Rex Ryan: I hated Wes Welker, glad he’s goneon March 19th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
One man is particularly happy about receiver Wes Welker no longer a New England Patriot – New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
Of course, he was only kidding in his remarks, but we couldn’t resist the sensational title.
Fortunately for New York, they won’t be facing Denver in the regular season this year, unless they meet in the playoffs (yeah, like that’s going to happen.)
“I’m glad Wes is not there. I’m not kidding. That guy was a pain in the tail. I hated Wes Welker. Just kidding. Kind of,” Ryan said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN. “I admire him. I’m a huge fan of Wes Welker’s, but I’m glad he’s gone.
“Now, they bring in a guy who’s very similar, who went to the same school, a guy I know Wes Welker helped mentor. Will he have the same success as Wes Welker? We’ll see. Wes Welker had historical success.
“He’s unbelievable. Just a great route-runner. He doesn’t run but maybe five routes, but you can’t cover him. So talented, so tough, he’s like a running back when he catches the football, and Brady and him were on the same page all the time.
“… I think Wes Welker’s a better athlete than people give him credit for. I think he does things other people at that position don’t do. I think that’s a really underrated aspect of Wes Welker.”
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