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NFL's top official: Welker's hit on Talib legal

There are 29 comments on the Northern Michigan News story from Jan 22, 2014, titled NFL's top official: Welker's hit on Talib legal. In it, Northern Michigan News reports that:

The NFL's officiating chief has cleared Broncos receiver Wes Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit that knocked Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib out of Sunday's AFC Championship.

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steve-o

Jupiter, FL

#1 Jan 23, 2014
The replay clearly shows that Welker went down for a low block to protect himself and his, now much, head. He didn't care abou the knees. Talib was not ready for such a low and ILLEGAL block and got hurt.
The referees have no credilbility at all as replay after replay shows they miss most of the critical calls in games. They cover each other up all the time. They let Sherman and others manhandle nearly all the receivers who come their way and the DBs now grab and hold as a norm.Any D hit that looks too hard gets a flag and a penalty. They change many game results with their calls/
The refs should beincluding Crabtree at the end of the game.
nanack

Cleveland, OH

#2 Jan 23, 2014
Baby Bill has to cry never was a good looser and he has been one his whole life BIG BABY NEVER A MAN.
Rugrats

La Palma, CA

#3 Jan 23, 2014
nanack wrote:
Baby Bill has to cry never was a good looser and he has been one his whole life BIG BABY NEVER A MAN.
Clearly yo know a lot about being and acting like a baby. Wow, impressive. Not.

“Repent and worship God”

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#4 Jan 24, 2014
steve-o wrote:
The replay clearly shows that Welker went down for a low block to protect himself and his, now much, head. He didn't care abou the knees. Talib was not ready for such a low and ILLEGAL block and got hurt.
The referees have no credilbility at all as replay after replay shows they miss most of the critical calls in games. They cover each other up all the time. They let Sherman and others manhandle nearly all the receivers who come their way and the DBs now grab and hold as a norm.Any D hit that looks too hard gets a flag and a penalty. They change many game results with their calls/
The refs should beincluding Crabtree at the end of the game.
Talib got hurt last year and was a non factor in that AFC title game.

Weak
Dr K

La Palma, CA

#5 Jan 24, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Talib got hurt last year and was a non factor in that AFC title game.
Weak
Your comment that Talib was hurt last year is not relavent and shows you to be one that reaches because he has no pertinent info to make a point.
Talib held up for the season and throughout the postseason. Clearly Denver couldn't move the ball well with him in the game so they reverted to an illegal hit to have him removed. Every time someone points to the Pats as cheaters, it will just roll over to the fact that the Broncos are bigger and worse cheaters because they are willing to injure and destroy a guys career because they can't beat him. Way to go Broncos, Peyton, Welker. The brain trust that put that course of action in play. Have more respect for MLB rood users. At least they are only killing themselves and not destroying another human being in their process.

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#6 Jan 24, 2014
Dr K wrote:
<quoted text>Your comment that Talib was hurt last year is not relavent and shows you to be one that reaches because he has no pertinent info to make a point.
Talib held up for the season and throughout the postseason. Clearly Denver couldn't move the ball well with him in the game so they reverted to an illegal hit to have him removed. Every time someone points to the Pats as cheaters, it will just roll over to the fact that the Broncos are bigger and worse cheaters because they are willing to injure and destroy a guys career because they can't beat him. Way to go Broncos, Peyton, Welker. The brain trust that put that course of action in play. Have more respect for MLB rood users. At least they are only killing themselves and not destroying another human being in their process.
Talib is a non factor when it counts the most lately.

Now keep whining over the Patriots losing yet again. It's over for them and their QB is just about to old to be in the game to begin with. It's been a decade since they won a Super Bowl.

Now get ready for the Seahawks to show you how a defense is to play football unlike the effeminate Patriot defense that's been on the field for quite some time.

Since: Oct 12

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#7 Jan 24, 2014
Even the ex-player analysts on ESPN were saying that Welker would have learned that with the Patriots....not the Broncos.....I never recovered, from the Dolphins dealing Wes Welker to the Pats.....
Dr K

La Palma, CA

#8 Jan 24, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Talib is a non factor when it counts the most lately.
Now keep whining over the Patriots losing yet again. It's over for them and their QB is just about to old to be in the game to begin with. It's been a decade since they won a Super Bowl.
Now get ready for the Seahawks to show you how a defense is to play football unlike the effeminate Patriot defense that's been on the field for quite some time.
I am not whining by any means. I merely stated the facts in the hope that one such as yourself would improve his standing. Since you don't appreciate a helping hand and wish to languish in your current state, I will disassociate myself from this exchange.
I will not be wasting my time on a person who responds as you do. You are a very course and angry person. One can only wonder what has happened to such a person to bring about your end responses. I wish you well but somehow doubt anything good will befall one as angry and as labeling as yourself. Good day.

