Re: Welker tagged 9 mil+; I say tag and trade,get fa outside receiver and one in draft along with a slot in draft.
posted at 3/6/2012 7:08 PM EST
In Response to Re: Welker tagged 9 mil+; I say tag and trade,get fa outside receiver and one in draft along with a slot in draft.
[QUOTE]In Response to Welker tagged 9 mil+; I say tag and trade,get fa outside receiver and one in draft along with a slot in draft. : Normal I like your posts but you fell into the "he's just a slot guy" mantra. He's had over 500 catches the last 5 yrs, 4-100 catch years out of 5. No other receiver in the league has had as many catches in any time period during that run. He's more then just a slot guy to this team and to Brady. As such he has much more value to the Pats then any other team. I also doubt you'd get a 1st. If you think he's just a slot guy why would any team give up a 1st for a 31yr old slot guy? I doubt we;d even get a 2nd unless it's a late 2nd honestly. The value we'd get back for Welker could not replace what he provides. The best thing right now is to compliment Welker not trade him POing Brady and bringing in an unknown. It would be 06' all over again, except with a worse D
Posted by PatsEng[/QUOTE]
i dont know about "trap".
i know his value of saving brady's @ss on 2 out of 3 plays.
i clearly indicated being on the fence and can easily go one way or the other.
i would definitely take a player as equally as effective on the outside over having wes and try to bring someone else into the slot. with wes's age, the numbers he demands ($) due to his production, the plethora in the draft and fa of wide receivers, unless he took a lesser deal, like i offered, it might be a good time to get younger (there are 5 or so great candidates who are quick, good route runners have good hands, and are tough. he will have to replaced sooner or later). he has rejected 2 years 16 mil. i hope hes just trying to get a longer contract and not more per yr. pats may have put themselves in a corner not getting a cheaper deal done or working a trade before tagging.
now with that all said, we still have to find a trading partner. frankly i think assuring no one will offer even a 2, i dont think anyone could predict no team would do that. so i would do my diligence and find out.
i simply feel 9.4 mil may be better spent elsewhere, especially as it may lock us into having to pay too much over 3 to 4 years or see him let go.
this may be a difference of opinion, however it's thought out and not completely irrational.
if we retain wes long-term of course i will continue top love him and what he does for us, even if we over pay.
just like the draft, i've got one of 6 billion opinions. dont think i would vilify anyone for a different opinion.
i agree brady's happiness is a factor.
if we brought in one of the wr free agents, a large outside receiver who can get the job done and a superb young slot guy i dont know that brady would complain too long.
thanks for your post.