I've got 2 Patriots jerseys, and one of them is Welkers.  Huge fan, and stood by him even when he dropped those clutch need to win passes.  It's a loss, a huge loss and no one is going to come in here and fill his shoes immediately.  However, I must say I'm pretty excited about Amendola.  Yes he has had some injuries, but there is no denying he has an incredible set of skills.  I'm sure Brady is pissed right now, one of his best friends and his security blanket is moving on.  But when he and and Amendola build a chemisty and trust, I don't doubt that great things are going to happen here.