Felger & Mazz: The Dropped Pass – Who’s To Blame?
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Felger and Massarotti were joined in studio by Jermaine Wiggins to talk about Super Bowl XLVI and the Wes Welker dropped pass.
Who’s to blame for the dropped pass? Tom Brady or Wes Welker?
“First off I have to give Wes Welker the utmost respect because he came out after the game and he pretty much put it on himself,” said Wiggins. “That’s something any good football player should do.”
“You have to make that catch,” he said. “That ball hits you in the hands; Wes Welker is a wide receiver that has caught, what, 500 something balls since he’s been here (554). He’s caught a lot of footballs. The ball was in a position where you have to look at and break the whole play down.”
“It could have been, maybe, a little better throw,” he said of Brady, “But the bottom line is you’re taught as a wide receiver that when that ball hits you in the hands, it’s your job to catch the football.”
“Anybody that said ‘well Brady should have done this,’ bottom line is you have to make that catch. You make that catch and it’s a completely different outcome of the football game. That’s what ti comes down to; critical plays in critical situations of a football game, who makes them and who doesn’t make them.
Was the pass to Welker a regularly run play by the Pats offense?