Seattle Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond (28) intercepts a pass intended for Oakland Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford (12) during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Not a lot of cornerbacks in the NFL would be happy going through what New England Patriots' Aqib Talib did when he got knocked out of the AFC Championship game last Sunday, thanks to a hit from Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. Thought it was deemed clean by the NFL, many players still aren't happy with what Welker did.

As Seattle Seahawks defensive back Walter Thurmond says — who will be facing Welker in Super Bowl XLVIII in about two weeks — he thinks that the hit was "uncalled for."

"It was really uncalled for," Thurmond told reporters yesterday. "The receiver ran right into the guy. I don't know the extent of the injury Talib had, but I thought we were supposed to protect football players in this league now. I guess not. I guess that only goes one way."

Obviously, the hit wasn't intentional from Welker. Being a guy who's that small, not known for hitting and is wearing a gigantic helmet because he's dealt with so many concussions, I bet his last thought was trying to knock out Talib, who is much bigger than him.


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