NFL says Welker's hit on Talib was legal

1/23/14 in NFL   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

Blog Photo - NFL says Welker's hit on Talib was legalJust a few days ago, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick whined and complained in front of the national media about a hit laid on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib by Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. The always-stoic Belichick said that the hit was "a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib" and was "one of the worst plays I've seen." On Thursday, the NFL made Belichick look simply like a sore loser.

After reviewing the play (which was not called a penalty on the field), the NFL has confirmed that Welker's hit on Talib was completely legal. If you have not seen the play yet, here is a good look:


As I stated to in another article a few days ago, I was never buying into Belichick's complaint. In order for the play to have been called illegal, Welker would have had to do one of several things. He could have hit Talib before the ball reached the receiver, hit Talib above the shoulders, or deliberately taken out Talib's knees - none of those things happened on the play. Yes, Welker's hit and the ball hitting the receiver was a bang-bang play, but the NFL has ruled that Welker timed the hit perfectly.

This is really just a update on the incident. The NFL has ruled that Belichick was wrong, and the referees were right. Now we can all move on.
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1/23/14   |   johnnydow   |   54 respect

You left out the important part. Belichick is a whinny little girl and a poor loser!