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    You only have 45 players to play with on game day ... you cannot rest everyone.

    If any receiver was going to sit is was going to be RM so stop with the "I can't believe Welker was playing nonsense"
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum.....

    It was a bad fluke injury, he could of slipped and torn his acl walking through the tunnel onto the field. If its bound to happen its going to happen, no matter where or what your doing.
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum....

    I disagree. Welker takes more of a beating than any other skill player on our team. A few days ago, I said I hoped to see Hoyer and Edelman start in place of Brady and Welker. With that said, I don't get paid the big bucks to make these decisions.

    Whether or not he should have or shouldn't have played is irrelevant now. Let's all hope that Edelman can take a big step up the next (hopefully) four games.
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum....

    You do realize that edelman was in on that play... right?
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum....

    You know what? Even after the injury, I still think Belichick did the right thing starting Brady, Moss, and Welker. I don't know if I would have played them all game or as much as Brady and Moss played, but sitting them could do more damage to them for the playoffs than playing them.

    I think the bye week is counterproductive other than the fact that you play one less game to get to the Super Bowl. If you still had to play as many games with the bye week in the playoffs, I am sure many coaches including Belichick would not want the one or two seed.
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    thnx coach
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    Since the team was resting players, Welker shouldn't have been playing. He's the receiver who takes the most, and biggest, hits, and his 'backup' Edelman could have used the snaps.
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    Edelman was playing on the play welker got hurt!
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    I agree. Welker get a beating every game.
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    Rarely if ever do healthy players not play at least the first series in games like this. Even the Colts had their healthy players in there today, and they are the standard for resting players.
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    As I suggest earlier this week, I would had the follwing players inactive:
    Brady, Moss, Welker, Wilfork, and Warren. I liked adding Bodden and Maroney as Belichick did.

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    I agree with this. NO ONE deserved to sit more than Welker.

    Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. I understand it was fluke but he never should have been there. Give Edelman the snaps.
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum....

    I think you are right here for the most part......the biggest question here is.....WHAT was BB's intention going into this game? Was he going into it to WIN it and get the 3rd seed? ......or the 4th seed like most of the talking heads seem to think we would be best playing for it.......Now, I was not surprised to see him start Brady, Welk, Moss etc.....but just did not expect them to not only stay in the game for such a long time...and I certainly did not expect them to COME BACK IN after the backups had replaced them........again, no one is in the Brain of BB.....but hard to figure exactly what he was trying to accomplish.....losing welk was huge.....but there are so many holes on this team right now....from OL weakness to secondary failures.....that we weren't going to get much further anyways....that is the reality of it
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    Me as well, and might have added Neal to that list knowing how easy he gets hurt.

    Whether the injury was 'freak' or not, a guy like Welker gets exposed to harm in meaningful games as it is. You expose him in meaningless games and his injury odds goes up even more. And all for nothing but an extreme outside chance to host the AFC championship after 2 major playoff upsets in round 2.
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    I can understand ( I guess) BB sending the 1st team out there at the beginning
    What is beyond my comprehension is allowing the possibility of Brady and Moss getting hurt late in this meaningless game
    It was clear early on that Houston meant business today and with Pollard on the field there was every possibility of chippy (cheap) hits on wide recievers.
    Rotating the OL produced horrible run blocking and stifled any chance of the Pats controlling the game. It also exposed Brady to needless hits while taking those 7 step drops ( that shot on the late INT was ridiculous)

    Today's disaster was a combination of bad luck (Welker) and a series of inexplicable personel decisions. The OC, the DC, and most of all BB sunk this ship as sure as the iceberg that nailed the Titanic.

    If the Ravens do turn out to be next week's foes then Wilfolk and Warren and the rest of the Dline better play the game of their careers. No pressure means Flacco eats up our Dbacks all day.

    My guess is 5 wide on offense with a lot of 3 and outs.
    Brady looks for Edelman and kid won't deliver.
    No running game even attempted (Thanks O'Brien)

    Our defense gassed late and we lose by a touchdown after leading for 3 quarters.

    Sound familiar?
    It should :rolleyes:
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    I still think every starter who is healthy should start for at least one or two series in this game like most teams approach the fourth preseason game. In that case, Welker would have still been injured.
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    Except the logic doesn't work since he wasn't hurt on a hit. Anyone could have suffered that fluke injury and it seems like one of those injuries that was waiting to happen. If it doesn't happen then, it seems like it is just as likely to happen in practice when he makes his first cut. Obviously there was something wrong with the knee besides making that simple cut.
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    Re: To all of the coaches on this forum....

    I thought it was pretty obvious. It was at that point I knew Welker was done. I assumed Brady went in there to get more real game experience with Edelmann in the Welker position.
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    I posted early this week that I would sit Brady, Moss, and Welker. The Patriots could have used Aiken, Edelman, Stanbeck, and Slater at WR (like they did after the 2 minute warning today). It wouldn't need to be an "either or" decision between Moss and Welker resting.

    Coach Belichick made his decision and this time it didn't work out.
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