“It’s going to be a great challenge for me,” Scandrick said. “I think I competed and battled the whole way that game. I look forward to these kinds of games and these kinds of challenges.”
Welker entered the 2011 game with 45 catches for 740 yards and five touchdowns. He caught a touchdown in the Patriots 20-16 win, but was held to six catches for 45 yards. He had only three games that season with fewer yards.
“I think what you want on your football team are competitive guys,” coach Jason Garret said. “You want guys to embrace challenges. Covering Wes Welker is one of the great challenges for a DB or inside nickel back in the NFL. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it. He is an unbelievable target for a quarterback who consistently gets himself open. He is quarterback-friendly. A guy like Scandrick, who comes where he comes from and has a little of that chip on his shoulder that we like, you embrace this kind of opportunity.”
Welker has 26 catches for 266 yards and six touchdowns in Denver’s 4-0 start.
Scandrick is not the type to back down.
“You’ve got to trust yourself,” Scandrick said. “You have to have an aura about yourself, you now? I just feel like I carry an aura about myself. I’m harder on myself than anybody else and you’ve just to take something and whatever motivates you and continue to ride it.”