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New England coach accuses Broncos star of 'worst ever' hit

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New England head coach Bill Belichick has branded Wes Welker's hit on Aqib Talib during the Patriots AFC Championship game loss against the Denver Broncos "one of the worst plays I've seen". 

Welker seemed to run into Talib during the second half of the Broncos 26-16 win, causing the latter to miss the rest of the game.

Belichick, who coached Welker for six years with the Patriots, was unimpressed with what he saw, and insists the collision was designed to take Talib out of the game.

"It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open," the head coach told ESPN.

"I'll let the league handle the discipline on that play, whatever they decide. It's one of the worst plays I've seen. That's all I'll say about that."

Welker was not penalised for his actions on the field, but may be reprimanded by the league instead.

The Denver Broncos man, who played alongside Talib during his time with the Pats, is adamant that there was no malicious intent behind his actions.

"It was one of those plays where it's kind of a rough play and I was trying to get him to go over the top, and I think he was thinking the same thing and wanted to come underneath and we just kind of collided," he said.

"It wasn't a deal where I was trying to hit him or anything like that."

The Broncos will take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Superbowl on February 2 in New York.

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