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Patriots coach Bill Belichick should remember back to this play five years ago

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DENVER — Mike Shanahan once ran film of cheap shots that 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 when first Harrison went out of his way to blast him. Wilfork then raised his right forearm, and blasted the QB across the helmet.

So when Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday the collision between Broncos receiver Wes Welker and Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib Sunday was “a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Talib . . . one of the worst plays I’ve seen,” was Belichick lying, exaggerating, or does he have a poor memory of five years earlier?

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