Welker knocked out of game by Clark hit

Welker knocked out of game by Clark hit

There are 18 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Dec 1, 2008, titled Welker knocked out of game by Clark hit. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker did not return after being leveled late in the third quarter by Steelers safety Ryan Clark.

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Wilbur

United States

#1 Dec 1, 2008
It was a cheap shot !!-Thats why a penalty was called should be a 50,000.00 dollar fine !!
gosiecki

Gilbert, AZ

#2 Dec 1, 2008
i thought it was clean.. i dont like shitsburg but it was funny seeing that little showboat get floored.
Old Navy Guy

Plymouth, MA

#3 Dec 1, 2008
As long as it was a Patriot that was crippled the league is fine with it.
G-Man

Billerica, MA

#4 Dec 1, 2008
yeah cause the league hates the pats so much they didnt suspend Matt Light for laying in five haymakers on a helmetless person. 15K is a small price to pay but then again maybe if Light was suspended Harrison wouldnt have sprinted past him all game. Only thing dirty about it was he launched himself like a missle thats not right but Rodney Harrison has been doin that for years and do you not remember the attempted backbreaker he used on Domenic Hixon in the Super Bowl.

“Obama lied and freedom died!”

Since: Sep 07

Warren, Ohio

#5 Dec 1, 2008
The more socialist this country goes the more sissified it becomes. Home of the brave my ass!
Mr Ed

Slippery Rock, PA

#8 Dec 1, 2008
Wilbur wrote:
It was a cheap shot !!-Thats why a penalty was called should be a 50,000.00 dollar fine !!
Gee-e-e-ee, Wilbur! It looked to me-e-e like the ball was tipped, making it at least a semi-le-e-egal hit!
Mary Cassel

AOL

#9 Dec 2, 2008
lol @ Welker.
Matt Cassell

Tewksbury, MA

#10 Dec 2, 2008
Mary, Iron my shirt already
LoWeLL 4 LifE

Braintree, MA

#11 Dec 3, 2008
It was a clean hit.This is football, not the tennis tour.I know all the fairweather,bandwagon jumpin',phonie Patriot fans will all be pissed that Clark didn't get suspended.Too bad fakers.
I hope all you phonie Pats fans enjoy watching the Steelers roll to the Super Bowl, while the Patsies and little Tom Tom stay home and lick their wounds.
Jopa-n

Trafford, PA

#12 Dec 3, 2008
If the ball gets tipped, and the defender let's up to avoid a penalty or fine, and the ball stays live, ending up in the rec.s hands for a completion, what would we be saying then?
token

United States

#14 Dec 3, 2008
Welker is a tough little dude. I'd like to see any of you take a hit like he did and get up - nevermind walk again.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#15 Dec 3, 2008
token wrote:
Welker is a tough little dude. I'd like to see any of you take a hit like he did and get up - nevermind walk again.
Good point, Tokin'. He's an awesome player, and very tough.

But the Pats fans trying to paint Ryan Clark as some kind of cheap-shot artist don't know what they're talking about. He plays hard, but he's known on the team as one of the kindest, most decent players around. Also very religious (though that's hardly a guarantee of decency these days). He was just flying to the ball, saw the tip, saw the receiver, and hit him--not a lot of time for thought process.
Old Navy Guy

Plymouth, MA

#16 Dec 3, 2008
LoWeLL 4 LifE wrote:
It was a clean hit.This is football, not the tennis tour.I know all the fairweather,bandwagon jumpin',phonie Patriot fans will all be pissed that Clark didn't get suspended.Too bad fakers.
I hope all you phonie Pats fans enjoy watching the Steelers roll to the Super Bowl, while the Patsies and little Tom Tom stay home and lick their wounds.
yeah but the guy was flagged for a foul? Was it because the hit was so vicious? Is there levels of vicious hits that can and cannot be flagged in the nfl? The steelers as super bowl champs? They still have to get by Indy, Denver, and TN in the AFC. The pats will be back next year, with brady missing thats the only reason why your steelers even have a chance at the afc title.

