Revisting the Wes Welker trade

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Real World, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    So, how many people still feel that trading 2nd (28th/ 60th overall) & 7th (28th/238th overall) round picks was overpaying?

    I loved the deal as soon as it happened, and the more I see this kid play, the more I wonder what the Dolphins were thinking. Imagine that they dealt away a return man, and leading reciever for a late 2nd, and then went ahead and took Ted Ginn Jr 9th in the first round. :rofl: Now, had they dealt Welker, taken Brady Quinn, and announced they were rebuilding, that'd be one thing. However, they went ahead and traded for a 37 year old, labotomized Trent Green.
  2. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    I continually insisted that, while Welker was a nice little player, the Patriots overpaid. Glad to be wrong.
  3. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    During the 2006 season I posted about wanting Welker. Then during the offseason I said I wanted NE to go after him. When the Dolphins placed a second round tender on him I didn't believe NE would give up that much for him. When they made the trade I was surprised they were willing to give up that much (just knowing the front office) but I always thought he'd be a very good addition. Remember argueine about it on here with a Dolphins fan just after the trade.
  4. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

    I always thought the Pats got a bargain. I'd seen enough of Welker with Miami to know that he would be Brady's Mr. Third Down with the Patriots. He's having exactly the kind of year I expected. Well worth a 2nd round pick.

    I was always amazed that so many people poo-poo'd the deal or Welker's value. He's got that Patriot mentality and the skill set of a young Troy Brown.
  5. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

    I always considered him a young Troy Brown clone. Knowing how this team likes to play, and how valuable a guy like Troy has been over his career, a move for Welker made sense. He's been even better than I thought. The guy is just exceptionally quick, and seems to play good fundamental football. Little things like knowing where the 1st down marker is, and finding the soft spot in the zone. The guy is the perfect compliment to Brady and the outside speed we now have.
  6. reflexblue

    reflexblue Supporter Supporter

    #91 Jersey

    The fins were thinking like their #1 fan,and troll AQWAAAAAAH4Ever. :D He is much better than I ever expected,and man is he tough.
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  7. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    Welker was well worth the price... but you've got to admit the Patriots real swindle was Randy Moss for a 4th rounder! Moss makes everyone around him even better. The Cowboys were so focused on stopping Moss that Welker and Stallworth just torched em. I am loving this offense! The Patriots are the JUGGERNAUT this year!! Move aside, or get STEAMROLLED! :rocker:
  8. reflexblue

    reflexblue Supporter Supporter

    #91 Jersey

    Wow useing the ninth pick in the draft on a kick returner,now thats what I call a steal. Who's running your draft room Matt Millen? So hows life traveling around the country playing for the fins fans football team???????
  9. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

    If you really believe that... I have a really nice Daunte Culpepper that I can sell you, only slightly used... Oh wait the Fins ALREADY got swindled on that trade!! ROFL. Oh man I love having the fins in the league, it's like taking candy from a baby! :singing:

  10. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    I'm sure Satele is a promising player, but I'm going to take that statement with a bag of salt. We'll see what he and and the guard-of-the-moment manage against Wilfork come Sunday.

    The best part of the Welker trade is we now have the perfect player, signed for forever, at a crucial position, playing for (comparatively) peanuts. The Pats will have lots of leverage with the other receivers because they've got this guy in the bag.
  11. 5 Rings for Brady!!

    5 Rings for Brady!! In the Starting Line-Up

    I always thought it was a great deal. Also thought Sammy Morris was a great back up. Also wanted Moss on this team since the day the rumor started, figuring if he was going to live or die somewhere, why not try him out here.

    Glad on all three counts.
  12. jaychamp

    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

    Are you talking just punt returns?? If so, well, Welker has been better this year, and it's really not that close.
  13. jaychamp

    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

    Hard to blame the Fins. The Pats had them buy the short hairs in that deal. I guess you could make the argument that they should have tried to signed him long term before it got to that point. Of course maybe they did try to sign him, but Welker decided he cares more about winning, making deciding to get out of Miami a no brainer.
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  14. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    I was on record in favor of persuing Welker at any tender. I wasn't high on Randy but the deal was a no brainer and he has totally turned me around. He is all in on the koolaid train. TO has behaved himself but you sense how tenuous his hold on his own good behavior is. Too much I and ego. Moss really just wants to be part of something that involves excellence and hopefully leads to a ring. BB wanting Morris was good enough for me. I think most everyone wanted Stallworth. That he came here on a prove it deal speaks to what he wants too.
  15. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    Not to mention Welker's production level at WR is far greater. Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if Welker has the better career of the two, and to think Ginn was the 9th overall pick in the draft. These Phins fans don't seem to realize how bad of a pick that was, but oh well.
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  16. pats-blue

    pats-blue Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I know you are trying to justify a #9 pick for a kick returner that you claimed earlier was going to tear up the NFL as a receiver. You also claimed that Cam was only "smoke screening" when he said ginn would be pretty much returning kicks...but really you should check your facts.

    Punt returns

    Ginn 9 for 63 yards....7.0 avg and 18th in the NFL

    Welker 11 for 126 yards....11.5 avg and 7th in the NFL

    Kick returns

    Ginn 20 for 505 yards....25.3 yard avg and 16th in the NFL

    Welker 2 for 51 yards....25.5 yard avg and 15th in the NFL

    So for review...7th is better than 18th and 15th is better than 16th.

    Now I know the doofins did not take Ginn 9th just to return kicks did they...of course not! SOOOO


    Ginn 3 for 83 yards....ZERO TD's

    Welker 38 for 386 yards.....THREE TD's

    Why do you even come here?
  17. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    #12 Jersey

    With his health, who has?

    OK, I'm exaggerating, but there's a point in there somewhere ...
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  18. Joker

    Joker Supporter Supporter

    pats-blue is VICIOUS....I'd get out of here and stay out, A4Ev...unless you want to end up a victim of porpoisecide.
  19. Deus Irae

    Deus Irae Retired Jersey Club Supporter

    Disable Jersey

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  20. alamo

    alamo praedica numerum! Supporter

    Comparing Ginn vs Welker stats isn't very meaningful, especially at this point. Comparing a rookie on a horrible team with a rookie HC to an experienced vet on a Super Bowl contender as if they have an equal chance to succeed is impossible.
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