A dollar (the most I’d ever bet) says Wes Welker gets destroyed trying to run a pick. And DonkeyFan whines forever about it.
Of course, I’m not betting on that. I’m sure that’s going to get mentioned to officials before the game, mostly to protect Wes Welker. That’s a guy that needs protecting, because the Hawks are going to come gunning for him.
You’ve by now heard about the Wes Welker pick on Aqib Talib that resulted in him missing the rest of the AFC Championship Game. Surprise, huh? Anyone who’s watched the Donkeys play this season knows they don’t have anyone who can really stretch the field. They get open by running picks, and they use downfield blocking (i.e., three guys are “blocking” downfield before a catch is made), better than anyone else in the league.
I enjoy the effort by Bill Belichick to dump on Welker.
“I think it was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib,” Belichick said during his Monday news conference. “No attempt to get open. I’ll let the league handle the discipline on that play, whatever they decide. It’s one of the worst plays I’ve seen.”
That guy doesn’t want Welker winning anything. Neither does BSP. Of course, running that pick play says something too:
After the game, Welker said he did not intend to hit Talib, even though Thomas classified the incident as a “pick play.” Welker said “I was trying to get him to go over the top, and I think he was thinking the same thing and wanted to come underneath and we just kind of collided,” Welker said. “It wasn’t a deal where I was trying to hit him or anything like that. I hope he’s OK. He’s a great player and a big part of their defense.”
Yeah, like dropping Talib wouldn’t have hurt New England if they had managed to advance. Note to naive sports world worshipping Peyton Manning: Welker was gunning for Talib, no matter what he says. What else WOULD he say?
Here’s three BSP truisms:
– Setting picks like that can get guys hurt.
– Being a douche can get guys hurt.
– Players on both sides of this Super Bowl are going to get hurt.