Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/17/14

FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 02: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots signs autographs after training camp on August 2, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
It all ended between Bill Belichick and Wes Welker during the week before the 2010 playoff game vs. the New York Jets. The Patriots had obliterated the Jets in December 45-3, and Belichick didn’t want to fan any flames leading up to the game. He instructed his team to not say anything to fire up the Jets. Welker apparently didn’t get the memo, and as the Jets were throwing jabs at the Patriots, Welker ignored marching orders. He stood at the podium with a sarcastic smile, and off he went, making a verbal assault on Jets coach Rex Ryan, who had just been embroiled in a controversy over a foot fetish video with his wife. Welker made 11 references to feet, being coy and directly disobeying Belichick. The media laughed, fans thought it was hilarious, but it was effectively the beginning of the end for Welker in New England. The Jets beat the Patriots in that AFC Divisional round game, and that was the worst thing that could have happened for Welker (strike one). It may sound silly, ...
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