January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick pushes photographer Damian Strohmeyer following the 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Belichick Says Hit On Aqib Talib Was "One Of The Worst Plays I've Seen"

Jan 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker (87) is tackled by New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib (31) during the first quarter during the 2013 AFC championship playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Bill Belichick addressed the media for the last time today, with the most interesting comments directed at former Patriot, Wes Welker.

Shortly into the press conference, Belichick talked about the play where Welker injured Aqib Talib. Belichick did not like the play, calling it “one of the worst plays I’ve see.” He also said that “It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open.”

I agree with the coach, in that it was a bit of a cheap shot on Talib. Welker knew that Talib was dealing with a hip injury, and as Belichick said, he went right at the Pats cornerback, with no attempt to get open. But with that being said, we have to realize that every single team in the NFL runs these types of plays, including the Patriots. Belichick acknowledges this, as he says later that “most teams all teams in the league do it.”

Once again, it was a horrible end to a great season for the Pats, one that will not be forgotten for quite some time. This team fought through so much all year long, and even though I still consider this season a disappointment, I don’t think anybody will denounce this season as anything but great.

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