Broncos receiver Wes Welker opens up a little about his time with the Patriots to Sports Illustrated.
“After six seasons inside Bill Belichick’s cone of silence, in which thou shalt not raise any individual above the team, it turns out we know surprisingly little about Wes Welker,” writes Ballard.
When Welker became a free agent he said there was only two teams on his mind. “There were only two places I was going to play [Denver and New England], in my mind.”
Welker said toward the end, Belichick got on him in a way he never had before, yelling at him in front of the team.
“It was just kind of hard,” Welker says, “one of those deals where you have to endure him, put up with him. . . .But he does it to everybody, it’s the way he is.”
Welker claims Belichick’s ways still effect him even now. “When I’m answering questions from the Denver media, I’m not
worried about what the Broncos’ people are going to think,” Welker says. “I’m worried about what Belichick will think. Isn’t that crazy?”
Welker also said at first he couldn’t stand Tom Brady. “He was very intense, wanted it done a certain way and was like, You can’t do it a different way,”says Welker. Welker mention he did grow to love Brady’s intensity and Brady became his brother and best friend.
We know things are personal when it comes to New England and Wes Welker, and it seems especially true for Welker and Belichick. All eyes will be on the two teams when they meet for a Sunday Night showdown on Nov. 24th.