Wes Welker said that the talk of the Patriots seeing the Jets playbook was all overblown (Reiss, June 27).
“We used to always make stuff up with each other. Tom got to know Mike as well,” Welker said Friday morning on Boston radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub.
Recently, Mike Pettine, currently the head coach of the Browns, said that the Jets’ playbook may have ended up in the hands of the Patriots during Pettine’s time serving as the Jets’ DC between 2009 and 2012 (Sports Illustrated, June 19).
According to Pettine, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may have gotten the playbook from Nick Saban.
“It didn’t shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway,” Pettine told SI. “He gave one out to Saban and I was like, ‘Don’t you know Saban and Bill are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it’s going to end up in New England.’”