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Welker eager to change his 0-3 Super Bowl record

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Wes Welker has played in three Super Bowls in his NFL career, two with the Patriots and this year’s with the Broncos. He’s been on the losing team all three times.

Welker told the Denver Post that after an NFL career that includes five Pro Bowls, two first-team All-Pros and three different seasons of leading the league in receptions, the one thing he still wants to do is get a Super Bowl ring.

“I think it’s kind of the one thing that’s out there for me. It’s what pushes me. It’s what motivates me,” Welker said of a Super Bowl victory. “We have a great opportunity, and we want to make the most of it.”

Although Welker is an integral part of the Broncos’ offense, he was a smaller part of the Broncos’ offense last season than he had been in New England: Welker’s totals of 73 catches and 778 yards were lower than he had in any of his six years with the Patriots. (Welker did have a career-high 10 touchdowns.) It’s possible that Welker will get even fewer balls thrown his way this year, as the Broncos added receiver Emmanuel Sanders and drafted receiver Cody Latimer. Welker doesn’t worry about that.

“I don’t really think about it like that anymore. I want us to be the best team we can be, whatever that means,” Welker said. “Trust me, I understand. I’m 33 going into my 11th year. I don’t know how many opportunities I have. I want us to be the best team possible. Whoever that takes being out here and trying to help for us to be the best that we can be, that’s what I’m all about.”

Whatever role he plays this season, Welker just wants to end it with a Super Bowl ring on his finger.

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53 Responses to “Welker eager to change his 0-3 Super Bowl record”
  1. joetoronto says: Jun 9, 2014 11:55 AM

    Better change teams then, Wes.

  2. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    He played great in his 1st SB. He’s the reason why his team lost SB 2 and SB 3 was just a joke – not his fault, he was playing with Mr. Choke.

  3. jonbeck316 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    Stop dropping game winning catches then Wes

  4. briscocountyjr says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    Wait for the incoming hate.. Manning and Welker are going to end a lot of fans playoff runs. #iceupson

  5. 10elite says: Jun 9, 2014 12:01 PM

    Good luck, Wes. Would love to see you get a ring, and was happy it didn’t happen as a Pat.

  6. ariani1985 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:02 PM

    Come to Green Bay, they march out the worst WR core in the league, even worse than the Shehawks!!!!

  7. theclink12 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:03 PM

    He will change it…it will go from 0-3 to 0-4.

    His new nickname will be “Buffalo Viking”

  8. patriotsarespygaters says: Jun 9, 2014 12:07 PM

    U dropped ur best chance … It’s over

  9. fwippel says: Jun 9, 2014 12:08 PM

    His 0-3 record? And here I thought that teams won and lost championships.

  10. listenup823 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:09 PM

    Hahaha!! Joetoronto always makes me laugh.. All raider fans make me laugh!

  11. jnbnet says: Jun 9, 2014 12:10 PM

    Best of luck to Wes. Would have been nice to see him get a ring with the Patriots. I hate cheering against him when we play the Bronco, but on those days, he is the enemy.

  12. calhounlambeau says: Jun 9, 2014 12:10 PM

    Guy has small hands. He’s prone to drop a few.

  13. billswillnevermove says: Jun 9, 2014 12:11 PM

    joetoronto says:Jun 9, 2014 11:55 AM

    Better change teams then, Wes.
    _________________________________
    Who to? The Raiders? Then he would be waiting until hell freezes over.

  14. scw1993 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:13 PM

    Hey welker you’re not going to win a SB ring playing with that choker of a qb you have and cheating the cap, but you can watch manning collect trophies for his personal stats awards during the regular season if you want. That should give you enough of a thrill.

  15. jimjets says: Jun 9, 2014 12:17 PM

    That’s funny. I’m eager for him to retire with no rings!

  16. phillysports1 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:20 PM

    It’s the “Manning Curse “

  17. bearshaterseverywhere says: Jun 9, 2014 12:25 PM

    The Vikings are eager to change their, 0 and forever SB record, get in line Welker!

  18. 6ball says: Jun 9, 2014 12:28 PM

    .

