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.
It’s debatable whether the 2013 New England Patriots season was a success or a failure, but it certainly wasn’t boring.
The collision that knocked Aqib Talib out of the AFC championship game reverberated Monday when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Wes Welker tried to “take out” the star cornerback.
Seventy-nine days before Peyton Manning punched the Broncos’ ticket to the Super Bowl head coach John Fox lay on a golf course near his offseason home in North Carolina and feared he was dying.
Only one of them can be the greatest.
Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to fire up the grill.
Of the six coaches who were fired at the end of this season, each of them had quarterbacks with a quarterback rating placing them in the bottom half of the league.
The 2013 season might be the best performance of Bill Belichick’s coaching career.
A Heisman Trophy, a riveting playoff game, an international following. Tim Tebow won all that in his football career. On Saturday, he lost his third NFL job in 18 months. It might be hard to find another.
Coaches have admitted the league has shifted toward the pass-first offense. It’s even inherently written into the rules.