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Wes Welker takes slight shot at Bill Belichick

by Anthony Slater Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm •  Published: October 8, 2012

By Anthony Slater – Aslater@opubco.com – @anthonyVslater 

Wes Welker had a season-high 13 catches on Sunday / (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Wes Welker had a season-high 13 catches on Sunday / (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Early in the season, when the catches were down and many wondered if he was being gameplanned out of the offense, Wes Welker remained mum on the subject.

The former Heritage Hall star and current New England Patriot wideout deflected questions and shot down conspiracy theories.

Three catches in the opener was just a bad day. Five receptions and limited playing time in the second game was nothing to be alarmed about.

But now that things are back on track, with three consecutive 100-yard games and a 13-catch performance on Sunday, Welker couldn’t resist taking a brief shot at his legendary coach, Bill Belichick, who some believed purposely scaled back Welker’s offensive role as a contract ploy.

“Yeah it’s kind of nice to stick it in Bill’s face once in a while,” Welker joked with CSNNE’s Mike Felger after the game. “So this is definitely a good one.”

Bellichick responded in the most Belichick of ways at his Monday press conference, claiming he “didn’t really see” the comment and stubbornly brushing it to the side when pressed further.

“You should ask him about it then,” Bellichick said. “What he meant by it, I don’t know.”

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by Anthony Slater
Thunder Beat Writer
Anthony Slater started on the Thunder beat in the summer of 2013, joining after two years as NewsOK.com's lead sports blogger and web editor. A native Californian, Slater attended Sonoma State for two years before transferring to Oklahoma State in...
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