I think people are getting a bit crazy here over the loss of Welker. I didn't want him back for huge dollars, but apparently we could have had him for a real steal. Bill didn't want to do it he clearly has other plans. Welker did a good job here, but consistently our offense was shut down in the playoffs at some point during his tenure. Not all his fault, but the solution appears not to involve him. Bedard reported that the Patriots grinded over the Ravens tape to see what they had to do to be better. And just maybe they realized it was to move to a different type of offense. Either way they have cap space. They are going to spend to the cap and have a damn good team. I personally hope they use it on impact players instead of old guys, but either way they'll have a good team. Offense will be fine there is no way in hell that Welker makes Brady, and he will find a way to put up 400-500 points. It's on Bill now to get a defense that can't get some freaking stops.