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Old 03-14-2013, 01:41 AM   #1
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Wow, what a scathing rebuke of Craft and the Patriots.




Wes Welker just a pawn in team’s bid to maintain control
No loyalty with Pats



What Wes Welker finally understood Tuesday night was they never really “loved” him and they didn’t want him around anymore. They’d made an offer he had to refuse and then let him walk to a conference rival for the equivalent of $1 million a year. Hell, they pay long snappers that much these days.

Then, after they’d rid themselves of Welker, they lowballed the new guy they hope will replace him even though it didn’t appear that way because the cattle take the short view while the owners take the long view.

If Danny Amendola is what they think he is by the time he’s done with his five-year deal he’ll be — surprise — 32, well underpaid and often concussed, just like good old Wes.


For the entire article read here: http://bostonherald.com/sports/colum...intain_control

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:49 AM   #2
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Tom Brady cannot be happy

QB didn’t change contract to lose slot-man Welker






After catching 118 passes for 1,354 yards this past season, his fifth season catching 100-plus passes, the Pats pitched a two-year, $10 million deal Welker’s way, which wasn’t received particularly well Tuesday.


Welker ultimately agreed to a two-year deal for $12 million with the Broncos, with the $12 million being fully guaranteed.


Welker may have caught 672 passes for the Pats since 2007, the most of any receiver in the NFL during that time period. He may have been the most important receiver on the field for Brady during the past six years. He may have been a model teammate.
But that wasn’t enough to bring him back. That wasn’t enough to keep the quarterback happy. Now, it’s back to the drawing board with someone new. That’s not what Brady was looking for.


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Old 03-14-2013, 01:58 AM   #3
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Broncos are so lucky that Wes Welker got on Billy Boys bad side. This has a alot of factors IMO. Sounds like we get the revenge side of a power struggle and Welker will want to stick it to the pats. Not to mention Brady is probably not happy which is also a good thing.
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Wouldn't surprise me if the NE vs DENVER game is moved to prime time.
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>Welker adds another dimension to Broncos
Welker does bring the best skills of any slot receiver in the NFL.


He led the league in receptions, receiving yards and receiving first downs out of the slot last season. He had more of each when lined up in the slot than all Broncos wide receivers combined.

Manning completed 71.7 percent of his passes to slot receivers last year, best among all quarterbacks who targeted slot receivers at least 50 times.

Welker’s average target depth over the past four seasons was just 6.7 yards – the second lowest among wide receivers behind only Danny Amendola (who, coincidentally went to the same school as Welker, Texas Tech).

Since the start of 2008, 85 percent of Wes Welker’s receptions have been within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. No other wide receiver has had a higher rate of receptions within 10 yards during that time.

Still, Welker moved the chains to the tune of 389 receptions resulting in first downs -- only two players since 2007 have more receptions that resulted in first downs: Reggie Wayne (403) and Roddy White (390).

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Old 03-14-2013, 05:30 AM   #6
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I remember they said the same about Deion Branch when he was traded to Seattle.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:39 AM   #7
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I remember they said the same about Deion Branch when he was traded to Seattle.
No....no they didn't
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:42 AM   #8
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No....no they didn't
Yes they did he had just won a Super Bowl MVP, what would you know anyway about the Boston media 7 years ago?

Do you remember 7 year old articles from the Boston Herald?
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:50 AM   #9
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Yes they did he had just won a Super Bowl MVP, what would you know anyway about the Boston media 7 years ago?

Do you remember 7 year old articles from the Boston Herald?
Branch never at any time was as good as Welker. Branch's best season was 78 catches for 998 yards. Welker, meanwhile, is the only player in NFL history with five seasons of 110+ catches. Branch and Welker aren't even remotely comparable. Get out of here with that weak ****.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:56 AM   #10
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Branch never at any time was as good as Welker. Branch's best season was 78 catches for 998 yards. Welker, meanwhile, is the only player in NFL history with five seasons of 110+ catches. Branch and Welker aren't even remotely comparable. Get out of here with that weak ****.
I never compared the players i compared the media in Boston reacting unfavorably to losing both of them.

You're right, you can't compare a guy who won a Super Bowl MVP to a guy who dropped a Super Bowl
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #11
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Yes they did he had just won a Super Bowl MVP, what would you know anyway about the Boston media 7 years ago?