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#9 Jan 24, 2014
Dr K wrote:
<quoted text>I am not whining by any means. I merely stated the facts in the hope that one such as yourself would improve his standing. Since you don't appreciate a helping hand and wish to languish in your current state, I will disassociate myself from this exchange.
I will not be wasting my time on a person who responds as you do. You are a very course and angry person. One can only wonder what has happened to such a person to bring about your end responses. I wish you well but somehow doubt anything good will befall one as angry and as labeling as yourself. Good day.
Stop projecting and do yourself a favor by embracing the inevitable in regards to it being over for the Patriots.

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#10 Jan 24, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Even the ex-player analysts on ESPN were saying that Welker would have learned that with the Patriots....not the Broncos.....I never recovered, from the Dolphins dealing Wes Welker to the Pats.....
Now lil ole Wes is a danger to those big NFL defensive guys.

LOL

The only thing dangerous about Wes is that huge helmet he wears now. He looks like the guy in Spaceball movie.
Janitor

La Palma, CA

#11 Jan 24, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Now lil ole Wes is a danger to those big NFL defensive guys.
LOL
The only thing dangerous about Wes is that huge helmet he wears now. He looks like the guy in Spaceball movie.
Everytime you open your mouth you just show us you are getting dumber and dumber. Try this, since you say lil ole Welker is no danger and he weighs in at about 195 in full gear, take just a twenty pound weight, 175 pounds less than Welker, and throw it down at your knee (please don't really do this, know you are lacking). Do you really believe your bones, tendons and cartilage will not suffer injury. If so, and that's what you are saying, you are not smarter than a sixth grader. have you ever thought of thinking or checking with another human being before you speak? It would benefit us all.
Janitor

La Palma, CA

#12 Jan 24, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Stop projecting and do yourself a favor by embracing the inevitable in regards to it being over for the Patriots.
Frankly it looks more likely that it's over for you since you miss points and make so many idiotic statements, but we are always hopeful and if we can hope you will overcome it, can we really give up on professionals whose goal it is to improve each year. I think not. Good luck to you, we all know you need it.
Janitor

La Palma, CA

#13 Jan 24, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Even the ex-player analysts on ESPN were saying that Welker would have learned that with the Patriots....not the Broncos.....I never recovered, from the Dolphins dealing Wes Welker to the Pats.....
You miss the point. It's not where he learned it, it's where he acted upon it. We all learn about hundreds of bad things in the news and T.V. every month, but it only matters if we were to act on it in real life. Welker never acted in it while with the Pats, he may have been afraid to since he would have been gone. It's not the Pats way and maybe part of the reason why Wes left. What we know for certain is that Wes applied this action regardless of where he learned it. Maybe he learned it in Miami, they had him before the Pats, or at A&M.
When with the Dolphins Wes was only a work in progress and not the slot receiver he is today. Dont beat yourself up iver it. Brady schooled him and now Manning gets to reap the benefits without the pressure to behave which is Belichick.

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#14 Jan 25, 2014
Phoenix Ascended wrote:
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Now lil ole Wes is a danger to those big NFL defensive guys.
LOL
The only thing dangerous about Wes is that huge helmet he wears now. He looks like the guy in Spaceball movie.
LOL...Like Johnny Manzeil, a short torso.... He can really mess up a defense....possibly the best slot reciever ever......
Copernicus

La Palma, CA

#15 Jan 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> LOL...Like Johnny Manzeil, a short torso.... He can really mess up a defense....possibly the best slot reciever ever......
He is at least in the discussion. What most fans forget to do is look beyond the stats. Had Welker played for a team without a great QB he wouldn't even be known. Got to wonder how many receivers would look like Jerry Rice if they had Montana then Young as their battery mates. Even Peyton's big numbers are largely based on playing in a dome, then at altitude, with great protection and with ProBowl receivers. A lot like Hank Aaron's homer total before considering that he was playing in Atlanta's tiny field vs Willie Mays trying to hit them out in a park that blew many homers that left the park back in. The year Willie hit 52 homers it was determined that 81 actually crossed over the fencing area but that wind coming off the bay pushed them back. Fans need to consider all the factors that go into things and not take what the media says and the raw stats for granted. That's why 7 of 8 GMs chose Brady over Manning. Manning has done extremely well but had advantages that make his stats inflated meanwhile Brady has done extremely well but with disadvantages that under inflate his. If you understood all the parameters you would be less skewed Mannings way.

