment.

January 30, 2014  01:02 AM ET

Belichick's Richard Sherman moment, in other words. Just not quite as harsh.

January 30, 2014  01:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Belichick's Richard Sherman moment, in other words. Just not quite as harsh.

But still pretty dbaggy. The dude hates Welker. It's not well hidden.

January 30, 2014  01:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But still pretty dbaggy. The dude hates Welker. It's not well hidden.

Agreed.

IMO this is all just bad karma for trying to phase out Welker two years ago before deciding they couldn't resign him even after Brady restructured his deal, and then they signed Amendola for more dough than Welker got from Denver.

The whole anti-Welker agenda is pretty odious in my opinion and I'm not sure why BB never gets called on it.

January 30, 2014  06:33 AM ET
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The whole anti-Welker agenda is pretty odious in my opinion and I'm not sure why BB never gets called on it.

Well..he should. The whole organization crapped in their pants on that decision. Did they seriously think Amendola was an adequate replacement? Everyone else knew the answer to that. To sign a guy with a shorter shelf life than Welker was a miraculously dumb decision.

January 30, 2014  07:25 AM ET
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Pretty sure BB was the only one crying about this incident and in all honesty it was probably just sour grapes in the heat of the moment.

Agreed. It was very uncharacteristic of BB.

The hit was clean: 100% pad-on-pad. And the Patriots would be hypocrites to complain about 'pick plays' because they do the same exact thing.

January 30, 2014  11:38 PM ET

This is also the media trying to make a mountain of a mole hill.

 
February 2, 2014  10:23 PM ET

Wtf belichick?!

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