Re: Patriots FA chatter dying down.
posted at 3/12/2013 8:04 AM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
So as it looks now I am optimistic that the Patriots sign Welker but after early chatter about the Patriots interested in some other big name players, it has all died down and other teams are the favorites to sign some of the top players I was looking forward to the Pats going after.
Goldson... Lions, Bucs, 49'ers and Eagles in the running.
Reed... No has an agent and Pats, Colts, and 49'ers in the running with the Ravens now possibly able to keep him.
Wallace... Looks like Miami
Talib.... Redskins making a push, his former coach is with the Redskins and could helo get him there.
The only chatter being Pats related other then Welker likely back is they are interested in Desmond Bryant and of course Ed Reed who has been named long ago, and I don't see that working out.
I would be very happy with Welker back but we also need some other quality players too. Not feeling very optimistic about any other big quality players joining the Pats. The Pats are 9th on the list of teams with the most money to spend, I want them to spend smart but also want some quality guys. Not looking great right at the moment.
One of the biggest hinderances to the Patriots bringing in a marquee FA is the Wes Welker saga. If they would just move on, we would be so much better off in filling a REAL need vs. keeping a "luxury" who has disappointed in the two bigget moments of his stat filled, trophy-less carreer. He is the antithesis to David Tyree. He's like the Rajon Rondo of the Patriots, except that Rondo has won a title!