Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker became the object of scorn from his former coach Bill Belichick, for a playoff hit that took out cornerback Aqib Talib.
But Welker said Belichick shouldn’t be upset — primarily because the same play was in the Patriots playbook.
“We ran the same play,” Welker said, via Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
“It’s a rub play that everybody runs,” he said. “It’s one of those deals where you try to get a rub on that guy, and really, if you can get him to go over the top of you, the more separation the other receiver will have. That’s what I tried to do to get Demaryius [Thomas] a little more open, and unfortunately, we collided.”
Welker was also asked if Belichick hated him, since the Patriots coach coolly referred to his former player as “the receiver” when discussing the play.
“I don’t know if he does,” Welker said. “That’s a question for him.”
So is whether Belichick in fact had the same idea with Welker when he was one of his.