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  1. WhiteWesWelker88

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    If we had signed Branch and he did not hit FA'cy would Welker be a Pat today?:confused:
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    Very good hypothetical...but I think the Pats were targeting Wes as they realized he was impossible to cover. I think if we had signed Branch we would not have been recruiting the Doug Gabriels of the NFL.
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    Yes.

    After the game he had with the Dolphins against the Pats, Belichick was going to sign him if he had any chance to - regardless of what other receivers were on the roster.

    Miami made a huge error in what they thought other NFL teams - or at least one specific NFL team - would be willing to give up for him when they made him a restricted free agent.
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    Yes. Welker was brought in as a return man and slot reciever, before Moss and I believe before Stallworth. Our WR's at the time would have been Branch, Caldwell, Washington (if before Welker?), and other non starting caliber WR's. So I don't see why it would've stopped us from bringing in Welker.

    I do wonder if Stallworth/Moss would not have been brought in under your hypothetical scenario. But I think Welker was coming regardless.
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    thnx for the input.....



    come to think of it.... yes welker was brought in before stallworth/moss (Patsylicious)
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    We wouldn't have got Moss...maybe Stallworth
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    at the price they paid for Moss they would have done that deal Branch or no Branch. Stallwoth would have been the odd man out
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    Yes. He wasn't in a position to command big money.

    In fact, he was still a no-name player, yet only BB and Pats fans knew who he was.
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    According to one story (looked for the link, but couldn't find it), acquiring Welker was their #1 priority in free agency in 2007.
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    Who knows, probably. If Branch was signed/extended in 2006, that'd be $6-7M of cap in 2007. Moss and Stallworth took up $5.7M so just not signing them wouldn't account for all that cap unless Branch's 2007 cap hit was right around $6M in which case they probably wouldn't have been any issues.
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    Wes Welker Q&A – Miami Dolphins – Sun-Sentinel
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    You also have to factor that Nick Saban give Welker the highest recommendation to BB.
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    Nothing wrong w/ that:) hehe.... Stupid Phins:D
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