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    Filed to ESPN: Broncos in serious talks, trying to hammer out an agreement with Patriots WR Wes Welker. Decision expected today.
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    Re: Schefter: Wes possibly going to Denver

    Congrats BB, you have seriously downgraded our team and created one of the best WR trios in the last 10 years on an AFC rival!
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    Filed to ESPN: Broncos in serious talks, trying to hammer out an agreement with Patriots WR Wes Welker. Decision expected today
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    Re: Schefter: Wes in serious talks with Denver

    This would be the ultimate betrayal. He goes to the Jets, it don't matter. He goes to a contender, it might take that team over the top.
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    Re: Schefter: Wes possibly going to Denver

    If true, best of luck to you Wes (except against the Pats), you will always be one of my favorites.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    I posted this in another thread:

    Well, if the Broncs get him it will be very disappointing. If he goes for decent money (IE not too expensive), it will be really upsetting. The Pats will need to make up for the loss and I ain't excited for Danny Amadola. I think the only thing that would work is signing Victor Cruz or making a trade for another solid WR.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    If this happens, I want to see what the deal is before I get outraged.
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    If I recall correctly the Broncos dont have much money to do this so he will likely come back realizing our offer is still best. Or the Broncos will mortgage the future to bring him in by backloading and guarenteeing a lot. We will see what happend but still seems like an agent ploy to me. How to make the Pats panic the most try and convince them he will go to Manning.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Cmon BB don't let this happen.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    If it's not for a massive massive pay day I'll be pissed.

    If he moves for similar money it's because of how he's been treated and that would be a real failing on the part of the front office
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Pretty much where I'm at. I'd have to see what the contingency plan is before deciding whether it was the right call or not.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Pats better realize what's going on and ante up to retain him. If not, I am hoping they go after Amendola/Edelman/Cribbs, big bodied X receivers, and retool this offense to be less focused on the "dink and dunk."

    Wes leaving like this - to play for Peyton - would be a huge betrayal.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    First let me say this. I was WW on the team.

    But, would it leave more opportunity in the middle for our TEs if he wasn't there as well? Granted, i feel it's a net loss and they would need 1-2 WRs to take the middle to long part of the field to make a change worth making.

    Still, let's hope it falls apart because we don't WW to have to compare Manning and Brady :(
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    Key part of the tweet is a "decision" is expected today. Let's hope the Patriots put something together to make sure he makes one to remain here.
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    Re: Schefter: Wes possibly going to Denver

    Let's not go overboard. Thomas and Decker had great years last year, but they gotta show that last year wasn't a fluke for either one. Thomas had under 1,000 yards his first two years combined although he had Tebow throwing to him in his second year, but he couldn't stay healthy in either of those years.

    As for the Pats, we should wait until we see what the Pats do before we judge if the Pats seriously downgrades the team. If the Pats use Welker's money and significantly improves the defense, this team could be significantly better even if the passing game takes a hit.

    And we don't even know if Welker is gone yet.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Betrayal? give me a break. He has done everything for this organization and the organization refuses to pay him what he deserves. How many 100+ reception seasons? If you want to talk betrayal, look towards the Pats front office, not WW.
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    Denver is going to be scary and we now have a huge hole to fill with no one out there. Could this be the uear the O actually downgrades? With their schedule. They cant
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    This is as suspected. We discussed this last week. Denver, Indy and Engand were our best bets for a landing place for Welker.

    The team has the money to sign Welker. Brady has given them that, if some think that the team didn't have the room before.

    The team has a certain value in mind for Welker, as they have shown by their action of the last couple of years.

    I hope that Welker makes a decision soon so that we can move on with decision-making with regard to wide receivers.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Jesus people, relax. It's like some of you have never been through free agency before. No one is reporting a deal is done, or even that it's imminent, calm down.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Notice that Schefter says "decision" and not "deal" or "agreement." It's not at all guaranteed right now.

    Also, this seems a lot like when Brandon Lloyd visited the 49ers last offseason right before signing with the Pats. If Belichick won't budge to keep Welker off the Broncos, then he's not going to budge. A year ago, I don't think Belichick budged, but it still ended in a deal.
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    Re: Schefter: Wes possibly going to Denver

    Now that's funny!

    The one thing that we can all guarantee is that no matter what, someone will go overboard.
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    Demaryius Thomas is a top 10 WR that still hasn't reached his ceiling.
    Welker is a top 10 WR.
    Decker is one of the best #2 WRs in the league.

    Hows that overboard if they sign Wes?
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    interesting......that's going to be 8M per that the broncos don't get to spend on their defense.....it's not like they need him and he will take catches away from thomas and decker.......
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    Exactly. Let's go with a crazy hypothetical. Let's say they let Welker walk and they trade for Larry Fitzgerald and the draft pick compensation isn't crazy. Are the Pats in worse shape? Odds are Plan B, C, D, and E don't realistically include Fitzgerald, but it might include someone who will minimize the loss and might make the team overall much better with money spent elsewhere.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    It's just the absolute worst case scenario. The Broncos are the only team I really think is on the same level as the Pats in the AFC. Manning is the only QB I think can use Wes Welker as Brady can.
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    Maybe they're promising him a moat.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    I don't mind if he goes for more money. If it's for the same money, that reflects poorly on the franchise when we're trying to land some FAs ourselves.

    I hope it's more money. If so, best of luck to him. Hate to make a post like this is a done deal, but my gut feeling here is he's gone. And I'm kinda okay with that, provided it's more than we wanted him for.
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    Regarding the Broncos salary cap they had 9.5M before the FA period started and Dumervil is restructuring so I'm sure they can make this work. I hope it's 4/44 with 20 guaranteed or something outrageous so I don't feel too bad.......until of course our defense has to cover him. Our defense over the middle for all the attention paid to the DBs is a major weakness. Wes will have a field day with Manning getting him the ball.
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    Re: Schefter: Denver in serious talks with Wes

    I'm disgusted by the way we've treated this guy. The "cheapness" of this team knows no bounds. spit.
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