The Denver Broncos knocked off the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game to earn a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII, but after the game much of the discussion centered around the hit Broncos receiver Wes Welker delivered to Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib, resulting in an injury.
“One of the worst plays I’ve seen,” Belichick said. “It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open.”
Talib left the game in the second quarter after he delivered this hit that knocked him out of the game in the second quarter.
Asked re: Belichick’s comments re: Welker’s hit on Talib, HC John Fox said #Broncos “were not doing anything with intent.”
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) January 20, 2014
Broncos head coach John Fox echoed those statements when he again came to the defense of his star receiver and former Patriot when he said “I would say that most pass routes we run, there’s an intent to get open,” Fox said with a smile.
While Belichick thinks there should be a fine coming Welker’s way it is important to note that no flag was thrown on the play in question.