It's been obvious to me that Welker's role in the road opener was throttled so that Brown could enter the Pats HoF with the record intact Saturday. I understand why the front office cannot say this and why the team would not. I can understand why Patriots All Access would not talk about this. What I cannot understand is why they would discuss other possibilities. Does it help ratings to speculate that the Pats are getting ready for life after WW? I expect Welker to have a big Sunday and that both he and Troy Brown will have a great weekend.