In response to Brad34's comment:
In response to BabeParilli's comment:
There is no doubt our GM has left our receiving situation in a lurch. Very very very poor performance on this by him.
To be fair, he probably couldn't see AH getting incarcerated coming. But as soon as AH was bagged for murder 1, dramatic moves should have been made. They weren't.
As far as Amendola, it was a good potential signing but with his history, you don't go there with some rookies, a backup and a hurt HOF caliber TE as your mix. You don't bring in an injury question unless your situation is very stable.
If AH didn't happen or Welker was retained, the situation would be much better obviously.
Poor GMing on this, plain and simple.
Yeah it is not so much letting Welker go but the failing to adequately replace him that defies logic. He was the most productive receiver on the Pats for the last few years and they replace him with an iffy injury prone dud. DA would be more a replacement for Edelman not Welker.
Sometimes when you have a goose that lays golden eggs you think you can try any old silly ploy and when it hits the fan you will just reach under for some more of those "fix my latest f'up eggs". But even a golden goose can lay only so many of those golden eggs for you.