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Wade Phillips: Wes Welker is not ‘real athletic’

FOXBOROUGH — It’s rare for anything coming from the Patriots to be considered bulletin-board material for their opponent, since they are, under coach Bill Belichick, a guarded, conservative, cliché-spewing bunch.

But they might have been on the receiving end of some extra motivation for Sunday’s divisional-round playoff game, courtesy of Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

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