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Likely forgotten by Bills fans in the first meeting between the Buffalo and New England, because the Bills finally won, was the fact that Wes Welker was virtually unstoppable with 16 catches for over 200 yards and a touchdown. But as Chan Gailey sees it the second time around, it’s not going to be about limiting Welker’s receptions.
“You’d like to say just cover him tighter, but you do that and it opens up something else,” Gailey told Buffalobills.com. “What you want to do is limit his number of yards. I’m not as worried about the number of catches as I am the yards. If you can tackle him when he catches it in that four-yard range then we’re okay. It’s the yards after the catch that really burn you with Wes Welker.”
Welker leads the league in yards after the catch this season with 665 after 15 games.
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File this under… I don’t know, something ridiculous.
Patriots WR Wes Welker was fined $10,000 for wearing what the league is calling “an unauthorized hat during his postgame interview.” Ouch. That means Welker was fined for wearing his Bonk Breakers hat during post-game last week.
Welker is an investor in the company, and I do wonder if the publicity gained from wearing it...
Say hello to the best thing to happen to Twitter in 2012. Wes f*king Welker. Welker tweeted this morning: “Look who got breakfast in bed!” That would be Ms. Hooters International Anna Burns about to enjoy a plate of nacho chips and ground beef (what it looks like to us). Of course the hate started immediately. Is that a paper plate? Is that a double bed? Cheap ass bedroom set...
Talk to the Patriots this week, and there hasn’t been any doubt. They are going all out today. They want to earn the No.1 seed against the Bills, as well as avenge an early, ugly loss. No worries, WR Wes Welker breaks it down. Check out my video:
Wes Welker 2011 Highlight Film
By Mike McDermottPatriots wide receiver Wes Welker has 120 reeptions this season, with his four so far today. Welker had 123 catches in 2009. He is just the second player in NFL history to enjoy two 120-catch seasons.
Cris Carter had 122 for the Vikings in 1994 and 1995.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson was benched by coach Chan Gailey after drawing an excessive celebration penalty in Sunday's loss to the AFC East rival New England Patriots.
Gailey had told his players that they would be benched should they draw a penalty in that manner.
Johnson wrote on his undershirt, "Happy New Year!"
He did not return to the game, which...
Rob Gronkowski set another record yesterday in Foxboro, this time for yardage by a tight end. Gronk finished the year with 1327 yards receiving, with bested the old mark of 1,290 by the great Kellen Winslow, set in 1980. Gronk also finished 17 yards ahead of Jimmy Graham, New Orleans answer to Gronk at tight end. Graham end his 2011 campaign with 1,310 yards, also beating Winslow...
Could the recently called up Mike Jasper see any action against the Patriots today?
Head coach Chan Gailey said earlier in the week that they wouldn’t just call a guy up for no reason, so it’s possible that he could see some time in goal line formations or on special teams alignments like field goal or field goal block.
But unless the game is out of hand come the second half...
Head coach Chan Gailey wasn’t optimistic about Brad Smith being available for Sunday’s game and his absence from practice Friday pretty much seals it.
Smith is not practicing for a third straight day due to a hamstring injury.
Demetrius Bell and Kraig Urbik are the only other non-participants. Both have already been ruled out for Sunday.
The Bills concluded a 6-10 season with an ugly 49-21 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Hear from coach Chan Gailey and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick below:
Coach Chan Gailey
The Buffalo Bills fired defensive coordinator George Edwards on Monday and replaced him with Dave Wannstedt. Wannstedt was already on coach Chan Gailey's staff as an assistant head coach and primarily worked with the team's inside linebackers.