Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 12/14/11
We’ve heard from just about every party involved in the sideline spat between Patriots QB Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Most notable, Brady and O’Brien have spoken. By now, it’s kind of a dead subject. Of course, we’re pretty much only talking about Tim Tebow today, anyway. But talking to reporters in Denver, Patriots WR Wes Welker weighed in and offered some final thoughts. He noted how he was right there when he happened. And after Welker weighed in, it crystallized my thoughts. “I was right there next to him,” Welker said. “Really, it’s nothing that doesn’t happen all the time, so it was really not as big of a deal. Maybe it was a little more excessive than usual, and the cameras did notice. We’re a very highly competitive bunch. Sometimes you have to get your feelings out there and let it be known. Sometimes it’s a way to do things, but it’s not as big a deal as everyone made it out to be. … We’ve all been a part of things like that, even when I was in Mia
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