Welker: Pats never saw Jets’ playbook

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.’”




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D
D

This is still a story?

marcus81
marcus81

and it is appreciated Welker didn't make any foot jokes while he explained the playbook rumor

Monty
Monty

Go away Pettine.. you would think he would be sick of riding Rexs coattails by now.....pathetic. The one year he was calling the plays he was a disaster.

a57se
a57se

Haha...now Greg Gabriel has Bills fans pissed at him!

a57se
a57se

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported on SportsCenter Friday that the Browns have approached Johnny Manziel about "toning it down," with regard to his actions on social media.

Owner Jimmy Haslam was "bothered" by Manziel's recent posting of a "Money Phone" (stack of bills held to the ear) on Instagram. The Browns seem more concerned with Manziel's social media behavior than his well-publicized weekend partying. Approached by the Cleveland Plain Dealer Friday morning, Manziel told the paper "I don't think I'm doing anything wrong," and "I'm not going to change for anybody." Earlier this month, Ben Tate described media coverage of Manziel as "annoying," hinting it may be a distraction in the locker room. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi stated Friday that he's never seen Manziel-like behavior from a Browns player. Grossi has been covering the Browns for 30 years. 

Is Johnny FootBAWL wearing out his welcome in Cleveland?

williamg1
williamg1

Pettine leaked it to Manish. 


I wish we played the Browns this year. Rex would probably punch Pettine in the face at midfield. 

bob
bob

From what I'm hearing the Bosten Globe is about to post the 2014 Cleveland Browns play book.

j3tsfan29
j3tsfan29

I've never hated a ex jets coach as much as I do Pettine. What a POS!

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

It's no coincidence that the leaks coming from the Jets FO stopped when Mike left. He really seems to like to talk to reporters.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@a57se


The Ben Rothoesburgers get hit, The Warren Moons, All big QBs are not immune.  Hope for the brat, NFL pounding is what he thinks it is, or should I say what he doesnot think it is.   Casts limit mobility.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se Some Jets fans have been saying Calvin Pryor should do the same.

bob
bob

@DarrolRayFanClub 

So let me see if I got this right. So Brady made fun of Rexes Doe Doe bird.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@williamg1 

At much as I dislike Pettine, I don't think he said anything that bad in the article.  Don't get me wrong, he is a slimy character, but the "Playbookgate" is all media fabrication.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

Which is worse?

Being a d!ck on twitter or being a trash talker?

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent It wasn't that ... he was waving handfuls of cash around and stuff like that.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @jetlife @a57se 

Little different response then johnny FootBAWL's "I am not doing anything wrong" line!