The easy thing is not always the right thing. That is the hardest part about running a successful NFL franchise. Unless you’re Bill Belichick, that is.
The hoodie and his minions — and/or staff — have always been very much about putting the business first. While some teams add players to try and liven up their fan base or re-sign guys based off emotion and sentimentalism, Belichick has a method.
Belichick doesn’t do old. He doesn’t do bad work ethic. He won’t sign off on big money – Tom Brady being the exception. He doesn’t have the patience for slow learners, and more than anything he focuses on the future and not the past.
That last one is why Wes Welker is now with the Denver Broncos. Belichick just isn’t the sentimental type, which is likely also why he’s so successful. He makes sound, rational decisions without allowing emotions to seep in and cloud his judgment.
The Welker decision was merely another example of Belichick making decisions with his head and not his heart. Seeing...