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Wes Welker is proving Belichick right

Wes Welker has always been one of my favorite players in the NFL. Although not the biggest or fastest receiver in the league, Welker consistently gives any offense everything he’s got and his production has been prodigious.

But, he has been talking again lately, and I wish he’d just let it go about playing for the Patriots.

Welker said the Broncos haven’t told him to avoid talking about certain subjects, unlike in New England, where players’ comments may sometimes come under the scrutiny of coach Bill Belichick.

Although I can verify the voracity of Welker’s comments, maybe the Broncos should adopt the Belichick approach to Welker.

Welker told that Tom Brady was upset with the Patriots decision to let him sign with another team and that Brady simply took the high road when speaking about it in public.

I wonder if Brady wishes the Broncos would adopt Belichick’s policy of shutting one’s mouth? With friends like Welker, who needs a publicist?

Then Welker said, “There weren’t too many quarterbacks that I would’ve gone out there and played with (after playing with Brady).”

What? Who are you and what have you done with Wes Welker? Wes, you were an undrafted free agent in 2004… why have you forgotten your humble beginnings? Am I to believe unless you are playing with Tom Brady or Peyton Manning or Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees you would’ve had no interest in playing?

If this is mere hyperbole, letting his friend know how much he respects him, I will excuse Welker. But if there is a shred of truth to this, like Brett Favre, I’m going to have the Wes Welker Totem Poll demolished and hauled off the compound.