http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/ Interesting to see Welker and Trent Green being compared to each other in trade discussions. If Miami is planning on using Green as a starter (assume they are) and pay him accordingly, would be hard to argue that a 2nd round compensation isn't appropriate. Of course Green is probably one solid concussion from retirement, so that has to be accounted for as well. Interesting stuff... It did make me think about the Welker trade again though. I was against the trade and probably still am to a degree, but then I think about the games (AFCC, Jets, etc.) where it was painful seeing the Pats not being able to convert key third downs. If Welker can just help convert a few key third downs a game, I think it might make a more significant impact that you might think. So I'm warming up to Welker but not sold yet. May suffer another relapse on draft day depending on how it turns out. Welker probably won't have stats that you would think of being worth a 2nd round pick, but that is not how I'll evaluate him. When the Pats have a 3rd and 4 in the 4th quarter and I don't have that queasy feeling in my stomach...well, a 2nd round pick will have been a small price to pay.