In response to pcmIV's comment:
In response to TFB12's comment:
I have no idea why Brown says this, clearly he hasn't looked into the numbers.
After week 13 last season Welker had 80 receptions and 960 receiving yards.
Currently Welker has 68 receptions and 717 yards and 9td's this season sharing the ball with all those other receivers they have in Denver. Simply amazing!
Edelman has 70 receptions and 711 yards with 4 tds this season as being the main receiver.
You can look at the numbers sitting in your chair, you can look at the numbers standing up, you can look at the numbers standing on your head, you can look at the numbers any way you want to but Welker had better numbers last season at this point and has better numbers this season, again having to share the ball with all those other receivers in Denver. There are only so many receptions to go around there in Denver and Welker is having another great season. Denvers gain, our loss. Ouch! Maybe BB should have kept Welker with Edelman instead of signing Amendola.
You act like having 2 top tier WRs in Denver pulling the coverage away from Wes is a disadvantage for him. That is just dumb. At the end of the day Welker has exactly the same number of targets as Edelman so your point about JE being the only guy to throw to is moot.
In addition it has been pointed out numerous times on this board that Welker was the team's first choice not Amendola. It was the fault of Welker's agents for overvaluing him that he is not here. Ask yourself this question. If NE had offered the exact same deal he took from Denver in the offseason before the start of the FA period do you think he would have taken it? I don't. The team wanted to keep him, thought he was going to walk after almost 2 years of not being able to reach a deal and then signed the only other guy they thought was available that could play the position. Say what you want about Danny A, but if he had such a bad game yesterday how do you classify Welker's inferior yardage numbers on more targets yesterday? Maybe Wes will still be a better player than Danny next season and beyond (no guarantee), but saying things like "BB should have kept Welker" ignores the reality of what actually transpired during the offseason.
"BB should have kept Welker" ignores the reality of what actually transpired during the offseason.
Some people here have a problem with reality.
Very good post.