“"Offense" Wins Championships”

Since: Jul 08

Lowell

#17 Dec 3, 2008
Rex J Steelman wrote:
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Good point, Tokin'. He's an awesome player, and very tough.
But the Pats fans trying to paint Ryan Clark as some kind of cheap-shot artist don't know what they're talking about. He plays hard, but he's known on the team as one of the kindest, most decent players around. Also very religious (though that's hardly a guarantee of decency these days). He was just flying to the ball, saw the tip, saw the receiver, and hit him--not a lot of time for thought process.
Bro, I don't care if He and Jesus play bridge together of Friday nights, the hit was as unnecessary as it gets. I wouldn't say dirty, but worthy of the 15 yard penalty and a slight league fine. And let's be honest, Ryan Clark is not exactly Terry Tate...if the ball was still in play, Welker would not have been in position to take a blindside hit.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#18 Dec 3, 2008
Old Navy Guy wrote:
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yeah but the guy was flagged for a foul? Was it because the hit was so vicious? Is there levels of vicious hits that can and cannot be flagged in the nfl? The steelers as super bowl champs? They still have to get by Indy, Denver, and TN in the AFC. The pats will be back next year, with brady missing thats the only reason why your steelers even have a chance at the afc title.
What would Brady have done so differently? You guys have been arguing for weeks that Cassell is one of the best in the NFL, so why whine about the Brady injury now? If you want to talk injuries affecting a game, let's talk about last year's contest. If brady had seen a D with Polamalu and Clark in there (and Aaron Smith for more than a quarter), he would have had the exact same problems Cassell had on Sunday.
Rex J Steelman

Slippery Rock, PA

#19 Dec 3, 2008
Old Navy Guy wrote:
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yeah but the guy was flagged for a foul? Was it because the hit was so vicious? Is there levels of vicious hits that can and cannot be flagged in the nfl? The steelers as super bowl champs? They still have to get by Indy, Denver, and TN in the AFC. The pats will be back next year, with brady missing thats the only reason why your steelers even have a chance at the afc title.
DENVER and INDY??! I'll take those odds any day. Tennessee will be tough indeed, but if there's any D capable of reminding Kerry Collins that he's...well, Kerry Collins, it's the Steelers. Now go back to Old Navy--they're having a two-for-one sale on baggy gray hoodies.
Slick McSteel

Slippery Rock, PA

#20 Dec 3, 2008
MrMillCity_dot_com wrote:
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Bro, I don't care if He and Jesus play bridge together of Friday nights, the hit was as unnecessary as it gets. I wouldn't say dirty, but worthy of the 15 yard penalty and a slight league fine. And let's be honest, Ryan Clark is not exactly Terry Tate...if the ball was still in play, Welker would not have been in position to take a blindside hit.
I guess I'll be the one to bring you up on current events buddy. The league's top rule guy said the penalty is the thing that was unnecessary. It was not an illegal hit and should not have been flagged. Clark led with his shoulder and decked Welker. Welcome to the AFC North. Next time he'll think twice going across the middle against the black and gold. If you watch the hit on youtube, and there are a lot of videos showing it, you see the ball actually bounce off the Welkers back. Had he turned his head around he might have made a play on the ball and caught it. The hit was both necessary and awesome to behold. That's Steeler Football. You don't like it don't line up against the black and gold.
Slick McSteel

Slippery Rock, PA

#21 Dec 3, 2008
Rex J Steelman wrote:
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What would Brady have done so differently? You guys have been arguing for weeks that Cassell is one of the best in the NFL, so why whine about the Brady injury now? If you want to talk injuries affecting a game, let's talk about last year's contest. If brady had seen a D with Polamalu and Clark in there (and Aaron Smith for more than a quarter), he would have had the exact same problems Cassell had on Sunday.
Tom Brad aint never faced a defense like this one. Woodley and Timmons were rookies and didn't see much action last season. Also like you said Rex buddy, Clark and Polamalu were both out. Anyway it aint missing brady that moss dropped them balls, it aint missin brady welker got knocked out of the game. It aint missin brady that the offensive line totally manhandled the patriots defensive line.

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