Re: Welker vs Amendola Metrics
posted at 3/23/2013 5:15 PM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
What ARE you talking about.
1.) I'm not backing Welker. I'm saying Amendola is a better fit. He's been an expensive spare part since they drafted Hernandez. And I've been saying it FOR YEARS! I mean, I've literally been calling for letting Welker go, and getting someone who can run a post or fly route, and getting told it was nonsense, and that "deep threats" were meaningless for YEARS. Years.
2.) I've been a fan a lot longer than that. I have a hat signed by Irving Fryar and Ronnie Lippett and a host of other guys sitting in a storage box back home with all my old football gear. My first game was 1987 vs the Indianapolis Colts in Sullivan Stadium. When was yours?
3.) I basically have called Welker out for being a choke artist close to 100 times. The dropped catch .... you know the one that goes with his other 15-20 drops he has each season?
4.) Just because I recognize that Welker does some things amazingly well, for instance getting open from the slot, doesn't mean that I think he is a good fit for what NE needs, or that I'm a Welker fanboy.
hey Z, who are you arguing with? I'm confused? Nonetheless, I have some problems with your comments, regardless who you are addressing.
You totally lost me and lost all credit with this statement concerning Welker...
"He's been an expensive spare part since they drafted Hernandez. And I've been saying it FOR YEARS!"
That has to be one of the very worst statements I have read on here outside of Rusty's posts. Hernandez? You mean the guy who can't stay on the field either? He has had one solid year and thank goodness Welker was still on the team because somebody had to participate in getting the production for the team, it certainly wasn't going to be Hernandez.
Hahaha! Since you brought up drops, lets talk about those. I guess Calvin Johnson is pretty bad because he dropped 1 few then Welker and they both had almost identically the same number of catchable passes thrown to each of them... Welker 133, Johnson 136.
'Obviously it stands to reason that the more opportunity you have to drop a ball, the more balls you will drop.' And Welker is no where near the top of the list of highest drop rate receivers.
Calvin Johnson isn't bad. But he drops the ball way too much. CJ, mucb like WW, is partly a factor of how often the team throws the ball to him. And yes, Welker, among people who qualify is near the top of the league in drops per attempt. I never said either player was "bad", so don't put words in my mouth. I said it's a big factor. Wes Welker drops a LOT of balls. It's a fact. It doesn't matter that CJ does too ... he also has the dropsies, but NE isn't offering him a bunch of money, so it's irrelevant. If they were, I would say ... do we really need another WR with the dropsies? Ending SB46 on five consecutive dropped passes, a couple by Welker wasn't bad enough to look at?
Second, BB gave Hernandez the contract, not me. He then gave Amendola a contract worth more than what he offered Welker.
The reasons for keeping Hernandez, who only had one injury plagued season, over Welker who also had one injured season, are pretty easy to work out. He plays the slot, is very difficult to cover, and can actually block a DE or Lber for a runner. Welker only does two of those. That means Hern adds value to the RB position even while he lines up at WR.
Welker is a spare part because he is a slot in a 2TE offense ... where do you put him? They've been dancing around this for years.
Lastly, like almost everyone here ... I really don't give a rat's if you think I'm credibly or not. So you can lose that rhetoric. I'll just ignore it in the future. Or if you don't think I'm credible, don't respond to my posts? In my defense ... BB did precisely what I thought he should do ... can Welker, re-up Hernandez, move on in 2TE.
So I guess i'm in in-credible company here.