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Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Posted on: November 3, 2011 9:14 am
 
WelkerPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Now that Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor has corralled Wes Welker into his worst game of the season -- which is why I voted Taylor as my defensive player of the week in our weekly awards post -- it seems like EVERYBODY can shut down Welker, who leads the NFL with 57 catches and is second with 824 yards.

Isn’t that right, Antrel Rolle?

“I don’t know,” Rolle said, via the New York Daily News, when asked what makes Welker so difficult to cover. “You’ve got to ask those guys he’s giving trouble to. I don’t plan on having to answer to those questions.”

Before we continue, we should note that the Giants pass defense is ranked 13th in the NFL, so it’s not like New York has played unreal in this phase of the game. In fact, the Giants are a little better than mediocre at stopping the pass at this point. Still, that doesn’t stop Rolle from being, in his own words, a “cocky mother------.” Which is why when he was asked if he could cover Welker, he said, “I can handle anything.”

“You know, he’s human at the end of the day,” Rolle said. “He is a great receiver and you don’t take anything from him, but he is human at the end of the day. And like I said, the game has to be played on Sunday. I’ll answer more questions after the game.”

But what did the Steelers do to Welker that you can use for this Sunday? Can Rolle take lessons from that performance and apply it to himself?

“They didn’t do anything spectacular, they weren’t double-teaming (him), they weren’t doing anything,” Rolle said. “They just lined up and kicked their ass. Bottom line. That’s what they did. They stayed on them the whole game -- not just Wes Welker, everyone. They played great ball.”

In related Welker news, he missed practice Wednesday with a neck injury. And if he doesn’t play at all this Sunday, Rolle won’t have to worry about eating his words. Because covering Welker is awfully easy when he’s not actually playing in the game.

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Comments

Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Don't worry i think Polomalu got fined for that hit against Welker, As of now i think the Pittsburgh are the most heavily fined team so far by Goodell.



Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Yes, they have a solid secondary & the d-line will pressure Brady enough to mess his throws up



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Just rib his head off like Troy did and Wes Welker will collapse.   Why wasn't Troy Polamalo (what the Hell?) fined?



Since: May 1, 2009
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Brady will face alot of preasure and have to get rid of the ball alot faster which will throw off his timing getting the ball to welker, which means he won't get on track this week.


loki7788
Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 5:06 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:54 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Welker has been played aggresively before and Belichick has two tight ends that gain 100 yrds each. So its pick your poison. But i highly doubt that Bill and his staff are going "Awe shucks, they finally figured us out." The welker brady connection will be up and running again. That little turd just seems to find a way to be open alot. Thats the way i see it at least..



Since: Sep 21, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

Mr. Bower, too much PI (which stands for Personal Information)



Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: November 3, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Can Welker be shut down again by the Giants?

No one can top Welker, and even though playing hurt he has the heart and desire to excel.  Add to that, someone must cover the two great TE and all the other recievers and running backs in the passing game.  Too bad NE has the worst defense in the league


Ken Bower
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