Re: If Welker leaves, how do you replace him or change the offense?
posted at 2/19/2013 1:47 AM EST
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
You and Noise are Welker lovers, not Pat fans, wouldn't be too surprised to find out you guys became fans in 2007. You're acting like Brady was a joke without Wes Welker, but he was fine. The offense doesn't need to be overhauled if the Pats lose Welker, the Patriots have 3--count them--guys who can play in the slot in Hernandez, Edelman AND Woodhead. Also, add to the fact that Danny Amendola and Jeremy Ebert are there for the taking if the Pats choose to promote and go after them.
The Pats offense will be fine if they get another outside WR. There are tons, and I mean TONS of 6'1 and over 200+ pound WRs in the draft for the Patriots to go after. It's time Brady developed a young WR since Deion Branch. The Pats were fine post-Randy Moss (They won every game after he was traded) and they'll be fine post Welker.
We have a Gronk.
C'mon Man, really? I was a fan well before 2007 and TFB can't do it all himself especially with the horrible game planning when the Pats go into the playoffs and SB. Their game planning in the regular season is to cut the offense loose, and when they go into the playoffs and SB they put the leash on the offense. So game planning and being out coached in the playoffs and SB is the number one flaw.
Number two flaw is the personnel available at the time. Gronk being hurt totally hurt the offense in 2011 SB and again in the 2012 playoffs. Not Welkers drops. With Gronk hurt it takes a big weapon away from the offense, now you want to take another weapon away? Listen, Edelman isn't durable enough. Edelman isn't half the receiver Welker is. Woodhead is good but not a slot receiver. And Hernandez isn't a slot receiver. You want him as a receiver you move him out wide. THe reason Welker is so good in the slot is he is shifty, he is small and quick and can make moves that a bigger guy like Hernandez can't. Plus Hernandez has stone hands, LOL at him catching the short bullet passes that the slot receiver gets a ton of. Amendola is I-N-J-U-R-Y P-R-O-N-E like Edelman and Hernandez. I guess if you want to have Edelman, Amendola, Hernandez all play the slot I'm sure the Pats could get a full season out of all of them combined. But why do that when you can have Welker?
Brady is at the tail end of his career, you don't have a QB at the tail end of his career trying to get one more SB develop young new talent. There is no time for that. The only thing this offense is lacking is a deep threat!! You go and get a deep threat!!!