Welker shows fancy feet during press conference


Welker shows fancy feet during press conference

By Tom E. Curran

Wes Welker, the heart and sole of the Patriots wide receiver corps, arched some eyebrows on Thursday when he slipped several foot references into his press conference.

Rex Ryan and the missus are foot fetishists (he without strange pecadilloes is welcome to cast the first stone). Welker appeared to be having some fun with that fact.

A collection of his foot-related quips:

"Putting their best foot forward"

"You cant just stick your toe in the water, youve got to jump right in"

"Last year I had my foot up in the air trying to get the swelling to go down"

"You want to go out there and put your best foot forward"

"Hes got great feet, he moves around well and he does some good things out there"

"He is very patient. He has good feet."

"He is another guy with great feet and he can really move around and do some great things out there."

"You want to make sure that you are putting your best foot forward out there and making it happen."

"Were going out there being good little foot soldiers."

"A lot of teams you dont see all year, so you definitely have to be on your toes and make sure that youre ready to go."

Yeah, I see what you did there, Wes.

Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Quick Slants Podcast: Antonio Brown’s betrayal; Matt Light; eyeing up Pittsburgh


Quick Slants Podcast: Antonio Brown’s betrayal; Matt Light; eyeing up Pittsburgh

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the aftermath of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video. Curran interview Matt Light ahead of the AFC Championship. They dissect the press conferences of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and look at how to beat the Steelers.

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13:14 Stopping Le’Veon Bell

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32:30 Injury report updates for AFC Championship

36:51 Brady and Belichick’s press conferences

44:50 Matt Light interview

Belichick asked if playing at home helps: 'Go ask Dallas and Kansas City'

Belichick asked if playing at home helps: 'Go ask Dallas and Kansas City'

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick knows that how you play, not where, is what matters most. 

That's why when he was asked on Wednesday about the advantage the Patriots will have by playing at Gillette Stadium in the AFC title game, he wasn't willing to go all-in on how a comfortable environment will positively impact his team.

"I don’t know," he said. "Go ask Dallas and Kansas City."

The Patriots apparently thought enough of home-field advantage that they played their starters throughout their regular-season finale win in Miami, exposing their best players to potential injury in order to maintain their positive momentum while simultaneously ensuring a better road to the Super Bowl. 

The Patriots fans in attendance on Sunday will help when the Patriots take on the Steelers, Belichick acknowledged. But there's much more to it than that. 

"Yeah, of course," he said, "but the game is won by the players on the field. That’s who wins football games – the players. And they’ll decide it Sunday night."

And if you needed any further proof, just ask the Cowboys and Chiefs how helpful their home crowds were in the Divisional Round.