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    TFB relaying BB's thought on Welker: "I'm sick of seeing Welker run seam routes."

    :rofl:

    Tonight Welker passed Gino Cappelletti and Terry Glenn for sixth all-time in yardage for the Patriots, and is just over 300 yards behind Jim Colclough for fifth.

    He's already fourth in receptions, and 10th(!) in TDs.

    Trade Welker? I say extend the beast. :rocker:
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    Welker showed off a bunch of new tricks tonight. In two WR sets in all of last season, Welker had 218 yards. This game alone he had somewhere between 99 and 160 (have not checked his other receptions, but 99er was 2WR). And then there's this:
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    THAT is why he was a bad fit for the 2WR/2TE offense last year but a pretty good fit for it this game. Apparently he's been working on those intermediate routes.
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    And to think there were posters on here last month that wanted WW cut, he just wasn't any good anymore.
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    LOL

    We could get rid of a player who produces 400+ receptions in 4 seasons and not miss a beat... How did I miss this thread? LOL
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    What I love about the 99-yarder is that it was on a schoolyard kind of play -- isolate your best receiver in an otherwise empty part of the field and toss him the ball.
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    I thought the same thing :D
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    The thought was that he was "getting older" and would be on the downside of his career etc, and that since he was a slot guy, just about anyone could step in and fill that role--particularly Edelman.

    I think it's completely ridiculous, and sincerely hope that some of those posters have seen the light a little more.

    It is my opinion (certainly arguable) that Welker is the 2nd most important player on the team. He is every single thing that we want on this team, and I believe he is a lot of what Belichick looks for as a player. I couldn't imagine why anyone would be so extremely short-sighted, but it isn't surprising with some of the thoughts around here.
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    Give this man a contract already ! Lock up the beast
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    Wes struggled at times last year. He was still a very good receiver, but not the exceptional one we're used to seeing. He had a lot of drops, he was a bit slower, and didn't have the same burst. 2010 WW doesn't make that 99-yard catch-and-run.

    It's clear now that those struggles were due to recovering from his injury, and not age. His speedy recovery was nothing short of miraculous, but it was impossible to expect him to be the same player he was less than a year after he got hurt. But he's back, and he looks ready for a huge season.
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    It's the 2 year lag theory. It's always the second year removed from a major injury that a truer reflection of a person's ability returns.
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    Nothing against Mankins contract BS aside, but they should have named Welker a captain on offense considering they allowed Moss to achieve that distinction more than once upon a time... Wes is the epitome of what Brady needs to play with, guys who never lose focus in the best or toughest of times and are both mentally and physically tough as nails. I love that when someone asked him to gush over the TE's last night he didn't take the bait. Rather he talked about how important it will continue to be to keep them focused and consistently productive and working hard to insure they don't have bad games.
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    Wes is the best and the Patriots need to re-sign this guy. He is very valuable to this team and has become to Tom Brady what Deion Branch used to be, his invaluable "go to" guy.
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    Brady has chemistry with Welker because of the tenacity they both bring to this offense. With the addition of Woodhead there is now a trio of guys with constant uphill battles and a chip for each shoulder.

    A QB who can't move. No problem, if I read the defense well enough I won't have to.

    A tiny RB. No problem, it is an advantage when used to hide. They think I'm a thigh pad!

    A little WR. Little?? Did you not see that stiff arm?!?

    This is the embodiment of the football spirit. When you hear announcers speak about the fact that the winning team will be the team that wants it more, they are talking about these 3 guys and whether or not their passion has permeated the team. They are the terriers that just won't let go of the toy even though you lifted them off the ground and shook it. They will fight you every step of the way no matter what you throw at them.

    What they bring to the team is immeasurable.

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    He's a beast. Any QB would love to have a guy like that.
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    ...while standing alone in an empty backfield in your own end-zone!
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    Except, of course, the LOLphins. :rofl:
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    Brady, you can obviously tell, has a lot of faith in him, even though 12 threw him in harms way more than a couple times.

    The kid is tough, his work ethic and attitude are world caliber, he takes nothing for granted (IMO an important side effect of an injury - appreciation).

    He is an important part of this offense and he is a great example of of a team leader.

    He deserves a healthy new contract. 11 is good too but no 83, not yet nor in the next couple years, albeit 11 is developing quite nicely.

    Pay the man, he truly desreves a new contract sooner rather than later...
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    Wes Welker is one of the toughest and most stubborn (in a good way) football players I've ever watched. I love the guy and hope they extend his arse.
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    Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    I was really surprised that the dolphins blitzed on that play knowing there were 5 wide-receivers.

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    Tom Brady Destroying Miami for 517 passing yards.
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    Re: Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    Their choices are blitz and pray or get picked apart. At that point they were probably happy to get the 99-yard drive over in 1 play instead of 15.
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    Re: Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    My Gawd in that middle embedded vid, Brady looks like (Gulp!!!) Maroney dancing around in the pocket! :eek::eek::eek:
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    Re: Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    Really sucks when you're at the stadium and those plays happen to your team. The ball is snapped and you see it coming before the ball is thrown ... and it hurts. I would love to see a panorama of the Dolphin fans faces as Tom threw that ball.
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    Re: Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    Did you see all of those fans behind the dolphins bench jumping up and down celebrating the play? There must be a lot of Pats fans in Miami.
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    Re: Can't-Miss Play: Welker goes the distance (VIDEO)

    When a team has to prepare for crowd noise at home, I would say yeah, there is quite a few!
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