Belichick on the Wes Welker Hit on Talib, ‘One of the worst plays I’ve seen’

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January 20, 2014 at 9:52 am ET


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Broncos receiver Wes Welker made a hit on New England cornerback Aqib Talib during Sunday’s AFC Championship game as he was in pursuit over the middle that knocked the veteran defensive back out of the game.

Talib didn’t return after the hit, which Patriots coach Bill Belichick called after the game “a key play in the game” and was clearly agitated. After having a day to think about it, Belichick still wasn’t pleased.

He met with the media Monday morning and called it one of the worst plays he’s seen and he’ll be reporting it to the league.

“I was asked about the hit on [Aqib] Talib and I feel badly for Aqib the way that play turned out,” said Belichick. “I went back and watched it, which I didn’t have a chance to do yesterday. I think it was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib; no attempt to get open.”

“I’ll let the league handle the discipline on that play. It’s not for me to decide, but it’s one of the worst plays I’ve seen. That’s all I’m going to say about that.”

Needless to say one day later like the rest of fans here in New England, it appears he’s still upset with how their season ended.


  • Dave M

    Ya gotta admit, that was a sweet hit. Slammed ol’ Talib like a rusty screen door. I hope Wes isn’t accused of being a racist for “owning” that black man.

    Bill feels betrayed by his former player. Bill, it looks like Wes really didn’t like you.

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