Re: BYE-BYE WES!
posted at 4/5/2012 1:57 AM EDT
In Response to Re: BYE-BYE WES!
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: BYE-BYE WES! : Oh, and one last thing, "CAPTN". I love the Patriots and have since 1962. I don't love any players, just the team and ORG. Even when they sucked, I was the same way. Even when I palyed, for a good long while mind you, I still was a fan of theirs. Man crushes are for, well, those who man crush. I love Boston, and any team that wears the name. So, you can love love a whiney little wide-out when he's outperforming his contract all you want. He's a millionaire many times over and needs to shut up, just like he has been til now and he will regain his due. Now then, go watch ESPN, I hear the fantasy draft is spooling up! REALLLLLYYYY!!!!
Posted by RallyC[/QUOTE]
played football ?
Clap ...clap ...clap .
Guess what ?
Many of the posters here did as well
( Including pizza lovin' me )
As far as that lil nugget goes ...It kinda means squattss .
Just because a person owns a football PLAYING
resume doesn't mean they know more about the game than a fan who's never played. .
It's likely he does ..but not granted .
You think you know more about football than Greg Cosell ?
Or Mike Leach ?
They never suited up ...must be dum dums .
This board is about sharing OPINIONS .
Your dissatisfaction with Welker is duly noted
I choose to disagree .
So does my ten year old son .
We sat together in the cold in Foxboro last Jan. and watched Welker cross the goal line on the games opening series , setting the tone for the nights romp .
My son's never suited up (yet ) but I bet if I ask him if he thinks Welker would be "just another scrub" if he played for a different team -
He'd know the correct answer .
RalleyC ... You're a Pats fan .
If you think Welker's best days are behind him and don't want the Pats to damage their cap in future years - I totally understand
( who knows , you could be right )
But hammerin Welker's ability as of RIGHT NOW and claiming he's just a greedy me-first guy is out of line... and my guess is with a week or two's worth of reflection , you'll most likely realize it .
My 2 cents on Welkers compensation .
Considering the pricetag for top shelve Wrs keeps climbing upwards -
I think he's worth about 8 mil a year ....give or take.
I'd consider giving him a deal thats looks something like this :
3 Years = 22.5 million
7.50 per year avg.
( 12 mil bonus - actually 10 mil bonus + 2 mil salary for year 1 )
Pats give him the extra 3rd year ( they've allegedly only offering a 2 year deal ) and Welker also gets an extra 3 mil up front ( instead of the current 9 mil franchise tag salary )
2nd year salary ( 7.5 ) is guaranteed if he's on the roster on the 1st day of the leagues new year in 2013 ( thats 19.5 total for two years ...about the total it would cost to franchise him again next year )
3rd year of deal is where the Pats get some payback as his salary would be very managable - He gets the remaining 3 mil if he's on the roster on the 1st day of the leagues new year in 2014 .
( Add in some escalator incentives that both parties would happy to see him attain and he earns another 1.5 mil which would then make the total deal 3 years -24 mil ...or 8 mil a year )
Nice way to reward a player that has always done things the Patriot way.and shows no sign that his skills / work ethic will seriously diminish once he gets payed.