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We all know how the New England Patriots operate. They say little to the media and when they do talk they say Patriotspeak. This is a proven method since Bill Belichick has a few Super Bowl rings as the head coach for the Patriots.
One of the players that knows this all too well is Patriots former wide out Wes Welker. Belichick and Welker ran into a few issues in the past when Welker spoke openly after a game or during a press conference.
We all remember the time that Belichick reprimanded Welker in 2011 for making comments against AFC East rival New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Welker was benched for the first series of a playoff game against the New York Jets after the receiver made foot-related comments poking fun at Ryan.
Now Welker is playing for the Denver Broncos, but still feels that his former coach is still watching out for what Welker says. Welker told Sports Illustrated that Bill Belichick was hard on him toward the end of his time in New England. Welker felt that Belichick would harass him in front of the team, which he never did before his time in New England ended.
“It was just kind of hard,” Welker said. “(It was) one of those deals where you have to endure him, put up with him. But he does it to everybody. It’s the way he is.”
Wes continued to say, “You always think you’re one of those players who will be in one place the whole time, one of those guys they’ll never let leave because you play hurt, do what it takes. But it’s a different age. A lot of coaches, they like having younger guys. This game’s so tough on you, it’s all about, ‘How many more hits can you take?’ So they buy low, sell high. It’s a numbers game.”
Welker and the Patriots had a messy offseason as the two sides were trying to come up with an agreeable contract. It got heated and Patriots owner Bob Kraft said Welker’s agents were tough to deal with. Welker wanted to stay in New England, but knew it was time for him to leave. He is excited about playing for Denver.
Welker now feels that he could be himself more with the Broncos than with the Patriots. Wes states, “When I’m answering questions from the Denver media, I’m not worried about what the Broncos’ people are going to think. I’m worried about what Belichick will think. Isn’t that crazy?”
Take a big breath Welker. The only time you have to worry about Belichick is when you have to game plan for him and your former teammates.
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