Buffalo Bills safety Jim Leonhard tweeted that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker seemed to be on a “suicide mission” when he plowed into New England Patriots defensive back Aqib Talib on a pick play in which he essentially knocked him out of the game.
Talib left last year’s AFC title game against the Baltimore Ravens with an injury, and the absence of one of the best defensive backs in the NFL hurt the Patriots dearly on defense. On the series before Talib got hurt, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman rocked Denver’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and laid him out, almost putting him out of the game on a similar play.
Looked like Welker was on a suicide mission on that route. Unreal pick he set, not sure how not a flag.
— Jim Leonhard (@jimleonhard) January 19, 2014