Found September 10, 2012 on
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Wes Welker has been Tom Brady's go to receiver almost since the day he was acquired from the Dolphins (bet they wish they could have a do-over on that one), yet when the Patriots handily beat the Titans on Sunday, Welker was nary to be seen.The All-Pro slot receiver finished his day with three catches for 14 yards, putting Welker on track for 48 catches, far from his 2011 pace of 122 catches. While its hard to believe that Welker's season will continue along those lines, here are a few factors that need to be examined, and what they could mean for Welker's future.The emergence of New England's pair of young tight endsRob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez have surely cut into Welker's touches. Last year Gronkowski shattered receiving records for tight ends and scored an incredible 18 touchdowns (17 receiving, one rushing), while his teammate Hernandez, showed his versatility down the stretch by lining up at tight end, wide receiver, and even halfback during the Pat...
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Wes Welker owners are cursing themselves for using an early round pick on the New England receiver, after a three-catch, 14 yard performance against the Titans week one.
ESPNboston’s Mike Reiss reports that in addition to limited targets (Only 5 passes from Brady), Welker was on the field for just 43 of New England’s 67 offensive snaps. For a player that lined up for nearly 90...
Frenz: Does Wes Welker's Reduced Role Mean New England Patriots Are Moving On?: Good breakdown from...
If their dominating week 1 victory against the Tennessee Titans was any indication on Sunday, it appears as if the New England Patriots may already be working on phasing out wide receiver Wes Welker as the team prepares to see what life may look without No. 83 next season.
We all know teh background when it comes to Welker and the Patriots. The receiver is unhappy with his contract...
From a fantasy owner's perspective, every star is allowed a "stinker" or two. Wes Welker's production over the past five years warrants a pass for yesterday's three-catch performance. With that being said, the signs are pointing to a major decrease in Welker's catches this year.Going back to the offseason - the Patriots signed Brandon Lloyd, and extended...
Wes Welker started his 2012 season with 3 catches for a whopping 14 yards. While Welker did under perform, there are quite a few mouths to feed on that offense. Welker is going to get his share but I expect a small drop off in production this year.
Tom Brady made another little bit of NFL history on Sunday afternoon, as he passed another legend in the league's record book. The Patriots quarterback threw two touchdown passes in New England's 34-13 win, giving him 302 for his storied career. That number puts him ahead of another quarterbacking legend, John Elway, on the all-time passing touchdowns list. How does Brady...
Tom Brady was left with a bloody nose after being sacked by Kamerion Wimbley in the second quarter of Sunday’s Patriots-Titans game. Wimbley chased down Brady who was trying to escape the pressure by rolling to his right, and the linebacker clawed him with a paw that went through the facemask. Brady put his hand toward his nose immediately, knowing that he was hurt. Since that...
Most Patriots fans would be happy if Tom Brady took every snap this season, but beyond the future Hall of Famer, New England has just one quarterback waiting in the wings. That could explain the recent interest in working out QBs. The Patriots worked out eight players, including quarterbacks Curtis Painter and Stephen McGee on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. The other six players...
Better than Digiornos Juan…
Tom Brady feels fine about his scarred nose as long as his supermodel wife does.
There was a faint red mark - but no bandage- near the bridge of his nose as he stood at a podium for his weekly news conference on Wednesday. His nose also was uncovered Monday night during a charity bowling event he attended with New England Patriots teammates and Gisele Bundchen.
The last time the Patriots had a legitimate No. 1 running back lurking in their backfield, Corey Dillon had just turned 30 years old and Tom Brady was closing in on his third Super Bowl title. Almost eight years later, Stevan Ridley has finally appeared to reinvigorate the Patriots lost art. In an offense where Brady has been the primary, secondary and tertiary focus -- almost since...
We clowned on Tom Brady for his goofy studio photos that NBC aired during the Super Bowl, but it’s obvious that whoever the network’s photographer is an old hand at inducing regrettable poses out of athletes. And so there is now Flirty Von Miller, gazing past his hipster glasses to ask you if you need help reaching that top shelf.
That was a mostly plodding first half. Apparently...
The AFC East will be one of the weakest divisions in 2012, with only the New England Patriots posing any kind of threat to go deep in the playoffs. However, even the Patriots will not be as dominant as they have been in years past due to a below average offensive line, a concept that was previously foreign to Tom Brady.Over the last decade, the formula for having success against...