Re: Edelman > Welker!?
posted at 9/30/2013 7:09 AM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to CaptnCrunch's comment:
In response to nyjetssucc's comment:
I loved Welker...but sometimes he looked like a guy trying to catch a handful of snakes one handed...man he could be frustrating with those drops...
Funny. First of all, Wes Welker didn't drop those balls. I've seen years of evidence written right here from Wes Welker fans screaming in his defense. Strange that even though he's gone now there are so many still defending him for his failures. Now that is loyalty. I just wish they were as loyal to the Patriots too.
So it's cool to bash a former play that provided this team with production and durability just because he is gone? That's pretty dumb. All his drops? Lol! all 15 last season with 118 receptions? Just 2 more then Megatron and some other great receivers. Just another poster here who is clueless. You might want to look at drop rate numbers, Welker wasn't anywhere near the top of that list.
I remember the Moss bashing when he left too.
Silly fans. Can't you just admit they were great for the team and now play for someone else and hope they don't do well enough to harm our team? People have to really make silly claims because a good player left. No wonder our fan base is looked at as a joke.
The attacks on Welker are silly and I daresay childish, TFB12. The guy is an excellent slot receiver--he was when he was here and he looks very good with Manning in Denver too. While Edelman is playing well (and benefitting from the fact that he's the only receiver who knows the offense fully), Welker is still a much more polished route runner who gets exceptional separation and makes big plays over and over. (The drops are very infrequent, too--he's not the "choker" some now want to paint him as.) Amendola has talent, but he's never on the field, so what good is it?
Sadly, on this board, a lot of the criticism of Welker is wrapped up in the endless Babe-Rusty feud about GM and QB. Silly agendas are warping people's ability to evaluate the player objectively. Welker's performance seems to be evaluated totally in light of how it might reflect on Brady's skills or BB's skills as GM. It has very little to do with Welker himself.
Then there are the fans who seem to feel jilted somehow because the player left . . . or have a knee jerk need to blame him entirely for two playoff losses that were really team losses.
Better just to ignore all this noise. It won't help you understand football better. In fact, it will just lead you down a wrong path.
Welker is a very good player. Like any player he's not perfect and he has his limits. But let's not be silly: he has been and still is one of the best slot receivers in the game.