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It’s not about limiting Welker’s catches

Posted by Chris Brown on December 31, 2011 – 4:22 pm

Likely forgotten by Bills fans in the first meeting between the Buffalo and New England, because the Bills finally won, was the fact that Wes Welker was virtually unstoppable with 16 catches for over 200 yards and a touchdown. But as Chan Gailey sees it the second time around, it’s not going to be about limiting Welker’s receptions.

“You’d like to say just cover him tighter, but you do that and it opens up something else,” Gailey told Buffalobills.com. “What you want to do is limit his number of yards. I’m not as worried about the number of catches as I am the yards. If you can tackle him when he catches it in that four-yard range then we’re okay. It’s the yards after the catch that really burn you with Wes Welker.”

Welker leads the league in yards after the catch this season with 665 after 15 games.


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