Re: Welker comments
posted at 5/25/2013 4:44 PM EDT
In response to 42AND46's comment:
In response to bostatewarrior's comment:
Maybe Welker is afraid that Amendola will have Welker-like numbers while his numbers fall off. Then the people who said Brady is the reason Welker was so much better in NE than Miami will appear to be right. He's just making his excuses ahead of time.
lame...the amount of ingratitude for welker's 6 years here combined with the willful memory loss and downright nasty comments sure show some (most?) pats fans in their true light
also, while it is a possiblilty, I wouldn't bet the house on Danny IR putting up Welker's numbers
Well, it's a sore spot man. Wes was an amazing contributor here in the regular season, and had some decent post-season success ... but he never made a big play in the playoffs like Branch or Brown did, and will be remembered in part for his two big drops (one obivously worse than the other).
That said, I don't think Amendola will get those digits, but NE didn't get him to shoulder a 110-120 catch load. I think they want to spread the field more both horizontally and vertically. DA will probably split wide more often than Wes had, and NE will (try to) back that with Boyce or Dobson extending the field up top.
Wes' catches will be distributed evenly amongst a group of players ... Danny, Hern, Boyce/Edelman/Slot here, and possibly Vereen.
I don't think anyone of the coaches has been happy having the offense cluster everyone between the hashes from 15 yards in for the last three seasons. It makes the passing game harder, and doesn't do any favors for the running game either.
But realistically, no WR on the outside ever provided a really enticing option or the talent to really merit spreading it out more.
I really wish the dude the best ... but I'd be lying if I said the drops didn't still sting bad.