Re: Edelman > Welker!?
posted at 9/30/2013 8:26 PM EDT
Great post prolate0spheroid, you nailed it in every aspect. But posts, threads like this are just plain silly and need to be talked about. It's plain homerism at it's best... or should I say worst.
Edelmans numbers really don't surprise me, it's funny seeing so many here making such a big deal, especially comparing to Welker. Edelman knows the offense better then the other receivers and teams still seem to not worry about him very much. Heck, I believe I read where Revis was on Thompkins all day a couple weeks ago and that he never lined up on Edelman. I gotta ask... Why isn't Edelman getting more? A lot more???
I will tell you why....
Because he isn't even close to Welker. I still see Edelman having a hard time getting separation, making adjustments to the ball as it is in the air, Brady even last night was still having to tell Edelman where to line up, that's terrible.
Now people are saying Edelman will get more receptions then Welker. Well duh! Look who Welker is sharing receptions with... Look who Edelman is sharing receptions with. Of course Edelman will have more receptions, he should, a lot more. However, he doesn't Welker has 26 receptions for 266 yards and already 6 td's. WoW!
Edelman is what.. 34/319 and 2 td's, ave. 9.4 yards per reception.. Look back at 2011, first 4 games Welker was 40/616 and 5 td's, ave 15.4 yards per reception. Let me know when Edelman can provide numbers like that and then I will get excited. In the meantime, some people need a reality check.
Yes, We all seem to like Edelman, I'm a fan and love the heart he plays with and willingness to do whatever it takes to get on the field and help the team win.... Thank goodness he is a Patriot, would be hurtin for certain without him. But to compare him to Welker is ridiculous. Get real, people.