New England Patriots: Bill Belichick Had No Choice; He Had To Sit Wes Welker

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

A lot has been made over the past week about Wes Welker being benched for the first series of the playoff game against the Jets because of comments he made about Rex Ryan.  The comments were deserved and hilarious, but Bill Belichick had instructed his team to avoid getting involved with the verbal jabs the Jets had been throwing all week. That alone may not have gotten him benched, though.
As cantankerous as Bill appears in press conferences, and as relentless as he is on the field, keeping his stars in when they are up by 30 in the fourth quarter, he can justify that.  He's "doing what's best for the team."  
Many will disagree with his reasons why he does that, and he doesn't care.  Somewhere beneath that gray hoodie is a man with principals, and I think that he felt that he had to discipline Welker because the comments were directed at another coach.  That coach may be his polar opposite, but he is still part of the coaching fraternity.  Mayb...

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