Wes Welker leveled New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib in Sunday’s AFC Championship game. After that hit by Welker the Patriots were unable to stop the Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning.
On Monday Patriots head coach Bill Belichick did not hide his thoughts on the hit by Welker.
“It is a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib,” Belichick said Monday morning. “No attempt to get open. And I’ll let the league handle the discipline on that play. It’s not for me to decide, but it’s one of the worst plays I’ve seen. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.”
Welker’s job on the play was to get in the way of Talib. Earlier in the game Patriots wide receiver Julius Edelman did the same exact thing to Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who was briefly knocked out of the game.
Manning and the Broncos have torched defenses all season setting records for passing yards and touchdowns. Up next for them will be the Seattle Seahawks.