Wes Welker, Unfazed by Pressure in 2012, Focused on Playoff Redemption

January 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wes Welker cost the Patriots Super Bowl XLVI.
What a completely incorrect and irresponsible opinion. Yes, Welker dropped that pass late in the game, but the pass could had been thrown better; QB Tom Brady would be the first person to say that.
No one blames WR Deion Branch for costing New England a win when he dropped a pass on a wide open crossing route. Or safety Patrick Chung for arriving too late to break up the Eli Manning pass to Mario Manningham. Or on the defense for failing to recover either of two New York Giants fumbles.
None of that mattered, as many fans directed their ire at Welker for failing to come up with the big catch.
Welker accepted his share of the blame and probably hasn’t forgotten about that play. Welker might say he’s moved on, but any competitive athlete remembers their mistakes for a long time. It becomes their motivation as they drive themselves to make up for what they did wrong.
Welker’s focus for the playoffs wi...

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