Re: The Wes Welker Situation
posted at 2/19/2013 11:51 AM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Would I love to have Welker back? Sure, but at a price. The Pats have holes to fix in the defense (SS, DT, possible CB if they can't retain Talib, DE and a LB that can cover well) and they need to lock up Vollmer to boot.
If the NFL were MLB and the Pats didn't want to pay Welker then, I'd be on your side. But Welker wants a 10-15 million dollar deal when the Pats only have 19 Million to spend this offseason. I wish you'd take that into consideration when you act as if the Pats are blatantly trying to NOT pay Welker.
This. I love Welker but really I root for the laundry not for the player (even Brady). If the best move for the team is to not pay him and let him go then that's business. There is no loyalty on either end as players leave all the time for the better pay and the teams let players go even if they gave them team friendly deals to begin with.
In the end the Pats will make an offer that's best for the team and Welker will find a deal that's best for him. Whether those two overlap who knows but I will always side with the team first and foremost
The team is first with me also. Not the names on the back of the jersey.
I remember watching the Pats in Jim Plunkett's rookie season.
I'll still be watching and rooting when Brady and Welker are long gone.
I might be saying, "Those were the good 'ole days" but hey, I've been through the bad times too. It goes with the territory of being a fan of one team.