Curran: For Welker it was about ego, not money

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  1. SVN

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    pretty sad if this is how it happened. Wish they had simply not made an offer in FA and said they are moving on . Wouldve been cleaner.
  2. patsfan-1982

    patsfan-1982 In the Starting Line-Up

    thats life there is no love when it comes to money i wish Welker the best hope he has a great season
  3. DropKickFlutie

    DropKickFlutie Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    If anyone's ego was in play here it is McDaniels'

    4 Rams now on the roster

    Welker, one of the best Pats ever, frozen out last season's start for no reason, then jettisoned for a Ram much worse and who has a bigger contract

  4. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Someone please explain to me why BB is the bad guy or in any way wrong?

    He set a market for Wes. Wes hit the open market and the best he could do was 2 mil more. Seems like BB was spot on and Wes was just pissed he wasn't worth more or that we didnt feel the need to offer more than anyone else was willing.
  5. Brady2Moss

    Brady2Moss Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Alrighty then, it's not because those guys happened to be coached by McDaniels so he would know if they understood the system. You act like they broke the bank to get any of these guys. Amendola has been stated to be a possible fit here for years, especially after 2010 when he WASNT coached by McDaniels.
  6. reflexblue

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    IF it really happened that way i don't blame Welker for taking Denvers offer. If i worked my ass off for a team like WW did and they treated me like that i'd move on too.
  7. JMC00

    JMC00 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    who's the 4th?
  8. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    Actually, you have your facts wrong yet again.
    Amendola's deal is a 2/3 with only 10 million guaranteed compared to Welker's 12.
  9. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    Shhh.... DKF doesn't realize that Salas is long gone.. clearly..
  10. DropKickFlutie

    DropKickFlutie Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    ~ Danny Amendola
    ~ Greg Salas
    ~ Michael Hoomanawanui
    ~ Brandon Lloyd
    ~ Daniel Fells

    Salas is gone. Lloyd was from Denver

    But the Pats wasted a pick trading for him

    McDaniels should not partake in personnel discussions

  11. Tunescribe

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    Agreed. Plus, the Pats apparently felt that putting money toward a five-year investment in Amendola was more prudent than two years of Welker. But, there's also more to come.
  12. Brady2Moss

    Brady2Moss Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    All the money we wasted trying those guys when such other tantalizing options were out there for a 3rd and 4th tight end as well as a developmental receiver traded for late in august.

    The horror we could have had Kamar Aiken 10 weeks sooner if McDaniels was kept out of the GM room!
  13. IcyPatriot

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    That was Murphy's story ... believe none of what you hear and 1/2 of what you see.

    Look ... we're talking about millionaires here ... seriously ... we're pitying millionaires ... NOT!!!

    Who gives a crap about ego ... I give a crap about Rings and it's been 8 years ... screw you Curran you creeper.
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  14. Danger Zone

    Danger Zone In the Starting Line-Up

    I have nothing more than the suspicion that it all does in fact boil down to egos.

    Perhaps Wes' fun loving prankster-prone attitude was feeling oppressed under Belichicks stern, business-centric thumb.

    And perhaps Wes has enough of the #1 WR diva ego that he was in fact pretty angry that the upstart McDaniels and the Patriots attempted to decentralize his role on the offense.

    He reacted. The coaches reacted and who the hell knows what snowball got start rolling.

    Its all wild conjecture of course, but it fits better than the alien concept that the Patriots didnt feel he was worth a 2 year 12 million dollar contract.
  15. Deus Irae

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    You're kidding, right?
  16. KamikazeKnight

    KamikazeKnight Practice Squad Player

    Oh look, it's Douche Irae, at it again...

  17. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

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    How cute, I've got another stalker!
  18. Kevin

    Kevin Rookie

    People are really missing the boat on Edelman taking Welker's snaps at the start of last season. I realize I am nobody important, I'm not Greg A. Bedard, I'm not Mike Giardi, I'm not Tom E. Curran. I'm not Mike Reiss.

    But they all missed something.

    Edelman flat out out-performed Wes Welker in training camp last year. It's as simple as that. You know how Tom Brady always says, "every year I feel like I need to fight for my job."

    He's not lying.

    Edelman stole the job from Welker, it's as simple as that. I went to 9 or 10 practices last year and at almost every single practice Welker dropped a ball. Edelman showed better speed and rarely dropped a ball, I remember one over the course of the days I was there.

    So, for me, this confirmed what Brady said. He does have to earn his job every year, and so doesn't every single other player.
  19. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

    Temper .... temper .... temper.
  20. KamikazeKnight

    KamikazeKnight Practice Squad Player

    I just call 'em like I see 'em. :rolleyes:
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