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Broncos: Aqib Talib vs. Wes Welker

Published: March 12, 2014, 2:48 pm, by Paul Klee

In a perfect world, Aqib Talib and Wes Welker would lace up the gloves. They would get in the ring. They would box until one man was standing. Venom and vitriol would flow.

Right?

Eh. Guess not. 

“I watched the play 1,000 times and I can promise you: he didn’t do it on purpose,” Aqib Talib said Wednesday at Dove Valley. 

Wait, that can’t be. Can it? The Dark Lord of Foxboro insisted Welker’s hit on Talib in the AFC championship game was “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.” According to the Patriots coach, it was “a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib.”  

Not so, Talib said. While he was in favor of his former coach sticking up for one of his players, Talib said there’s no grudge against Welker.

“We ran that play 1,000 times,” Talib said.

Too bad. In a perfect world, at least for entertainment purposes, Talib and Welker would have YouTubed their one-on-one Battle Royale for the world to see, preferably on the eve of Broncos-Patriots next season in Foxboro.

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