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Opinion | Mike Klis

Bill Belichick wrong to call out Wes Welker

DENVER — One day when Mike Shanahan had a large, ornate coaches’ office at Dove Valley, he ran the coaches’ film of back-to-back cheap shots that first Rodney Harrison then Vince Wilfork delivered on Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in a 2008 Monday night game at New England.

Cutler was trying to chase down a Patriot return of a fumble recovery and was well away from the play when first Harrison went out of his way to blast the quarterback. As Cutler woozily started to get up, Wilfork took off on a 90-degree angle from the path of the ball, raised his right forearm, and blasted the quarterback across the helmet.

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