Monday, June 30, 2014

Welker reflects on Patriots-Jets battles with Revis


Wes Welker spent plenty of time dueling with cornerback Darrelle Revis when the former New England Patriots wideout regularly took on Revis' old team, the then-rival New York Jets, for a half-dozen years.

Since then, the two have re-positioned themselves--Revis now with the Patriots, and Welker with the Denver Broncos. Neither of the two standout players' old teams are very fond of their new ones.

Regardless, Welker recently took a moment with a Boston radio station to reminisce about his time taking on Revis when the two were in the same division.

“We used to have a lot of battles, when he was with the Jets and I was here," Welker told The Sports Hub this week, via "He would come in the slot and kind of follow me around there for a few years. He’s one of the best I’ve been against, definitely a great player. You can tell he really studies his opponent and really gets to know them.

"He’s a very, very strong guy. You try and mix it up with him, he’s just one of those super-natural really strong guys. You’re like ‘Dang, I really can’t do anything against this guy right now.’"

Welker's Broncos are slated to take on the Patriots at the beginning of November for a late-afternoon Week 9 AFC battle. Assuming both are healthy, it will be a blast from the past--at least for a handful of plays--between the two veterans.

"He’s a great player and we’ll definitely have our work cut out for us," Welker said. "Hopefully he follows Demaryius [Thomas] around whenever we play them.”

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