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FARINELLA: Belichick's shot at Welker off target

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Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:05 pm | Updated: 10:14 am, Wed Jan 22, 2014.

Ponderous thoughts I was pondering as I was peering out the window of my 737 coming into Boston on a crystal-clear evening:

- It doesn't surprise me at all that Bill Belichick has "issues" with Wes Welker. It does surprise me, however, that he made those issues public in his final press conference of the season Monday morning.

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1 comment:

  • chrisr posted at 3:28 pm on Wed, Jan 22, 2014.

    chrisr Posts: 4

    If he was not intending to injure, what was he intending to do? He was not running a route, and he was not intending to "rub" a cover guy, that was a pretty solid hit on a guy in coverage. Suddenly one of the most elusive, shifty receivers in the game can't get out of the way of a guy who is running is a straight line for 15 steps?

    If the hit was "ok", expect it to become a staple of an offense in the future. So when Gronkowski buries a 185 lb defensive back on a similar play should we expect no flags? Or is it just because he is a 5'9" guy doing it that it is deemed "ok".

    I would also expect the defenseless receiver (I think a guy who is not looking and has no reason to be looking kind of defines defenseless), rule to be dropped from the rulebook.

    I love Welker, but it looked like a dirty play to me. If we saw a Ryan Clark type hit away from the play (they play each other next year), it would not be shocking.