Wes Welker, speaking with ESPN analyst and Patriots Hall of Famer Tedy Bruschi, gave insight into the media-team dynamic that exists in New England.
Reiterating his point made earlier in the offseason that he’s been allowed to be more candid in Denver, Welker said Patriots players have the "ingrained" attitude that they’re talking points will be dictated in a "say this, say that" manner.
The media contingent in New England, according to Welker, is more inclined to mine controversy as well, Welker asserted.
"I think it's just different as far as the media in general," Welker stated. "You have 15 reporters [in New England] trying to get you to slip up, just even a little bit, while in Denver it's a little bit of a different feel."
There is probably a link between the two dynamics. With candor in short supply, anything that seems unscripted is always going to appeal to the media’s desire for honest assessments.
Welker, when asked whether he had a good relationship with Belichick, answered, "I think so."
Welker predicts weirdness when he sees Belichick Sunday night, especially since his former coach is not the smoothest when it comes to scrutinized social interaction,
"I think whatever the most awkward situation that could possibly happen, that’s probably what it's going to be," Welker joked.