Wide receiver Wes Welker met with the media after the game, and here are his comments following New England’s win over the Steelers Sunday night.

On this week being their best performance of the year 

“I think we did a lot of good things out there and we were able to move the ball.  I think there were some frustrating times too where we were up 10-0 and we wanted to put more points on the board and we weren’t able to.  It’s a little bit frustrating, the penalties and stuff kind of stopped us, but at the same time we did some good things and were able to move the ball.  It’s just whenever we’d stop ourselves, we had trouble. But overall it was a good game and a great win for us.”

On Tom Brady getting fired up on the sidelines:

“He’s a competitor.  I think we realized that it was all self-inflicted stuff that was why things were going wrong.  We had to pick it up, and some of the drops – the one I had and the false start – we can’t have that stuff.  So we’ve just got to make sure that in the end we’re all doing our jobs and doing the things we need to do to make plays out there.”

On Rob Gronkowski’s performance:

“He’s a great player and it’s great to see a guy really bounce back from something like that and do such a great job.  He plays hard, he works hard, and I’m glad it really paid off for him, he had a  better week this week.”

On the patience by the offense in finding the holes in Pittsburgh’s defense:

“Spacing was always the key for us, and making sure that we’d get guys in key areas, and really making sure that we’re sitting in those zones, and Tom’s finding us and being able to make plays in the end.”

On the fact he seemed more involved in the offense this week:

“I think us just getting out there and running our routes and understanding that we’ve got to go out there and make plays, especially myself.  It should have been 10 catches, but that’s the way it goes sometimes and probably even more than that.  But at the end of the day it’s about us making plays and catching the ball and getting open.  It was better, but can be a lot better.  We’re moving in the right direction.”