Broncos coach John Fox doesn’t want to get into a war of words with Patriots coach Bill Belichick. But Fox does want to defend the integrity of Wes Welker.
Hours after Belichick accused Welker of deliberately taking out Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, Fox said he hadn’t heard Belichick’s comments. But Fox added that Welker is a man of integrity.
“I haven’t even seen the tape and I haven’t seen his comment, so I don’t feel that I can comment on that, other than that I know that Wes Welker is a great player, high integrity,” Fox said, via the Denver Post. “I can say that we were not doing anything with intent. That’s the only comment I have.”
Asked why he thinks Belichick would accuse Welker of purposely taking a shot to knock an opponent out of the game, Fox said, “That’s a good question and I don’t have the answer to that.”
Although Belichick and Welker had a lot of success working together in New England for six years, they don’t seem to like each other very much. Fox doesn’t want to get in the middle of that, but he does want to defend his receiver.