    The Patriots have filled the Welker void with Edelman, 2nd year man Josh Boyce and possibly this year’s 7th rounder 5’7″ Jeremy Gallon. All three combined make less than Welker.

    .

  19. ctiggs says: Jun 9, 2014 12:29 PM

    Well it wont be this year #Noonehasitbetter #KapwillgetusSIX

  20. indywilson40 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:30 PM

    If Tom Brady throws a better pass in the Indy Super Bowl, then Wes has his ring. But ol’ Tom lost his clutch gene after Spygate.

  21. kamthechancellor says: Jun 9, 2014 12:32 PM

    Was he on the cover of Madden all those seasons?

  22. kc114 says: Jun 9, 2014 12:32 PM

    How is that some or most fans think losing a Super Bowl is worse than not getting there? Where’s the logic?

  23. somethingsmellsrotten says: Jun 9, 2014 12:34 PM

    Yeah, good luck with that…the Donkeys won’t be going to another SuperBowl anytime soon.

  24. infinitig says: Jun 9, 2014 12:38 PM

    I enjoy everyone mentioning the drop that Welker had when he was fully extended. It couldn’t be that the Giants had something to do with that could it. Brady had 266 yards on 48 passes and 276 yards on 41 passes. Blame Welker if you want but the Giants shut down Brady both times. We remember what the Seahawks did last year to Manning but people seem to forget what the Giants did to Brady.

  25. Seahawk says: Jun 9, 2014 12:40 PM

    Oh man, I guess Wes better hope for a trade to the Vikings. They are the best franchise in all of sports after all. Skol, right?

    *sarcasm

  26. allhailkingflacco says: Jun 9, 2014 12:45 PM

    Wes, you made your bed now you can lie in it.

    You thought you were so funny with you’re “witty” comments about Rex Ryan. You pissed off your own coach, fan base and Rex’s wife I’m sure. Not that the last one really matters.

    Who’s foot is in who’s mouth now ?

    #wesdropsalot

  27. lscratchingthesurface says: Jun 9, 2014 12:46 PM

    Wes,
    We’re ready for you to go 0-4 or hey, no more SB period.

  28. j0esixpack says: Jun 9, 2014 1:01 PM

    It’s the curse of Wes Welker!!!

    Of course, one then wonders what curse the Jets have triggered to ensure no Super Bowls since before Man walked on the Moon!

    (Heck – they even remain tied with the Houston Oilers for AFC East titles!)

  29. theflyingelvis says: Jun 9, 2014 1:14 PM

    A lot of people can point to Welkers drop against the Giants as the reason he has no rings, but to me (and probably most Patriots fans) obviously the first super bowl against the Giants hurts WAY worse. A chance at NFL history, a chance to get the ’72 Dolphins to shut up, a chance at 19-0 and 4 for 4 in super bowls with Brady and BB. Go ahead and gloat Giants fans, cuz I’ll admit, that one hurt like hell. Damn you Assante Samuel! And as long as it’s not at the Patriots expense, I would like to see Welker get a ring, he did A LOT for NE during his time there. It just sucks that for a guy who’s made a career out of catching almost every tough pass thats thrown to him that he dropped the pass that would’ve clinched the SB. Was it a PERFECT pass? No. But Brady threw it to him AWAY from coverage, where there was no chance of it getting intercepted, it hit him in both hands, and it should’ve been caught. Major bummer.

  30. bradygirl12 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:17 PM

    If he didn’t drop the pass against the Giants,he may be retired and admiring his SB ring now.

  31. flaccoishermanmunster says: Jun 9, 2014 1:29 PM

    changing it to what……0-4?

  32. kd75 says: Jun 9, 2014 1:38 PM

    Stick to the ponies. You seem to be pretty good at that.

  33. jamaltimore says: Jun 9, 2014 1:39 PM

    Sign with the Ravens. The teams you’ve played for the past several years are media darlings who choke when it matters most!

    Guess what who’s the last guy to win a Superbowl
    Flacco, Brady or Peyton?

  34. ampats says: Jun 9, 2014 1:44 PM

    Welker eager to change his 0-3 Super Bowl record? When did the Broncos trade him?

