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What dropped pass? Welker thinking ahead now

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots drops

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots drops a pass in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants during Super Bowl XLVI. (Feb. 5, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Giants fans remember it. Gisele remembers it. But Wes Welker chooses not to remember the pass from Tom Brady that he did not catch in Super Bowl XLVI.

“You know what? I don’t even think about it,” Welker said when asked about the play Tuesday. “The past is the past, what happened happened, and I’m just looking forward to this one and going out there and playing my best game and doing what I can to help my team win.”

As you remember, it was a bit of a high pass in the fourth quarter that would have converted a third down and kept the Patriots on the field with the lead in the fourth quarter. Instead, Welker leaped awkwardly for it and it sailed over him. The Patriots punted, the Giants scored a touchdown, confetti came down.

Welker will have a chance at redemption. And, interestingly, his first championship. While he was with the Patriots for many years, he arrived in Foxborough after the run of rings. And of course he left this offseason for Denver.

Maybe Peyton Manning will throw a better pass to Welker in a key situation on Sunday. And maybe, if Welker doesn’t come down with it, Mrs. Manning won’t be as publicly disappointed.

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