Welker says quarterback Tom Brady was, too. His former quarterback, Tom Brady, took the high road when he addressed Welker's departure in a radio interview last month, but Welker told Yahoo! that the Patriots star was upset with New England's decision to let the receiver sign with another team. “Wherever you can pull any sort of motivation that you need to use to go out there and play the way you need to play, I say use it,” Welker said. Welker was once benched for the first drive of a playoff game against the Jets after repeatedly defying Belichick’s command to refrain from poking fun at the still-fresh foot-fetish topic involving Jets coach Rex Ryan. He said the Broncos haven't told him to avoid talking about certain subjects, unlike in New England, where players' comments may sometimes come under the scrutiny of coach Bill Belichick.