The LA times article quoted BB as openly criticizing Meriweather for saying that Welker is "one of the best slot receivers in the league". He was quoted as saying "How the eff does Brandon Meriweather know that ....you're a rookie, keep your mouth shut!", at a team meeting. Kind of swinish if you ask me. There are all sorts of ways to motivate people, some people don't take well to being treated with such contempt. Having someone remind him that management doesn't like rookies talking would work...no need for such nastiness. Maybe Meriweather is just sulking and disgusted at the whole thing, feels a little unwelcome.