  35. rahavort says: Jun 9, 2014 2:15 PM

    Stay with the Denver Donkeys then Welker, you might be able to make your record 0-4! He did say change the record but didn’t specify how…

  36. andrewluck12 says: Jun 9, 2014 2:19 PM

    I think Wes has had an amazing career. How many guys can say they have played in the super bowl with the two greatest quarterbacks of all time? He’s a likely hall of famer. Don’t let the fact you haven’t won a super bowl yet discourage you from all the great things you’ve done in your career

  37. slick50ks says: Jun 9, 2014 2:24 PM

    A 5th string WR on IR should have caught that pass 9 out of 10 times.

    Welker has the clutch gene of his current QB.

    In other words, it ain’t happening.

  38. stiffmcgriff says: Jun 9, 2014 2:57 PM

    Broncos only signed Welker so he couldn’t hurt them while catching passes from Tom Brady.

    They knew he would contribute but would not be the answer at WR which is why they’ve upgraded their WR corps.

    With those additions the Broncos should get back to the Superbowl and may just win it all this year.

  39. kwgator says: Jun 9, 2014 3:00 PM

    He should move to Buffalo already

  40. seahawkboymike says: Jun 9, 2014 3:12 PM

    Pray you don’t play the Seahawks again Wes

  41. bearsoxass says: Jun 9, 2014 3:12 PM

    And never go again!

  42. elgranderojo79 says: Jun 9, 2014 3:25 PM

    Out of the AFC Denver has to be the favorite to get back. Let’s stop kidding ourselves that another team from that conference gives him a better chance. With that said, Peyton hasnt been very good in the big game or other big games so there is some truth to the fact that getting there might make him 0-4. Realistically Denver needs to play an NFC team that is beat up and not at full strength if they want to win.

  43. whatjusthapped says: Jun 9, 2014 3:35 PM

    You and Fran Tarkenton, the biggest choke QB playing for the biggest choke team in NFL history.

  44. ftomasic1961 says: Jun 9, 2014 3:55 PM

    a guy who built his career on a heavily slanted toward the offense, pass happy league, consisting of five yard down and out or down and in….piles up stats, blah, not worthy of HOF consideration.

  45. hwkeycubronco says: Jun 9, 2014 4:25 PM

    I giggle when the haters come out of the wood work and down the broncos organization, down manning and every player on the roster. It’s lonely on the top but a bitch on the bottom fellas.
    You all worry about the salary cap numbers and how the broncos work but really it’s just jealousy. Sure we got our butts kicked in the big game but what nobody wants to talk about the injuries we had on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Staying healthy is a challenge for any team and some injuries happen at a bad time. Here’s to another winning season and another trip the the super bowl. …how many of you would love to cheer for a winner. .lol.

  46. jimcarnoven says: Jun 9, 2014 4:49 PM

    You should retire and replace Fran Tarkenton on “That’s Incredible.”

  47. bspurloc says: Jun 9, 2014 4:53 PM

    .
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    all as the Result of a Manning!!!
    haha…
    /
    /

  48. TheWizard says: Jun 9, 2014 5:08 PM

    people seem to forget what the Giants did to Brady

    Belichick remembers, and he saw this years Super Bowl too. D-line with his #1 pick this year.

    As far as Wes, I wish him the best. He gave it everything he had for the Pats and I appreciate it.

  49. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jun 9, 2014 5:20 PM

    Hate to be the done to break it to you Wes, but your time has passed.. & Mr. Forehead is just too big of a choker to pull it together/pull it off..

  50. justintuckrule says: Jun 9, 2014 6:15 PM

    Even if Welker made the catch, there was still plenty of time and timeouts left for the Giants to get the ball back. I don’t know why people think that the Pats were 3 kneel downs away. There was over 4 mins left.

  51. whywerule says: Jun 9, 2014 6:16 PM

    Then Welker should hope he gets released and signs on with a team that has a prayer of a SB win this season.

  52. grogantomorgan says: Jun 10, 2014 10:13 AM

    Welker is where he belongs ….

    He can relate to Peyton as he too is a great regular season player who just can’t perform in the playoffs.

  53. salutethis says: Jun 10, 2014 11:53 PM

    Don’t worry Wes, you’ll get that ring THIS year!!!

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