Re: Welker and Edelman stats - dead even at this point..
posted at 12/15/2013 8:23 AM EST
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
In response to neinmd's comment:
This is just a weird coincidence but here are the stats for the two guys:
Receptions/Targets: Wes 73/110 and Julian 76/110
Yards: Wes 778 and Julian 775
Average yards/reception: Wes 10.7 and Julian 10.2
TD's: Wes 10 and Julian 5
Yards/game: Wes 59.8 and Julian 59.6
Yards after Catch: Wes 333 and Julian 337
I am not comparing the guys talent-wise. Wes is the better and certainly more experienced WR, IMO. However, other than TDs, the stats are eerily similar at this stage of the season. Found it weird and thought others might also.
Most importantly, look at their stats over the last 5-games! Of course this is actually after 6 games for Wes since he didn't play Thursday!!! What a brilliant move BB!!!
Brilliance would have been signing Edelman to a 2-3 year deal. I feel he has priced himself out of the Pats salary structure after the $$$ given to Amendola and Gronk.
I still believe that Amendola could put up better stats than Wes or Edelman, but not convinced he can stay on the field
You bring up a good point, we signed Amendola to a...what was it? Three year? Two year? 7 million per deal. It doesn't leave a lot for Edelman - if anything - I think we signed the wrong guy and I think Amendola will be gone next year, or at least his pay will be cut.
And on the flip side...do you really want to over pay for Edelman? I mean I like what he has done, he has improved, he's young, but this guy is the definition of injury. Now he has avoided it thus far, but you know it's going to happen with him and then what? Then we are paying a guy who will be on the sidelines - I've seen enough of that this year - I've watched guys we signed who have a history of injury problems, have injury problems. I think it's what's going to keep us from winning a Super Bowl - pay people that can stay on the field.