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#16 Jan 26, 2014
Wes Welker was pretty well known while still a Dolphin....bet you can't immediately tell me who his Qb was there?...lol...Peyton Manning's legacy is very secure...It's really a kid's game, played by huge adults....Don't overthink it.....
Copernicus

La Palma, CA

#17 Jan 26, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Wes Welker was pretty well known while still a Dolphin....bet you can't immediately tell me who his Qb was there?...lol...Peyton Manning's legacy is very secure...It's really a kid's game, played by huge adults....Don't overthink it.....
Sounds like a trick question. Before Tannehill Miami was a QB by committee team for what, almost ten years. Best guess would include Feeley, Fiedler and maybe Harrington. Think Culpepper and maybe 5-6 others were in there too. Dont ask me who they were, no clue. Until teams settle on a QB it's hard to develop a game plan for a single game, let alone a season. As a Miami fan you should be pleased they finally got a long term QB in Tannehill.
Welker was just starting to become well known by league fans. He was pretty much all Miami had so he got more looks than most, and was inflated in Miami's fans eyes. A good player who became much better with McDaniel's and Brady's tutelage.

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#18 Jan 27, 2014
Copernicus wrote:
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Sounds like a trick question. Before Tannehill Miami was a QB by committee team for what, almost ten years. Best guess would include Feeley, Fiedler and maybe Harrington. Think Culpepper and maybe 5-6 others were in there too. Dont ask me who they were, no clue. Until teams settle on a QB it's hard to develop a game plan for a single game, let alone a season. As a Miami fan you should be pleased they finally got a long term QB in Tannehill.
Welker was just starting to become well known by league fans. He was pretty much all Miami had so he got more looks than most, and was inflated in Miami's fans eyes. A good player who became much better with McDaniel's and Brady's tutelage.
I would guess it was likely, mostly Jay Feidler.....i am only a kinda Dolphin fan, cause i have lived here, so long...i grew up Bears/Raiders, only because there were two separate Leagues back in the day.....Anyway, as you said...Welker was alot of, all Miami had....then why on earth, would they have traded him....and to an inner division team....assuring that he would get a chance to kick their ass, bi-annually....lol....Ranks up there with, taking Culpepper instead of Drew Brees.....Hard to side with a team that does dumb sh*t like that....
Copernicus

La Palma, CA

#19 Jan 27, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> I would guess it was likely, mostly Jay Feidler.....i am only a kinda Dolphin fan, cause i have lived here, so long...i grew up Bears/Raiders, only because there were two separate Leagues back in the day.....Anyway, as you said...Welker was alot of, all Miami had....then why on earth, would they have traded him....and to an inner division team....assuring that he would get a chance to kick their ass, bi-annually....lol....Ranks up there with, taking Culpepper instead of Drew Brees.....Hard to side with a team that does dumb sh*t like that....
If you want dumb, there are lots to chose from.. look at San Diego. They not only got rid of Brees but fired a head coach who was 14-2 because they didn't win it all. Then they stuck with a great QB Coach who was out of his league as their Head Coach as shown by many years of 8-8 records. Brilliant owner, NOT.
Even the Patriots, had Pete Carroll who builds a solid defense then gets dumped for Belichick who wins with Carroll's drafted players, but can't figure out himself how to draft a winner. Now Carroll is proving he can do it again.
Then there are the Portland Trailblazers. Passed on Olajuwon, Jordan, Durant. They also voted on their city name years ago, the two finalists Portland from Portland Maine, and Boston from Boston Massachussetts. Not much of a port city. Could be worse, they could have chosen Babylon.
And don't get me started on the Clippers. Until recently, horrible decision making club, owner. And of course the worst decisions of all come from our politicians topped only by the population that thinks everyone is corrupt except their own politician. That's taking stupid to the Nth degree. Even children know to throw them all out and start over. Too bad they lose their smarts or are dumbed down by the education system by the time they get to vote. Term limits and second amendment rights are our only hope. And the two things we are constantly in danger of not getting/losing. Feel like im on a tear, so I'll end with, I like people of all colors, ages, sexes., I'd even like them if they were green, purple and orange, just not fond of stupid.

Since: Oct 12

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#20 Jan 28, 2014
Yeah, i have been lucky having the Heat down here....haven't been to one of their games, since the Bulls came to town, with Micheal and Scotty....lol...Your right about San Diego...i think it manifests itself, in my never respecting them....and sadly, i think they missed on Manti Teo....Sorry, i don't do politics on sports threads...

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