Re: Biggest Personnel Mistake Besides Amendola
posted at 10/15/2013 8:42 AM EDT
In response to rtuinila's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
You guys are being hindsight bias, easy to attack BB now with Vareen out, but Vareen is a much better prospect. Vareen can run, catch in the flat, and is a match up nightmare for LBs as is Woodhead. But Vareen is faster, quicker, can line up and run up the middle consistently, can play slot and X WR....a most importantly, Vareen is good at picking up the blitz. Woodhead is just awful there.
Why would Woodhead want to stay a back up when he can start? It was a good decision by BB.
Also, who cares what Welker is doing? He isnt thinking about New England, why are you guys still thinking about him?
Well the topic of the thread is about possible mistakes in personnel decisions and letting a highly productive and reliable receiver walk could be considered a mistake, no?
Depending on ones interpretation of reliable, a case could be made that the Pats didn't let a reliable receiver go!
I think Welker was reliable in every sense of the word. The drops are exaggerated. He had very low drop rate given the frequency with which he was targeted. And he took a lot of hits without getting hurt. Hernandez was actually far less reliable, with worse hands, more injuries, and far less reliable character. He was, however, younger and more versatile, which is why his signing probably signaled the death knell for Welker.