Do you remember 7 year old articles from the Boston Herald?
I remember 7 years ago that the Globe and Herald were miffed... some pro-Branch some anti-Branch. As I recall, Branch was a hold out in 2006 into September and then was traded to Seattle... At that time, Brady hadn't restructured his own contract to keep Branch and Branch was under contract. Slightly different scenario. The reporters were not as irked as they currently are, though they did think it would be worse not to keep the super bowl MVP than to keep him.

Here, Welker wasn't a hold out, has been extremely healthy and is one of the reasons Brady restructured. This is the Pats essentially telling off their center-piece and thats what many Boston fans and sports media see. For us outsiders, it just appears to be the way that the Pats do business.

The biggest thing to note though, is that since the Branch trade, there hasn't been another Pats ring. I'm not claiming the Broncos were better... well we were the year Branch was traded, but probably not since. And Welker doesn't have a ring either... So don't get your tizzies in a panty.
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Yes they did he had just won a Super Bowl MVP, what would you know anyway about the Boston media 7 years ago?

Do you remember 7 year old articles from the Boston Herald?
the Herald said Branch caught 672 passes in 6 years in Foxboro?
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That was a good read. I totally agree with the article but I wouldn't say it's a bad way to do business. Long term FA deals kill the future, so they play all their advantages and have to be willing to lose the next star. It's not all that different from how Pitts has been doing it for decades. How many LB's have we seen Pitt let walk only to reload for less $...until THAT guy needs a big deal, then repeat.

They key is to not be the team grabbing those FA for a ton of money. That's the brilliance of these Broncos moves, short term/high value that don't mortgage the future. Awesome job Elway/Bowlen
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I remember they said the same about Deion Branch when he was traded to Seattle.
Just another dumb ass pats fan throwing **** at the wall...you lost welker...not some schmuck...WELKER. We know it stings and we love it, so gtfo!
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Sounds like ClamChowdah is butt-hurt that we just took a 5 time Pro-Bowler and 4 time All-Pro and threw him in our slot.
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Sounds like ClamChowdah is butt-hurt that we just took a 5 time Pro-Bowler and 4 time All-Pro and threw him in our slot.
Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.
0-2 in the last two right? Kinda tarnishes the whole thing if you ask me. 0-2 since they were caught cheating as well.
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0-2 in the last two right? Kinda tarnishes the whole thing if you ask me. 0-2 since they were caught cheating as well.
THIS!!!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #20
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and *won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
There fixed... yup he won 3 of them, but after the spygate nothing was the same.

Sure... Welker was the lone reason you guys lost the superbowl. In both loses how much did you score? 14 and 17 points.. something like that? Belicheat was outwitted on both.
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There fixed... yup he won 3 of them, but after the spygate nothing was the same.

Sure... Welker was the lone reason you guys lost the superbowl. In both loses how much did you score? 14 and 17 points.. something like that? Belicheat was outwitted on both.
You know I think that secretly videoing teams practice could help your team win games they might not have won. CHEATERS
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
You did NOT have an opportunity to match the offer. Welker was the one who, in the end, didn't WANT the Patriots. In the article, it said Welker did not ask the Patriots to match the offer. He wanted out. Face the facts. And now seeing you here throwing him under the bus like that, wow, looks like you have the same loyalty the Pats FO has towards players.
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
You forgot the asterisk
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
We? They had you in on the discussions? Belichick didn't. This isn't about the Boston media. Although this article is from the Boston media, articles such as this popped up all over. They didn't with Branch. Maybe because Branch wasn't lied to.

BTW, I love how you've gone from "3 SB's" to 10 years of winning 10 or more games. Tell me, what was the difference between the Chiefs and the Patriots in the SB last year? Not a got damn thing. What I don't get is your disappearing act last year after all your predictions.
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Why?

We didn't want him we had an opportunity to match the 2 years/$12m, i trust Belichick he is the one who has taken us to 5 Super Bowls and won 3 of them.

I'm not a fan who thinks i know more about football than a HOF coach.

10 years in a row of winning 10 or more games, i trust my coach!
So why even talk football then? You just said it plain and clear no matter how bad a move might seem you will say its a great move because you trust Bill Billicheat 100% So why should we even listen to your takes? All you do is say Bill Billicheck can do no wrong, he won Superbowls, so Welker mut not be worth it. Thats crazy. Your coach is a good one but this move seems to be about a personality conflict. Almost like Bill Bellicheck has his rings so he can just afford to hurt the team. He's not super hungry because fans like you still worship him.

Besides Welker went to Denver and passed on the pats offer. He made a choice to go with the better team.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-wants-to-win/
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