Originally Posted by Peachhead
He was coming off a torn ACL. Of course his stats were down. Under the circumstances his stats were pretty amazing.
Like the other guy, you just didn't read the stats post carefully enough.
Last year, Welker's performance in 1TE sets was good. Last yaer, his performance in 2TE sets was not good.
Same knee, same year, same Welker, different # of TEs on the field.
The point of the poster was that he would like to see MORE 2TE offenses and therefore Welker makes less of a difference.
If the Pats do go 2TE, having Welker vs another slot receiver is not so important as Welker is not the same difference maker. I doubt the Welker gets re-upped after this year if BB goes 2TE a lot, which was VERY effective. In that case, it is Seymour all over again. What is most valuable to the team? One year of Seymour? Or five years of a first round pick (Solder). What is more valuable? One year of Welker or one year of Edelman PLUS five years of an OLB, CB, OT, S, whatever, starting next year?
It probably won't happen, but trade him this year of not is a legitimate question, and the stats do make sense when you understand them.