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Old 06-10-2013, 09:20 AM   #1
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Default Wes Welker finally able to be himself as member of the Denver Broncos

"Wes Welker sat back in a plush, leather chair in the lobby of the Denver Broncos training facility last week, conducting a post-workout interview without revealing the slightest hint of stress.

Unlike the conversations he had with reporters during his six-year stint with the New England Patriots – whose coach, Bill Belichick, scrutinizes his players' public comments with NSA-like zeal – Welker felt no urgency to walk the line between bland and unrevealing.

"I feel like I can be myself a little more for sure," said Welker, who signed a two-year, $12-million deal with the Broncos on March 13, a day after becoming an unrestricted free agent. Asked if he'd received any pre-interview lectures about what subjects to avoid, Welker laughed and said, "Here? No. … All they told me was, 'Just be yourself.' "

Long regarded in player circles as one of the funnier, edgier NFL stars, Welker may finally reveal that to fans after six years of mostly pent-up plainness. Indeed, the switch from playing with one future Hall of Fame quarterback (Tom Brady) to another (Peyton Manning) may not be nearly as jolting as the shift in organizational climate – or, to borrow from Jimmy Buffett: "Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes" (and, in this case, farewell to platitudes).

On that front Welker, once famously benched by Belichick for the first series of a 2010 playoff game for having poked public fun at New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, is taking baby steps toward disclosure early in his Broncos tenure. For starters, he admitted that the Patriots' decision to let him hit the market—and, ultimately, to swing a deal with former Rams wideout Danny Amendola in a pre-emptive move to replace him – will serve as a motivating force in 2013.

"Wherever you can pull any sort of motivation that you need to use to go out there and play the way you need to play, I say use it," Welker said in response to a question about whether he hoped to prove his success wasn't merely a product of the Patriots' system. "So whatever it is, then yeah, I'll definitely pull from wherever I can."

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:22 AM   #2
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to another (Peyton Manning) may not be nearly as jolting as the shift in organizational climate – or, to borrow from Jimmy Buffett: "Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes" (and, in this case, farewell to platitudes).
I liked this.

Though John Fox is the platitude king. You thought Shanahan was good at saying a bunch of nothing, Fox doesn't even try to make it appear that he isn't saying nothing.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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Gotta put your best foot forward. Cant be timid and just dip your toes in. Fear of defeat is all the motivation a good foot soldier needs.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #4
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It is still so surreal to me. Two years ago who would have guessed the Broncos would have Peyton Manning and Wes Welker on their roster?
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"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Why is there something rather than nothing?

Can you really experience anything objectively?

Riddle me that, Batman.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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It is still so surreal to me. Two years ago who would have guessed the Broncos would have Peyton Manning and Wes Welker on their roster?
2 years ago who would have guessed we'd be a favorite to win the super bowl? Elway is kicking ass at his job
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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That headline makes it sound like he finally came out of the closet or something.
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I really think the stuff ive read about him and his jokes and sense of humor, he will fit right in with the pranksters and team chemistry here.
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"On that front Welker, once famously benched by Belichick for the first series of a 2010 playoff game for having poked public fun at New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, is taking baby steps toward disclosure early in his Broncos tenure. For starters, he admitted that the Patriots' decision to let him hit the market—and, ultimately, to swing a deal with former Rams wideout Danny Amendola in a pre-emptive move to replace him – will serve as a motivating force in 2013."

Best part of Welker was his pregame talk to reporters before playing Rex Ryan and his Jets. It was perfect as we all found out about Ryan's foot fetish.
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Awesome, thanks for sharing. Really looking forward to having another Texan on the team.
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"Wes Welker sat back in a plush, leather chair in the lobby of the Denver Broncos training facility last week, conducting a post-workout interview without revealing the slightest hint of stress.

Unlike the conversations he had with reporters during his six-year stint with the New England Patriots – whose coach, Bill Belichick, scrutinizes his players' public comments with NSA-like zeal – Welker felt no urgency to walk the line between bland and unrevealing.

"I feel like I can be myself a little more for sure," said Welker, who signed a two-year, $12-million deal with the Broncos on March 13, a day after becoming an unrestricted free agent. Asked if he'd received any pre-interview lectures about what subjects to avoid, Welker laughed and said, "Here? No. … All they told me was, 'Just be yourself.' "

Long regarded in player circles as one of the funnier, edgier NFL stars, Welker may finally reveal that to fans after six years of mostly pent-up plainness. Indeed, the switch from playing with one future Hall of Fame quarterback (Tom Brady) to another (Peyton Manning) may not be nearly as jolting as the shift in organizational climate – or, to borrow from Jimmy Buffett: "Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes" (and, in this case, farewell to platitudes).

On that front Welker, once famously benched by Belichick for the first series of a 2010 playoff game for having poked public fun at New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, is taking baby steps toward disclosure early in his Broncos tenure. For starters, he admitted that the Patriots' decision to let him hit the market—and, ultimately, to swing a deal with former Rams wideout Danny Amendola in a pre-emptive move to replace him – will serve as a motivating force in 2013.

"Wherever you can pull any sort of motivation that you need to use to go out there and play the way you need to play, I say use it," Welker said in response to a question about whether he hoped to prove his success wasn't merely a product of the Patriots' system. "So whatever it is, then yeah, I'll definitely pull from wherever I can."

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I liked this.

Though John Fox is the platitude king. You thought Shanahan was good at saying a bunch of nothing, Fox doesn't even try to make it appear that he isn't saying nothing.
I thought Shanahan always gave good post game pressers. He would always get very detailed and honest. Fox is very very bland.
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It is still so surreal to me. Two years ago who would have guessed the Broncos would have Peyton Manning and Wes Welker on their roster?
If this was asked two years ago I would have said,


Manning and Welker would be as likely as

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It was an omen!
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I thought Shanahan always gave good post game pressers. He would always get very detailed and honest. Fox is very very bland.
WUT?

Shanahan was purposely deceptive in all of his press conferences. It was part of his game.
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