Re: Why Welker Is Not Here Anymore
posted at 5/26/2014 10:26 AM EDT
In response to rtuinila's comment:
Why do people keep saying Welker was "low-balled"? The two offers he got from the only two teams to make him offers were not that far enough apart to be termed "low-balled unless you want to exaggerate the discrepancy to try to forward an agenda
The Pats weren't lucky Edelman came back to them. Slot receivers, even NFL best slot receivers, Aren't worth a lot of money on the open market and the Pats knew that. They also know JE and the rest of the league knows BB typically pays those guys better than the league average.
Moss was washed up by the time BB got rid of him. He wasn't worth the money nor the aggravation. He wasn't even being double teamed anymore.
The Pats haven't lost the playoff games due to a lack of a deep threat, they lost their playoff games due to a lack of receiving diversity. Any NFL defense can stop one guy, good ones can take two guys out of the game and elite ones can take three. Since Moss got to the Pats, they have been a two, sometimes three receiver O. Before Moss got to the Pats they were a 5 receiver O and they rarely "took the top off the defense".
You are totally being blind on the WW situation.
BB offered 2/10 w BS incentives and Denver offered 2/12, at least WW had the decency to give us like 2-3 hours to match the offer, only by adding just a mere two more million to the deal. BB didn't do that so we walked. I don't know what your definition of low balling is, but I'd say that's a pretty accurate example.
Yes, I agree slot WRs are cheap and dime a dozen in the right system. That argument would work BUT BB went out and paid Danny "Glass" Amendola a 5 year 28 mil (?) deal. Pretty cheap slot WR, eh?
Fact is BB was willing to let JE walk too, if the Giants threw down maybe like 250-500K more in a deal. Just half a million more and Edelman would have been gone too! If BB knew JE would have given us the 100 & 1000 season that he did, JE would've been inked to this 4 year 17 M deal last off season.
Stop being blind on that. I agree slot WRs can be cheap and expendable but why are we paying ours 28 million then?
Agree about Moss, the reason BB let him go was because his attitude went to the shiits and he kept BS'ing about a new deal. BB saw Gronk as the new big mismatch downfield and was willing to ride him over Moss.
IMO the reason we lost SB 46 (beside the obvious plays: the Brady-WW drop, Nink offsides, and Manningham) was Gronk not being 100% if he is 100% we win that game no doubt in my mind