I must say I don't remember this board ever getting so Unreadable. Sure there have been losses before,including unexpected upsets. But now BB is a "douch", and "coaching his worst game ever". There is a full blown Conspiracy Theory from more than one hyper-agitated fan "to prevent Welker from catching passes". There is some fan who proclaims and others concur, "use Daniel Fells or cut him". Doesn't any one know we have two types of TEs? Fells is a backup for a blocking Gronk type TE. Shiancoe, who is presently on retrievable IR, was/is the backup for pass catching TE Ahern. Thus the temporary, (and probably futile) KWII headcase signing. Headcases take time to screw up a team and themselves. BB belieives he is probably safe for 6-8 games. No BB was not "stupid not to make plans" for TE depth. He certainly did make provisional plans to withstand both types of TE injury. Shiancoe, Fells, Ballard Hoomanamaneui... BB suddenly can't make "appropriate personnel decisions". Very seldom has BB let talent slip through his fingers. Particulary when it comes to old veterans who are losing it. Our old familiar recievers are indeed probably done; and Fans are NOT the true judges of talent. Notice that no other team picked up Gaffney or Branch, although a few kicked the tires, as proof. Edelman is a valuable PR, demonstrating elusiveness, superior quickness and speed, the best we have, (without Demps), and a league leader in his specialty. They are trying to convert this ex-QB to a WR, and it takes a few years. He is NOT "trash who should be cut", summarily. it is a canard, that "BB is cheap". No one has signed Andre Carter yet. He is just not healthy enough. Advanced Folger-itis is everywhere, but worse believed, implicitely. It is a canard, that "BB is cheap". Waters was under contract, and even offered a big raise to return. He just wants to retire. Advanced Folger-itis is everywhere, but worse believed, implicitely. The Pats did NOT offer him a paycut. BB is trying to get a jump on developing a next generation of WRs. Greg Salas was an inexpensive attempt to do so, at the end of the roster. It is a canard that "BB was stupid to 'waste' a 2015 7th rounder". Finally, if Gostkowski fifth FG attempt had been accurate, or if the go ahead TD had not been called back, or if the 2-point conversion worked, none of these Bull Patties would have been written, including this one. So just how valid is any of this... tripe? :snob: I welcome all the new posters, but please get a clue.