Weird Welker Thought
posted at 1/4/2010 9:44 PM EST
I know this is far fetched and there is a 99% probability that the thought is wrong, but I was just reading on Welker's injury on CBS Sports and it kind of struck me...
Could it be faked?
Yes, I doubt it too and it is more likely just wishful thinking on my part, but here are some facts:
1. It was a non-contact injury. The replay shows really nothing with regard to movement of the knee.
2. It happened on the first offensive series.
3. Other teams regard Welker as the player to stop as, as noted and emphasized by Brady today, the O is oriented around Welker.
4. Belichick has been known to use the injury report to his advantage.
I understood earlier in the season that the Pats have been holding off changing much of the offensive scheme so they could reveal new things in the playoffs. Just a rumor, but not unbelievable.
So could creating an injury to Welker be part of that to really throw teams off? Will Welker appear in the Divisional game with a Willis Reed jersey on?
Yeah, crazy, I know, until it happens...