Re: Bronco's, Manning bail out Wes Welker in Mile High NFL 2013 debut........
posted at 9/6/2013 2:31 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to RallyC's comment:
I admit, it was hard to stomach the game last night watching Wes run around catching balls from Gomer. It was kinda like a Johnny Damon moment for me, until Wes showed us why he is no longer here.
Last night was a PERFECT microcosm of Wes Welker as a New England Patriot. In the end Wes walked away from last night with 9-catches, 2-TDs from a future HOF QB and the resulting win. BUT that win, when the moments were the biggest and squarely in Wes Welker's hands, HE failed BOTH TIMES.
First, Wes made one of the worst blunders in football. YOU NEVER FAIR CATCH A PUNT INSIDE OF YOUR OWN 10-yard line!!! The returner is trained to stand on the 11-yard line and if he has to take even one step back to line it up, he is supposed to abort and get away from the ball. Not only did he disobey this cardinal rule, HE TRIED TO CATCH IT AND FUMBLED!!! Result, easy Raven's TD. Add stupidity to fundamentally wrong and you can see that something not quite right is going on in WW's head.
THEN on the most pivotal play of the game, WES DROPS THE BALL that he should catch every time! Look familiar? BUT he gets bailed out by no challenge/review by the Ravens and the Broncos score a TD seconds later. THE TD that arguably changes the game and puts the Ravens in chase mode for the rest of the night. SURE WW's stats look good on paper, but if you watched the game with your eyes, you see exactly why BB let Wes Walker!!! No offense intended to any of you WW fans out there, but this is the truth. Wes played the worst 9-catch, 2-TD, win game I've seen in a long time. Its no coincidence that we are seeing this type of a choke so regularly from him now, it is a trend, becoming the norm. Still glad he is gone..........
Very Johnny Damon parallel. Agree. Sometimes the ego overtakes a situation and those people regret it, long term.
Damon was booed here from there on out and for good reason. Some players get it in this town, some don't.
But, 67 yards receiving isn't that great for Welker standards, IMO. Also, his botched fumble on that punt, he looked old to me.
Man, no doubt! He looks like a chubby little dude who isn't really fat but still kind of water-buggish and can get open. But as he said earlier this summer, 'Peyton wants you to do what Peyton expects you to do' whereas 'Tom gave some flexibility by providing options on each play'. He looks so uncomfortable and he and Peyton look more like a Bert and Ernie instead of the Batman and Robin that came across when he was running with Tom.