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Wes Welker destroys Charles Woodson on a head fake, because that’s what Welker does

Frank Schwab
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DENVER – The best and quickest way to sum up Broncos receiver Wes Welker's career is that even when everyone knows he's getting the ball, he still always gets open.

It's not as easy as Welker makes it look. If it was that easy, every undersized 32-year-old receiver would catch 100 balls with no problem. He does imperceptible things that aren't always clearly seen, but they're fantastic to watch.

Like his head fake on Charles Woodson on Monday night that freed him up for a 12-yard score. The Broncos defensive backs took a peek on the stadium's video board to see the replay. They've seen it countless times since Welker came over from New England in the offseason, they just wanted to see someone on another team get clowned by it.

"I get that head fake every day," cornerback Chris Harris said with a smile.

Welker was running straight ahead, then a quick head bob to the left (if you blinked you missed it), and a future Hall of Famer was left covering a ghost.

"Oh yeah, and Woodson is one of the great ones," cornerback Champ Bailey said. "That tells you how good (Welker) is. He can make anybody miss."

"He's a smart guy, and I think we tried to use that against him a little bit," Welker said about that move on Woodson.

Making defensive backs look bad is routine for Welker.

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(USA Today Sports Images)

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