Wes Welker Phase-Out Plan Veering Off Course And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

October 1, 2012 8:42 AM
Wes Welker Phase-Out Plan Veering Off Course And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts
" BOSTON (CBS) — This is why we don’t make broad, long-term judgments based on one or two games. OK, kids?

After Week 1, Wes Welker was halfway out of New England. Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft had had enough with his leading the league in receptions and wanted to teach him a thing or two about making money as a free agent! The phase-out was on.

After Week 2, Welker was still considered to be a small part of the offense, even though he led the team with 95 receiving yards. “Yeah, but he¬†only was targeted 11 times! And it’s only because Aaron Hernandez got hurt!” the Welker truthers shouted.

In Week 3, Welker had a ho-hum eight-catch, 142-yard performance against the Ravens, but they said it was only because Julian Edelman left the game due to injury.

Now, after a Week 4 performance in which he caught nine passes for 129 yards, make no mistake: Wes Welker is still a centerpiece of this offense "

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