Tom Brady Was Cursing at Teammates’ Taunts on Sidelines, Not Referees or Bills Fans, Says Wes Welker

Tom Brady Was Cursing at Teammates' Taunts on Sidelines, Not Referees or Bills Fans, Says Wes WelkerYes, Tom Brady was fired up.

But it wasn’t at Bills fans, or even the referees (who had the audacity to challenge Brady’s lumbering rushing touchdown).

Wes Welker appeared on WEEI’s Mut and Merloni show on Tuesday and said that Brady’s memorable cursing tirade on the sidelines in Sunday’s game was instead directed at a couple of Patriots receivers who had told him his score wouldn’t count.

“I think it was kind of directed at, towards me and Deion [Branch] a little bit,” Welker said in WEEI on Tuesday. “We were giving him a hard time that his knee was down, and we didn’t know what he was doing on the bench over there. He better get his butt up and get back out on the field because his knee was down, and so he’s like, ‘What are you talking about? I was in.’

“So I think they caught him at a perfect moment where we were just kind of just jawing back and forth and things like that.”

Brady was on WEEI on Monday but wouldn’t say who he was directing his epithets toward, although he made a point to say it wasn’t the referees or the fans.

“It was an emotional thing,” he said. “I was just fired up.”

Sounds like it.