Wes Welker doesn’t have to ‘endure’ Bill Belichick anymore

Wes Welker isn’t with the Patriots anymore, yet he still has his former coach Bill Belichick on his mind.

“When I’m answering questions from the Denver media, I’m not worried about what the Broncos’ people are going to think,” Welker said in a story in Sports Illustrated (via the Boston Globe). “I’m worried about what Belichick will think. Isn’t that crazy?”

Yes, as a matter of fact it is. Hey Wes, don’t worry, Bill is on the other side of the country. You sound like a bullied teenager right now.

How did it get to this point?

Welker, expected to be a main cog in the Broncos’ offense this season, went through a bitter separation from the Patriots this offseason. This is despite putting up record numbers during his six years in New England. But while he was racking up big stats, things weren’t going so great behind the scenes. In fact, Belichick began riding him hard, including tearing him down in front of the team.

“It was just kind of hard,” Welker said. “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.”

But his memories of New England aren’t all bad. He will definitely miss working with Tom Brady among other teammates. He’ll also miss seeing those crazy Patriots fans. Especially ones like this:

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