Wes Welker and a few of his new Denver teammates are on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated. Inside, Welker talks about the standard new-guy-in-the-fold stuff, like adjusting from one system run by a legendary quarterback to another. He also discussed his time in New England with Bill Belichick, who is notoriously brief with the media and expects the same from his team.
Just like the difficulty in adjusting from one offense to another, it is taking some time for Welker to unlearn old habits.
"When I'm answering questions from the Denver media, I'm not worried about what the Broncos' people are going to think," Welker told SI. "I'm worried about what Belichick will think. Isn't that crazy?"
Yes, Wes. That is crazy. Like, really crazy, but it's not your fault. Belichick in all probability is a serial killer who has learned that coaching football keeps his murderous desire at bay while leaving his personality unchanged. The unfeeling monotone, the lifelessly black eyes, an overall disregard for his physical appearance, unflinching attention to detail: all the signs are there.
You may have escaped the dilapidated shack he kept you in up there, but the emotional scarring will always be with you.
"It was just kind of hard," Welker told the magazine in a story that appears in this week's edition, "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."
It's OK Wes, you're safe now. Consider yourself lucky.
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