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Who would you rather have? Welker or Amendola?

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  1. festy1986

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    So I think it's obvious welker was let go for money reasons. Regardless of how you feel about that who would you rather have?

    Welker over the next two years or Danny vs the next 5?

    Personally welker over the next two years seems the obvious choice, I don't see a scenario baring a injury how he doesn't give you the 200 catches the next two seasons.

    I don't care how old he is he hasn't had injury concerns and any argument using that is moot considering who they brought in to replace his production. Thoughts?
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    Did we have an option for Welker at 2 yrs?

    Until we hear all the real details then it's tough to answer.

    Can I take a 27 year old Welker in the meantime?
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    I suppose that's a legit point. I can't blame welker for bein angry but it's hard to imagine that giving an option at 2 years/12 or was t 14? That he wouldn't choose the pats even given how they treated him.

    Not to mention giving Danny equal money. I'm not sure why they thought that was worthy of their money. He hasn't performed up to welkers numbers and there isn't any guarantee he will. Yet he's gonna be paid as if he is
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    Welker and it's not even close. Besides being made of glass Amendola (who has played 11 games over the last two years) isn't anywhere near as good as Welker. Very upsetting day.
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    Welker in a landslide. Better, more consistent, and more durable. I'm not going to get overly emotional about the move like some posters are doing, but it wasn't a good one. The team needs at least one more WR, hopefully in the big, physical, athletic mold.
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    Ill hold off answering until I see Brady and Amendola play a few games together.
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    I'd choose Welker since I feel we are in position to compete for a SB for the next 2-3 years and I believe he has at least 2 more great seasons in him. Plus us not having Welker also means a team like Denver and Peyton Manning has him.

    I don't feel disappointed to the extent of alot of the guys bashing the FO, because there is a chance Amendola makes the offense a bit more dynamic and is a longer term solution. Right now though I think Welker is the safer option and I feel he should've been here until he started declining.
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    well they both got different deals..but welker regardless
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    See that's the point I think is overlooked exactly what you are saying its not an option of Welker of the past for $6M it's a 33 & 34 year old Welker and we have no idea if that is the same player or not but historically WR especially start to slow down at that age. We paid $9.5M for a 31 year old Welker so I can't put it on the money aspect as much as on the age.
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    I can't answer this question without using only emotion and guess work. To put things simply, I'm not a GM.

    Is it crazy to think Amendola could be more productive as soon as next season? Is it far-fetched to think Welker wins a Super Bowl next year while Amendola finishes the year on the IR? Who knows?

    I can't be upset by Belichick making a lateral move to brings in a comparable player who is a bigger part of long-term plans. Sure, I felt a little anxiety when I read Welker signed the new deal with Denver. I couldn't believe the term of the contract. But then Amendola came along. If I had to guess, time and Amendola will heal our wounds, but that is only a guess.
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    I really want to see if Amandola does, in fact, add another dimension to the offense that Welker didn't. If he can be of a more down the field presence than Welker, then I'll be happy with him even if there's a dip in production.
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    As always, I'll wait until the returns are in.

    Durability is the key factor. Welker has been made of nails. Amendola, fine china. I love Amendola's game, but he needs to keep it on the field. I don't have much doubt he can produce at or near Welker's level if he's healthy.
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    It doesn't matter who I'd rather have. What matters is the team and its final construction.
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    Hands down I'd rather still have Welker around.
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    He is bigger, faster and more athletic it's just a question of durability and intelligence
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    If Welker was 27 there wouldn't have been a decision. He would have gotten the 5 year deal probably for double what Amendola got, if you can somehow make Welker 27 but still have the production he had after 27.
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    Amendola and it's not even close.
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    Welker by far.

    Anyone trying to act like Amendola is some sort of good replacement is kidding themselves. The timing of Brady and Welker is impeccable and the best duo in the league from a chemistry standpoint which is huge in this offense.

    The Patriots needed a wideout more then anything by far. That has held up this offense a lot in the last few years against top defenses in tight games. There hasn't been any real threat to stretch the field in years. Had they gotten Wallace and then signed Amendola then this wouldn't sting so bad, but they haven't addressed the wideout position for years other then those cheap bandaid attempts at getting Chad Johnson and Lloyd. Get a real freaking wideout for Brady already for god sakes. This method has already proven itself to fail.

    BB shouldn't be given GM duties and I've wanted that to happen for a few years now. The guy hasn't been able to fix that defense to save his life, and he gets all this credit for the team's wins over the last few years, but it's been at the hands of the offense which is mainly due to having Tom Brady who is probably the best QB of all time. The Patriots need a GM that won't be some "yes man" to BB. That's what they need more then any free agent right now. Get a guy who can actually make a top defensive unit and a guy that understands what a really good wideout could do for this offense.
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    At 27 Welker had played 48 games with 208 catches, 2,296 yards and 9 touchdowns..
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    Edelman was given the starting role over Wes at the beginning of last year. Amendola is arguably a more explosive wr option than Jules. Both of whom have injury issues. Not bad insurance for each other at their unique wr roles for each other, much like we have tried to insure both aspects of gronkandez this year. The question is Lloyd or Jennings, and who is the deep threat. Heywordbey is intriguing based on deep speed alone. Don't get me wrong, I want nothing to do with him, however he would fit the moss type role of potentially demanding dedicated safety play. I think this would be better suited to a drafted player but haven't paid enough attention lately to give a name to target.

    That said, bring back seabass, and pump money into the defensive secondary. An I the only one that thinks namdi would look great in the flying Elvis? Vet safety to "lead the kids" and a flyer late on a drafted db who fell.
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    This is my feeling. If people could get as consistently open as Welker, there'd be more guys like him in the league. There aren't.
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    But how many NFL QB's can make those passes and reads on underneath coverages? Brady, Manning and less than a handful more. It's not as easy as people think those are very congested tight spaces and bad passes result in pick sixes because OL and QB's are all that that stand in the way.

    If other QB's could do it more teams would of been in play for Welker than Brady and Manning teams.
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    Do you just go thread to thread cutting and pasting the same thing?
    Why wouldn't you post on your teams board instead of coming the one of the team that blew you out twice this year to criticize a better organization?
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    And Manning has never had a Welker kind of player either, so him using Welker properly is no guarantee.
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    I said Amendola this time last year so I'll stick with that.

    Just got a feeling the kid will be a star.
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    Very true.. Either way the only constant in life is change and this is one for Wes and the Patriots
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    If BB ever has a losing season with the Patriots you can repost this and you might get a few likes but till then you sound silly. Your terrible GM drafted your best QB all time in the 6th round has been 5 SB and with .600 win percentage in them.
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    My question is, which player is in the better situation to succeed. Welker having Manning throwing to him or Amendola having Brady throwing to him? My answer is Welker. He's better than Brandon Stokley. Conversely, would Amendola split time with a re-signed Julian Edelman? Imagine that, you would need a third slot wide receiver to backup both of those players. Brandon Stokley? Austin Collie? Markus Wheaton?
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    Welker! No question about it!
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