Found March 15, 2013 on
New England Patriots
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...
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The 50 Cent team over at SK Energy Shots inked a sponsorship deal with New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. This helped lead to a big boost in sales in the North East region of the U.S. The marketing strategy included Wes on tons of garbage cans throughout the Boston are — Now that he’s officially heading to Denver, we’ll see...
Wes Welker may be hooking up with a future Hall of Fame QB after all.
The former New England Patriots standout wide receiver is in “serious talks” with the Denver Broncos today, the second day of free agency, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The team reportedly wants to “hammer out a deal” with the All-Pro slot receiver.
Welker, 31, had 118 catches for 1,354 yards last year...
Just before I left work today a co-worker interrupted my conversation to tell me that Wes Welker was gone, on his way to Denver. A minute later, thanks to the wonders of twitter, I saw that it was a two-year deal. I became puzzled, wasn’t that what the Pats offered Welker last year, a deal he rejected? I rationalized that Welker surely got two years and $16 million or more...
I'm as heartbroken as anybody right now. Watching Wes Welker leave for nothing more than an average contract has to make you think that the Patriots have something up their sleeves... RIGHT??
Well according to SI.com, Bill Belichick's master plan will not include free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. The teams interested include the 49ers (seriously, where are they getting...
Guess Warren Sapp is tired of listening to NFL blowhards talk about Bill Belichick. Listen closely to what Sapp had to say on a hot mic as some blowhard talks to Scott Hanson about the Patriots draft philosophy.
You hear Warren f-bombing the Belichick angle.
Warren is then reminded that the NFL Network could play the Seahawks angle and lose viewers, which would lead to less advertising...
Wes Welker Wired (by amaris574)
There are actually reports surfacing that Touchdown Tommy was enraged that the Patriots let Wes Welker escape to Denver. Granted the two of them have some serious chemistry, but I don’t think Danny Amendola should be overlooked. If that guy can stay healthy, he’s pretty damn good. It’s too early to tell, but the Patriots offense was a juggernaut and Welker seemed like a perfect...
Mike Felger (Comcast Sports TV Anchor and Radio Host) had allegedly called out Mike Reiss (Patriots Beat Writer for ESPN Boston) for being "in the bag of the team." Felger is referring to Reiss's comment about Wes Welker's agent being partially at fault for the mishap in...
So, Danny Amendola wasn’t a reaction to Wes Welker‘s exit, after all.
According to Tom E. Curran, the Patriots and the former Rams receiver agreed to the five-year deal on Tuesday — not Wednesday when the signing was leaked. That being said, Curran believes that the Pats had likely already moved on from Welker and went after Amendola when No. 83 went on the market.
On the heels of a report that Wes Welker was considering leaving New England after they low balled him on their offer, enters Bill Simmons. The rumor mill continues.
Before you say, "Isn't he a columnist/podcast host/pop culture/grantland creator/nba tv guy?" remember that Simmons does have connections in the sports world. How can he not at this point?
He often references...
After Wes Welker signed in Denver I started thinking about The Trade again. So much has happened since the start of the 2011 Red Sox season. “The Best Team Ever” as coined by the Boston Herald did little, if anything, to make themselves the best team in Red Sox history. They historically collapsed in September of that season and the following summer things really fell apart:...