Wes caught a lot of ribbing and a first series benching for serving up Rex Ryan aimed toe-puns during a press conference. Now that the Patriots lost some Monday morning water cooler quarterbacks are blaming Wes for fueling the Jets fire.
Hold on, Monday morning water cooler QBs! Don't blame Wes.
We've analyzed Wes's presser and even though he tossed out a bunch of so-called toe puns they weren't blatant. Nothing to get pumped up about or get your tootsies in an uproar. Put your socks back on as we defend our favorite Welker.
First off, Welker is a good guy, rarely gets in trouble, supports a foundation and plays football the way it should be played.
Did you notice I mentioned his game, football, and it has the word "foot" in it?
It's almost impossible to hold a press conference about football without mentioning the foot. Good footwork, on your toes, fast on your feet, in a footrace... are terms going with the game of football.
The times Wes used foot references in his lengthy interview were possibly less than some coaches do a straight interview. However, the Welker interview was nine minutes and some of the puns were funny but almost innocent in their insertions.
Never once did Wes say "arch hugger" or "instep schlepper" or "toe-sucking-son-of-a-gun" or any other toe-fetish freak terms.
To further prove Welker's innocence we've gathered a panel of toe experts to critique Welker's interview. Grab your knee highs, boys and girls, it's going to be a bumpy ride.