Re: Does resigning Welker make sense?
posted at 10/10/2012 3:56 PM EDT
In response to rkarp's comment:
In response to palookaski's comment:
^^^ Ok you guys please stop the bashing, let it go. Good thread here.
Signing Wes is a great Idea but not at anywhere near $8 mil/per for a slot. Those numbers are for extraordinary young deep threat wideouts, not between the hashes.
Wes should think about going elsewhere and getting killed. Wes works in a system now that has two great TE and now a deep threat on the field who all demand tight coverage - this opens Wes up. Wes is prolly Bradys second read on each pass play because of this. Wes should know that any Team interested in him should have nearly the same pieces in place the Pats now have -or else his health will suffer.
Wes is a first down machine with his overwhelming receptions at 10 yards or less, very few over 20 yards. Skills deteriorate swiftly after age 32 which is reason why another team may not have interest at Big $. Any other team should also know that Wes' talents would be diminished if they're not setup like the Pats system. If I remember correctly Wes did some great work after Moss and before Gronk and Hern arrived but he suffered some physical abuse during that time.
I think Wes will go for a 2 Year 6-7 mil/per with an option for one more. Even That's aLotta $$$ for a slot that will get you progressively into FG range, rather than a game changer WR. Wes needs to be smart and realize that Bellichick knows what's going on. Staying with Brady is not bad idea either.
But then again if your a Dan Snyder or Jerry Jones, who knows? The cap ... is another story.
Have a great night all ... Thanks to all who try to keep the forum going in a + direction.
Wes already turned that deal down before he was franchised
Those numbers are not extrodinary for between the hashes? How many other receivers put those numbers as a slot receiver? Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz, Jimmy Graham, Aaron Hernandez, Vernon Davis, and Gronk are the only players capable of putting up those numbers between the hashes that I've seen. If you're going with strictly WRs...then just Victor Cruz and Percy Harvin.
Don't knock value from Wes because he's a slot receiver, because there are basically no slot receivers who have the same production as Wes except Victor Cruz. 1500 yards are 1500 yards, whether you get them from the outside or inside the hashes.
Wes thrived in 2009 when the only other option was Randy Moss. This was also when Moss started to slip too...Wes does not need 2 TEs and a deep threat to open up. Only thing working against Wes is his age, but there are always GMs who are willing to overpay