BOSTON (CBS) — Given what Wes Welker’s done for the Patriots over the past five years, there was absolutely no chance that his Super Bowl drop would lead to him becoming a goat in New England.
Still, that probably hasn’t helped Welker feel much better about the play, and his weeklong Twitter silence has been a testament to that.
The 30-year-old receiver broke that silence on Tuesday, taking the time to thank fans and indicate that he’s at least feeling a little better.
“I would like to thank all of my fans for your love and support,” Welker wrote. “I looked outside and the sun came out. #vacationtime”
The drop, of course, came with 4:00 left in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl. It was not a perfect pass from Tom Brady, but Welker had the ball in both his hands before falling to the ground without it. It would have set up a first down at the Giants’ 20-yard line and given the Patriots a chance to run out the clock or at least score to stretch their lead. Instead, the Patriots punted, and Eli Manning and the Giants marched down the field for the game-winning score.
Welker hadn’t tweeted since Jan. 25, a week and a half before the Super Bowl.