Wes Welker: 'I let the team down' - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston i hate to see welker getting beat up over that one. It was a bad pass from Brady. Welker was WIDE OPEN yet Brady tried throwing to the back shoulder. Welker then had to readjust his whole body and was off balance due to the bad throw. There was no need for that. It isn't like Welker dropped an easy pass. Even if he had caught it, there's no guarantee he would've held onto it as he was falling to the ground.