Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 12/14/12
After all of the hubbub made about the relationship between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his top wide receiver Wes Welker, it's nice to know that Belichick actually does respect all of the things Welker does for his football team. There have been questions about whether this would be Welker's last season in a Patriots uniform, there were coy remarks from Welker about playing time early this season, and a playoff benching due to Rex Ryan related foot comments.All of that stuff aside, Belichick obviously can't ignore that if Welker catches five passes Sunday night he becomes the first player in NFL history to perform five 100-catch seasons. Welker's coach spoke to the media Friday and actually gave Welker some praise which is rare for Belichick to do towards one of his players. This quote is from Shalise Manza Young's Boston.com piece:"I think what it says most about him is his dependability and durability," said Belichick. "That’s a lot of catches for a lot of y...
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