Although the Pats easily won that game 42-14, Texans defensive coordinator Wade PhillipsÂ wasn’t very impressed with No. 83.
“Ah, Welkerâs not [A.J.] Green,” Phillips told ESPN.com. “Heâs a good player, but heâs not that big or a real athletic guy.
“[Welker is] a quick guy that gets open on option routes,” he added. “[Texans nickleback Brandon] Harris actually played him pretty good. He got a holding penalty that hurt us early in the game. But Harris played pretty well. If we donât get him on a speed guy, weâre in good shape.”
Consider thisÂ bulletinÂ board material.
Phillips, of course, backed off his statement and tweeted out some love for the Pats’ receiver, as seen below.