Re: Putting the Welker dropped pass to lose the Super Bowl to rest!
posted at 2/8/2013 5:17 AM EST
In response to TFB12's comment:
It's time to stop using the lame Welker dropped the ball and lost the Super Bowl excuse to not sign Welker to a new contract.
Lately when someone post that the Patriots shouldn't sign Welker because he dropped that perfectly thrown, right on target pass from my man TFB to lose the Super Bowl, I have asked the following very simple yet ignored question...
Please describe the very next play and nobody has done it. Why? They don't remember? They just want to blame Welker because he is seeking a well deserved and fair contract from the Patriots for once. Well let me take a moment and explain.. after all, the Brady to Welker play was only 2nd down. So what happend next......
3rd down and 11, Patriots at the Giants 44 yard line, needing to get to the 33 yard line for the first down. Brady takes the snap under center, Woodhead behind him. The ball is snapped, TFB fakes the handoff to Woody, drops back, has all day to pass and finally throws the ball to an open Branch who is cutting accross the middle of the field at the 25 yard line. The pass is a bit behind Branch yet branch gets his hands on the ball and drops it just as a defender hits him.
During the replay Chris Collinsworth says "It's a poor throw by Tom Brady, really Branch could have helped him by slowing down in the middle of the field, there's space in there". Then says " I think Michael Boley scared Brady off of throwing that thing a head of Branch, and Branch really should have seen that and settled in the hole and made that an easier throw".
So you tell me, why is all the blame on Welker for losing the Super Bowl when the very next play they had another chance but a poor route by Branch and a poor throw by Brady along with Branch dropping the pass, causing a 4th down and punting the ball back to the Giants? Why is the blame on Welker? Why not Brady for two poorly thrown balls in back to back plays or Branch for running a poor route and dropping the ball? Please explain why the blame all goes on Welker?
Doesn't matter, took the gas out of the Patriots. Brady didn't even look his way for 3rd down.