He's going to be 32 years old in May. His drops seem to come at inopportune times in playoff games. He can't stretch the field. Pretty bad when your downfield threats are your Tight Ends. Makes the offense predictable. Gets hit hard, which often swings momentum to the opposing defense. We've had numerous chances to win a Superbowl with Welker, but just can't seem to do it. (2007, 2011, 2012). Simply put, I think it's time to move on. 2009, 2010, and now 2012.... The Patriots got "Bullied" in their playoff loses. All of them at a home. I wouldn't mind moving on from these smaller, finesse WR's who get pushed around. Welker is a great slot receiver. A great complimentry #2 WR. But he's not that #1 WR I want as the main option. If the Pats are giving out big money to a WR this year, I'd rather they give out a little extra and get a WR with serious speed who can catch a deep ball and make our offense less predictable. I also think we have to draft a WR in the 1st or 2nd round of the draft, regardless of Welker being signed or not. We can't go into next season with Deion Branch as the #3 WR.