In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to wozzy's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
reliable hands aside, welker has played in every game this year while Danny has been hobbled and concussed. Welker has proven more reliable As he is on the field.
this aside, bb's plan was clear, but it has Ben derailed due to injury and missing ah. We wouldn't be having this discussion if everyone was healthy and ah was here. The main point is investing and building the roster around players more injury prone and more productive when healthy vs players with no injury history and potentially less productive in the system bb was trying to create With clearly more versatility. It was a risk bb was willing to take and so far its backfired BUT, the pats keep winning. I thought it would be exposed when we played the saints, but the young wrs stepped up and are filling the void.
Always keeping in mind that the Patriots offered Welker more money than he's making now the season before last, before they invested the resources to sign Amendola. There's only so much money you can allocate to the slot receiver position.
And Hernandez. Welker was gone by August 2012 and he knew it for the most part, or should have.
Obviously, that did not work out very well, but the logic was clearly sound. Some fans act like Welker is destined to win the SB this year, which I find kinda funny.
Welkie had 2 chances in 5 years to get that ring and he wasn't as effective as he was in the regular season in those games.
It's such a relief that Woodhead and Welker aren't here anymore because Brady leaned on them way too much in close games. If they were here on Sunday, we lose that game.
I think the logic was sound On welker and ah. if the decision came down to one of them, I think you got to invest in the younger, more versatile talent. I get what Wozz was saying about offering welker more money, but honestly, the decision should have been welker or ah, not both, and take the money left over to sign a quality deep threat. The issue the way I see it is not necessarily an over reliance on welker or woody, but the fact that the pats offense was somewhat 2 dimensional. We had no outside the number or deep threats. Every resource we had played in the short/middle part of the field. Good defenses stopped this come playoff time, and the pats run game wasn't as potent as it what now Or we didn't use it as much. Play calling was suspect as wells but that's another story.
The offense we have now, assuming everyone returns healthy is good on all 3 levels of the field. Much harder to defend that our 2 TE, slot WR offense. At least I think so.