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Wes Welker Postgame Presser

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker addresses the media during his postgame press conference from Qwest Field on Sunday, December 7, 2008.

(On whether he should be sore and bruised after the last two weeks... ) I think everybody is, at this point in the season everybody is a little banged up. That is one of those things you just have to fight through to make sure you're ready to go on Sundays.

(On how he gets up after the tough hits...)
That's just part of your job. You're going to take some vicious hits out there, and you just have to make sure that you're bouncing back and getting ready for the next play.

(On improving the third down conversions, compared to last week... ) It's huge; it's something that we put a lot of work into: third down and the red area. We're trying to make sure that we can come through in those two areas.

(On whether he was surprised by the comeback...)
Not at all. We have a lot of veteran leadership, and guys are going to fight 60 minutes, and make sure that they're giving it their all each and every play. That is what this league is all about; to make sure that you're bringing it every single play.

(On the big catch by Gaffney...)
I think there were about 6 or 8 minutes left in the game, something like that, and who knows if we'll get another opportunity. So, we have to make sure that we take full advantage of it, and play the series as if it was our last one, and give it everything we've got.

(On his play...)
I'll do whatever they ask me to do. I just go out there and do my job each and every play, and do it to the best of my ability, and I think that's everybody's role out there on the team.

(On Matt Cassel's leadership...)
He did a great job. He took some hits, they blitzed us. They were coming after him, and he did a great job of keeping some poise and trying to make plays every opportunity he got.

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