Welker doesn’t dip toe in media waters again

I spent a long time Thursday transcribing Wes Welker’s various foot references, wondering if I was going insane and/or wasting my time and/or wasting my life.

Deadspin chopped up a video shortly thereafter, and suddenly it was in the football blogs for every major Boston and New York newspaper.  So at least the time wasn’t wasted.

Welker showed up for work Friday, with a media throng wanting to confirm that his references were intentional.  Welker unsurprisingly declined to speak again.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald wrote Thursday:  “If you don’t think he did this absolutely on purpose, you just don’t know Welker very well.”

Teammates were asked Friday about it, and said: “Only Wes.”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick sounded less amused: “Right now my comments are on the Jets . . . You’ll have to ask [Wes] about that.”

34 responses to “Welker doesn’t dip toe in media waters again

  1. I’m sure Bill was less than pleased with Wes regarding how much attention this has earned. But you have to love the dry humor of Mr Welker. Unless you hate the Pats of course.

  2. Wes is a well known prankster. The foot fetish thing had to be an irresistible target for him.

  3. We all know that the Patriots locker room was probably all laughing their asses of about this – including Belichick, but we’d never hear about it. Belichick isnt as dry as some of you seem to think he is, I’m sure he got a good laugh out of it.

  4. It was funny, but he kind of made an heel out of himself…

    On the other hand, Ryan is such a loud mouth, I wish he’d put a sock in it!

  5. glad to see the pats are so above trash talk before a game..and this was AFTER belichick told them not to say anything.

  6. Kinda like betting on wether a Vermont State Trooper can say “Meow” 10 times to a pulled over speeder.

  7. I think Dale and Holley (WEEI) are dead on with this one; Welker probably got chewed out by Belichick this morning. But that doesn’t mean didn’t think that this was funny as hell.

  8. Contrast Welker’s comments with Cromartie’s, and you will understand the difference between the two organizations.

  9. This isn’t really trash talk. He doesn’t say anything about what we will or won’t do on the field against the Jets. Doesn’t say there “scared or concerned” like fat Rex does.

    All he did was subtlety poke fun at Rex’s foot fetish which HE CHOSE to put on the internet. No big deal and unlike the Jets, does not insult any Jets player that will be on the field on Sunday.

    As much Rex thinks he has something to do with blocking, tackling, catching passes, etc…he doesn’t

  10. It must hurt the Jets having this come from someone that you can’t say a bad thing about.

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    Wes has crazy bug eyes! I think it is because Brady is atop there relationship!

    Thank you, Thank you

  11. the funny thing is this: despite these comments by welker, the jets are still going to be powerless against stopping him this weekend.

    and BTW….if rex wasnt such a dumbass in the first place, welker wouldnt have had any ammo.

  12. @patriotinvasion

    Via Wikipedia: “Trash-talk is a form of boast or insult commonly heard in competitive situations (such as sports events). It is often used to intimidate the opposition, but can also be used in a humorous spirit. Trash-talk is often characterized by use of hyperbole, or figurative language.”

    The Patriots can do no wrong though, eh?

  13. Funny how this foot fetish, domination/humiliation , fisting stuff is going to stay w/Rexy…forever.

    Just wait til next set of videos hits…will get much much worse.

    Just think, if Cromartie was as into feet as much as Rexy…we taxpayers would be saving money on court fees for back child support….But I don’t fault Cromartie, he just forgot their names.

  14. That was great. Welker shoiuld be a Jet. Play somewhere where he is free to talk all the trash he wants. He could really blossom with the Jets as one of the NFL’s premiere trash talkers. Oh well, BB is just gonna let all that talent go to waste, what a shame.

  15. Thanks Wes – that was funny and creative.

    In stark contrast to the boring, predictable, Ambien-like comments coming out of Baltimore and Pittsburgh. What a snore-fest that dialogue has been.

  16. BB gave him a high five after that one…clearly an example of how different the two teams are by just the way they trash talk each other. One team uses cerebral wit, the other uses cussing, finger pointing and whines.

  17. nyjalleffingday says:
    @patriotinvasion

    Via Wikipedia: “Trash-talk is a form of boast or insult commonly heard in competitive situations (such as sports events). It is often used to intimidate the opposition, but can also be used in a humorous spirit. Trash-talk is often characterized by use of hyperbole, or figurative language.”
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    The reference to humorous spirit, etc., means with regard to the competition. Welker was tweaking Ryan over his foot fetish–playing class clown, not engaging in game-related trash talk. Brady pointing at opponents after scoring is a symbolic form of trash talk. I’m not a Pats fan, and no they aren’t angels. But as a rule, they do their trash-talking after the fact.

  18. Only that moron, Ordway at WEEI, believed that Welker meant nothing by those foot references. He’s an idiot. Welker was having a little fun. Of course, Belichick hates distractions. But as distractions go, that one was harmless. If Welker goes over 300 feet in receiving yards, all will be forgiven. 😉

  19. Just looking at the difference between the way Wes threw shots vs. Cromartie’s half-retard diatribe is the perfect example of the difference between the two teams. That, and all the championships.

  20. Yeah, I’m sure Rex will post Welkers commenet on the Jets bulletin board.

    “Hey look guys, the Pats are making fun of me. Lets make them pay!”

    When Rex Ryan hauls ass, he need to make two trips.

  21. mistrezzrachael says:

    Funny how this foot fetish, domination/humiliation , fisting stuff is going to stay w/Rexy…forever.

    Just wait til next set of videos hits…will get much much worse.

    Just think, if Cromartie was as into feet as much as Rexy…we taxpayers would be saving money on court fees for back child support….But I don’t fault Cromartie, he just forgot their names.
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    Have to agree with Deb’s earluier comment to you…. eewwwwwww.

    MistrezzRachael, judging by your username, it’s no surprise you are the sole poster keeping the “fisting and domination” talk alive. And the Cromartie comment…. ????

    Other than your creepy-at-times posts, this has been a damned funny week here at PFT!
    The Pats are overwhelmingly the fav, but I would love to see the Jets make them sweat a little before the final whistle blows!

  22. Just looking at the difference between the way Wes threw shots vs. Cromartie’s half-retard diatribe is the perfect example of the difference between the two teams. That, and all the championships.
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    Congrats, the Patriots are the Harvard of the NFL. Which is like saying you are the smartest dumb kid.

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