Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 2/6/12
It is a play he will never get back. Patriots WR Wes Welker couldn’t corral a pass with 4:06 left, a throw behind him that banged off his hands. It was a missed chance and it loomed large in the Super Bowl XLVI loss. Welker felt it. He owned up afterward, with tears in his eyes. “I mean he saw it and threw me the ball,” Welker said. “I think he was a little worried about the safety so he threw it a little wider or whatever. But I mean, its right there. It hits me right in the hands. It’s one I’ll have to live with.” The Giants actually blew the coverage, with Welker saying, “I think they got a little mixed up.” In the end, he came up empty. “It hit me right in the hands,” Welker said. “I mean, it’s a play I never drop, I always make. Most critical situation and I let the team down.”
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