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    Yah he looks fast on that return.

    heh just noticed at the beginning of that clip it says

    Raiders Randy Moss - Groin/Ribs
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    Bethel. Johnson. Indy. Breathe.
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    I'm not sure it's been mentioned already but there has been lots of talk about Welker as a kick returner in isolation. Meaning much of the discussion has been centered on his capabilities alone.

    What I'm more excited about is the possibility of putting Wes and Maroney in at the same time. Now, there is no obvious person the other team would want to kick it to.
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    Hobbs was also lights out when he replaced Maroney back there. One things first sure we have options back there this year.
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    maroney is not gonna be returning kicks anymore, or at least very few. you dont put your starting RB in on special teams return to get tired or potentially hurt. im guessing it will be hobbs and welker on kick returns.
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    Believe you just nailed one of the prime reasons Welker was signed. Maroney took one for the team last year returning kickoffs. Given the need to keep him fresh, and his role as primary back this season, it's important to relieve him of his kickoff duties.

    Welker fits so well as one of the team's returners (punts and kicks) and as a slot receiver who is quick in his cuts, fearless over the middle, and incredibly hard to cover. Having a player like him mixed with the other receivers provides the variety that Brady will come to love and that will drive defenses crazy. Given some of the negative posts recently about Welker, I think it's important to really look at the role he will play for the team. If people assumed that he was acquired to simply be a #1 or #2 WR, they are gravely mistaken. Given the subsequent acquisitions of Stallworth and Washington, the plan for the passing game is now revealed and potentially brilliant.
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    Welker had a bad kick return average last year. I don't see how you can argue that.
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    Here's my argument: he was on the Dolphins.
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    CASUALTIES: Whomever happens to get in their way and it stinks to be them! MUHAHAHAHA

    that would be the pats
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    :confused:

    Welker has already proven to be a much better player than Bethel. The fact that Bethel has had a couple of plays which were as good as this has nothing to do with how good Welker may or may not be.

    Bethel had a few good plays and otherwise sucked. Welker has had a few good plays and otherwise not sucked.
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    Can't argue it. But that doesn't mean it was his fault or that he's not a good returner.
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    you think Bethel was, wait until you see Welker in your teams jersey, he is awesome, definately a fan fav, he will be loved in NE
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    wes wont be like this:


    Newly signed by the Patriots, receiver Donté Stallworth said he had no problems with the Eagles' coaching staff last season. He added that he realized his off-the-field approach had to change after some veteran players told him it was creating a perception that he didn't care.
    -- Philadelphia Inquirer
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    I'm pretty sure there's a rule that says: no fan of a 6-10 team may talk smack about a team that went 14-5 and was a first down away from the Superbowl while in a rebuilding year.

    It's called the Cleo Culpepper Rule.
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    :confused:

    There were no indications Stallworth had any problems with Philly last year.
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    If Stallworth's biggest transgression was the perception that he didn't care, and he admits that he has to change his off-field behavior, then I'm even more excited to have him in the fold.
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    i couldnt tell you i just read that on cnnsi truth or romours
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    haha CLeo Culpepper Rule thats funny man
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    no seriously thats really funny, you think i dont know our QB situation is a joke? you better realize we Dolphin fans understand if we want to ever get back to be the best in the AFC East we will need to get a QB
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    I think he was talking about some advice he got in NO perhaps too late to salvage a relationship with Payton who was intent in sending messages and changing the culture. He was occasionally late to meetings and practices although according to the media there he was never a problem child per se and was well liked in the clubhouse. Maturity issues he may well be past. Now his issue will be consistency of focus, which to some extent every player has to deal with, and staying healthy which many of our players have ample experience with. He should fit in no problem.
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    Why are you being a wise a**. I think Welker will make a good punt returner but we won't really know until he tries because he did have a sub par year last year, for whatever reason. Never did I say it was all his fault.
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    Stallworth wasn't talking about Philly. In that quote he is actually talking about over a year ago, so that would put him on the Saints. Everyone in Philly said he was a good lockerroom guy. Stallworth also learned their playbook rather quickly, so I don't think his effort was a problem in Philly.
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    That's my point, there's no use in dredging up old news if there's newer evidence that contradicts it. People who want to see him fail - like Felger - should STFU until there's reason to believe that the Stallworth of 2+ years ago is more likely to show up than the Stallworth of last year.
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    Well, I guess the problem is YOU because I wasn't being a wise a**. Its been talked about ad nauseum and I didn't want to have to retype everything AGAIN because someone couldn't be bothered to read the other thread.

    OH, btw, I never claimed that you said it was all his fault. However, when you sit there and say Welker had a bad average and you can't argue it, well, in fact, you can.
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    You can not sispute that for whatever reason Welker had a bad average.

    You want FACTS. Welker ranked 28th on kickoff returns and 14th on punt returns.

    I know you know these stats but don't act like when people say that Welker wasn't great on kick returns last year that they have no basis for that.

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