Re: New MVP...Welker the cheapshot artist
posted at 1/20/2014 2:30 PM EST
In response to ma6dragon9's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
Lost a step... so just do sketchy crossing routes and "PICK" off opposing DB's.
You mean like Edelman? Makes me think this is taught in NE. Go back and look at the play where DRC goes out. Edelman is waiting, targeting DRC while DRC is paying attention to his receiver. Absolutely NOT DIFFERENT.
Welker - Edelman = this tactic comes from the pats.
His teammate HAD THE BALL, and Edelman lit DRC up.
The ball was IN THE AIR (moment of reception/moment of contact were near identical) as Welker was dropping a shoulder towards Talib's knee.
Kind of different.
Yes, that is the difference between a pick play, which is illegal, and blocking.
The NFL should fine Welker and the Broncos for that play, regardless of what Bill Belichick says.
And no, it's not the same as engaging a defender while your teammate has the ball. One involves contact with someone who is defenseless, the other with someone is expecting a screen and contact.