"One of the worst plays I've seen," Belichick said. "It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open."
We argued Sunday that Welker should have been called for pass interference on the play, as it appeared he slammed into Talib well after Peyton Manning threw the ball to Denver wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.
The loss of Talib was a bitter blow to New England's already injury-riddled defense and a play Belichick believes the NFL should take a close look at, saying: "I'll let the league handle the discipline."
It especially was crushing for the Patriots to see Welker subsequently slice through their defense for four of Manning's 32 completions on a day when Welker's old pal, Tom Brady, couldn't get anything going through the air.