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    poor guy

    I'm here if he needs a full body rub
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    WTF...turns out the whole team was injured!
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    Do other teams face this? What's going on?
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    No ... the coordinators sucked and Belichick is clueless for letting them call the plays. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    Better to get it all out of the way now...hope he has a speedy recovery from this.
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    i hope he gets will soon. and when he dose come back. i will throw something in my tv if BB ever puts him to return a punt again.




    over 110 rec for 3 years in a row is a nuff work he dose not need to play on ST
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    Why do people thing ST is this stepchild of a meaningless part of the game? ST is a BIG part of football.
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    I'm guessing that either (A) it's a minor issue or (B) they just discovered this earlier this week.

    In either case, remember that he was getting along on crutches at the Ravens game. How on earth would he do that with a torn rotator cuff?
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    "torn" is very vague, hell you technically have "torn" muscles after a weight lifting session. I'm guessing it is very minor, but that still doesn't take away from the fact that Welker is the man
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    yes i agree ST is a big part of the game but i can't see puting your best WR to return punts when he is realy not a great punt retuner


    he only averaged 12.5 per return. Edelman, 10.5 per return. not wort the 2 yerds IMO.
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    it's not ghey because he's Wes Welker
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    Yup!

    It was the rotten turf. No wonder they ripped the miserable stuff up.

    Also remember that the game plan was opposing defenses was to injure Welker. They would dress it up and say they wanted to put a big hit on Welker but the truth is that they wanted to injure him. And alas it turns out that he is not indestructible; all those hits did hurt.

    The Patriots were also guilty of over using him last season instead of spreading the ball around to say the tightends and RBs. The offense was highly predictable and the opposing defenses were able to put the big hit on Welker because they knew the ball was coming to him.
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    Valid point, I agree if there is someone similar/better than Welker they should get the returns.
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    Does he require surgery for his rotator cuffs or can he just rehab it?
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    Would you rather (a) be hit by one or two guys that are one or two steps away, or (b) be hit by six or eight guys that you are not even looking at that have converged on you after sprinting from forty yards away?


    It has nothing to do with the importance of special teams. It's just physics; the force, velocity and impact of a special teams play is so much greater than a typical pass play. A player is far more likely to get injured returning 100 punts than he is receiving 100 passes.
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    A) Do you have any data to back up your "far more likely to get injured" assertion

    and

    B) It's FOOTBALL!
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    At any rate this is not good news. How do you rehab an ACL tear with your arm in a sling? I wouldn't be surprised if he is out for the entire season.
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    There is a reason most special team players are backups that don't get paid a lot, there is a reason teams are always looking for a new return man.
    They get hurt.

    It's science.
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    Thanks, doc, but Welker disagrees with you.

    "Welker believes that he will play"

    Say he's overly optimistic if you like but obviously he can rehab his ACL, not to mention the report a couple of weeks ago that he was doing well for the early point in time.
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    If it's science then you can prove it with data, so show me some facts. I'm willing to listen.
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    I'd have to agree that ST are a big part of the game, but when you are using arguably your biggest offensive weapon to take more hits, it should be a risk vs. reward issue.

    And as pats-1982 correctly suggested, Edelman can be a viable threat at returning punts too. We all saw what he is capable of in pre-season, and is averaging just about the same, minus a yd or two.

    The biggest 'reward' should be ball security--in which case Welker should fair catch it in deep territory at times. Besides his one punt return this year for a bigger gain, I can't remember too many times in the past couple of yrs where it mattered that much. In this case, coming back from injury, etc--he should probably have as much risk lessened as possible.
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