We text back and forth and rip each other back and forth before we ever play,” Ryan said. “That’s what we do. ‘Who’s going to be on me?’ ‘We’re going to put [Jets nose tackle] Sione Pouha on you.’
“But we have fun with each other. Trust me, we’ve said a lot worse to each other than what was reported. But I think he just went public with those comments, and that’s probably what upset Belichick.
Rex Ryan and Wes Welker Had History of Trading Barbs - NYTimes
Even though your toe was on the line probably a few times, we’re still going to give it to you man,” Welker said. “You did a heck of a job.
Wes Welker on Ray Allen breaking Reggie Miller’s 3-point record on Thursday night takes another shot at Rex Ryan. - video @ HuffPo
I’ll tell you what. Be very careful what you say about our coach. His [Welker’s] days in a uniform will be numbered. Put it like that.
Jets LB Bart Scott thinks Welker crossed the line with his 11 foot references during a news conference. - Newsday
Welker video here
Anything goes. I can take it. I’m not going to discuss it but I can take it.
Putting Revis on Welker would take away a strong short pass threat but putting him on Branch would take away both a short threat and a long threat. It’s like placing two castaways on Revis Island instead of one.