In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
Eng, consider it probable that Bill let Wes walk for calculated reasons that we have all discussed adnauseum here since back in March. That in mind, Is it possible that Bill saw Wes as a inhibitor to Julian's development to his max potential? Is it possible that Bill saw that JE would excel without Wes on the team, but saw proof that Tom was very comfy with Wes and it stunted the receiving corps' development as it was neglecting the talent pool available, i.e. JE's very average production during Wes's years on the team vs. Julian's outstanding performace this first year after Wes? Is it possible that Bill thinks that JE with DA is a better combo than ANYBODY with Wes on the PATS as it is likely that the Wes plus whoever tandem would result in the Wes Welker show, until it mattered most? Is it possible that Bill saw the incredible stats that Wes put up as insignificant if the player couldn't make THE plays that mattered most, regardless of what other players did in the same circumstances? Obviously the answer is yes to all of the above as Bill, the football genius, orchestrated all of this. See, if you are the guy, you must be the guy when it matters most because you've taken the plays and reps all season long from the rest and even stunt their development. Now we gotta hope that Tom stops being so obsessed with his favorite receiver all the time. It makes our Offense weak and oh so predictable. Regardless, from a purely physical capability stand pont, DA and JE are the better duo for the future starting right now.
This is in response to Rally not TFB since I still have him on ignore per his request. Rally if what you said is true then why did they wait so long to resign Edelman? And why did they let him visit the Giants? The obvious answer is because they didn't expect him to have this type of season. If they knew he was going to turn in this type of season they would have made sure to sign him early and make sure no other teams could have a shot. Not wait it out and try to sign him for a 1mil or less lower. Not only that but why 1 year deal? If BB really saw his potential wouldn't he want to lock him up cheap for multiple years this year and not have to try to pay him large money in the offseason to try to retain him? Every piece of data says they expected Edelman to continue in the same role he was behind Welker except that he'd be behind Amendola this time. As it turns out Amendola was a bad signing and Edelman took advantage of the oppertunity. It wasn't some secret plan that BB crafted and let it potentially get away to another team just to save a few pennies. It makes no sense. It's the same type of logic as people saying BB knew what Brady was when he took him at #199. No chance, if BB knew what Brady was going to be there is no chance he'd let him go that long. If you want proof of that statement look at T. Wilson. Everyone in the world questioned why he took him there since T. Wilson was a day 3 pick at best. He could have waited but felt someone would have taken him so he grabbed him early.