On the more positive move front Kerry Rhodes adds to the safety crop. Seriously most safeties in the league suck, yet a lot of teams are bending over backwards to give up decent ones. Rhodes would be amazing for us. He won't come quite as cheap as others though.
Like everyone else I don't understand the move, and I doubt we'll ever know.
Is it ego? Does BB think Welker is such a security blanket for Brady the offense can't evolve? Does he have some trade in the making?
Whatever the reason though, I have to imagine NFL players aren't going to be too keen to come play for BB. The man is cold.
Last edited by Blackluck : 03-13-2013 at 05:34 PM.
All the local media chatter has us cutting Lloyd, but unless we get someone else in FA that seems risky IMO. We still are very, very thin at WR, and if Amendola goes down we almost literally have no one else. Maybe we load up on WRs in the draft, but even if we do it takes rookie receivers a long time to develop (or in our case, not at all since we took Branch.)
Apparently the deal offered by the Patriots was 2 years $10 mil. with incentives to reach $16 mil. Welker was clearly trying to stick it to BB and took less money overall, but more money guaranteed. I don't blame Bill for anything regarding Welker. He clearly overvalued his own services, and I'm really happy we got Amendola. He's a younger version of Welker with better hands and more explosiveness. His injuries are a concern, but I'm sure that Bill has had that checked out.
I hope BB turns his attention towards Vollmer, Talib and Cason now. Protecting Brady is paramount, and Vollmer is arguably the best RT in football. I'd be happy keeping Lloyd and drafting a few young receivers. I'm actually less concerned now than I was a week ago.
Originally Posted by ElectricEye
I'm a whiny little kunt. Feel sorry for me as I go masturbate to a picture of my mom dressed as a teletubby.
I'm really not surprised by it, though. Think about how Welker acted since his contract was up to start 2012. He was outspoken in the media about his contract. He heldout. He then was clearly lacking focus when he returned. When he finally had a big game he said something along the lines of 'it's nice to stick it to Bill' and then, to top it all off, he calls the Patriots offer "laughable." It sounds like they offered a very similar deal that he scoffed at and then he came running back (when he realized the offer was right on par with his actual market value) expecting them to match Denver's offer, which was only different in guaranteed money.
I would love to hear/see/read more about Brady's comments. I'd be surprised if they weren't directed more towards Welker than they were towards the club.
I'm not sure about that last part Elvis. I think Brady realizes that right now, were looking like a 2006 offense in terms of WRs. And I don't blame him. We all said last year we needed a deep threat, and now we swapped Welker for an injury prone clone. Don't get me wrong, I love the potential there, but I'm slightly worried about his health. We should really go out and get a deep threat, and heres hoping it comes in the draft.
Originally Posted by WMD
Jesse realizing Walt was Santa Claus could really shake things up.
Amendola and Welker are different types. Amendola can line up wide and win more often but isn't as good inside. However he offers more in terms of explosive plays. I watched week 10 against SF and he ran a couple of whips against Carlos Rogers and got 5 yards of separation both times. Bear in mind that Welker couldn't get away from Rogers this year. I think it indicates that an outside guy will be a big priority in the draft though