Source close to Brady keeps complaining about Pats

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In the aftermath of the news that the Patriots lost receiver Wes Welker to the Broncos, a source close to New England quarterback Tom Brady was “beyond enraged” by the news.

Another (or perhaps the same) source close to Brady continues to talk after the decision to replace Welker with Danny Amendola.  And the source close to Brady isn’t very happy.

“He’s got so much pressure on his shoulders now — again,” the source close to Brady told Mike Silver of Yahoo! Sports. “If the offense doesn’t perform at a high level, they’re screwed.  This is unbelievable.  It’s hard not to feel like they’ve sold him out.”

It’s easy to understand that sentiment.  Two weeks and two days after Brady agreed to a contract extension that created $15 million in cap space over the next two years, the Pats refused to spend $12 million of it on Welker.

The end result, per the source close to Brady, is that Brady “will feel like he’s been pierced in the heart.”

That’s a little extreme.  After all, the Patriots won three Super Bowls without Welker, and they’ve won none with him.  They continue to have an aggressive, versatile offense, and they’ll surely continue to be serious contenders in the AFC.

Still, with all the hype regarding the question of whether and to what extent Brady “took less” and whether the Patriots would parlay that gesture into a decision to keep players like Welker around, it’s hard not to wonder whether Brady will be upset.

We already know that one or more sources close to him are.

213 responses to “Source close to Brady keeps complaining about Pats

  1. Your just a number if your a Patriots player…Tom seems like a smart guy…I’m surprised he hasn’t figured that out yet.

  2. Why do we care what somebody not on the team cares? Also this person is close to Brady therefore they only care for Brady’s well being not the teams. This was a good team move

  3. I can understand the feeling. HOWEVER it’s just getting out of hand, too much complain and being extremist. Also, it doesn’t sound like a Tom Brady act.

    My opinion: This “Person close to” Tom Brady is overreacting and might not reflect Tom Brady per se.

  4. I think he’ll get over it.
    The receivers need to remember, If they want the ball, they’ve gotta catch the ball.
    If not, he won’t be looking their way.

  5. Tom Brady = system quarterback. There’s a reason why he has the skill set of a 6th round pick.

    Product of Bill Belichick’s system and Dante Scarnecchia’s brick wall offensive linemen.

    His glaring weaknesses are: Unable to throw effectively from a muddy pocket. Goes bananas under pressure. Zero lateral mobility, can’t throw effective on the run. Throws a horribly inaccurate deep ball. Needs lots of time in a perfectly clean pocket to make easy decisions and easy throws.

  6. Oh God !! Boo Hoo !! They have the best talent in the AFC practically and all people are worried about is the QB’s feelings. Quit whining and just get ready for the 2013 season !! It’s not the end of the world, for christ sakes !

  7. Tom Brady, such a tormented, sensitive victim. He lost his favorite binky. All will be better after mommy gives you a warm money bath.

  8. So, he is basically saying its all about Tom Brady right? What a joke! Brady must be crying his eyes out, get over it! The way this “source close to Brady” is making it sound like Welker was the whole team.

  9. Like a ping pong game back and forth drama in the AFC: Patriots/Ravens. I can see Tommy’s pouting face right now.

  10. its kinda sad but the numbers speak for themselves. Yes, Welker might be aging a bit but so is brady. He may not even be the starter in amendola’s final contract year anyone ever think of that? all in all, welker left for 2mil more but he left arguably one of the greatest qbs in history to join one of the greatest qbs in history. #winwin

  11. Where are all the Patriots fans claiming Welker was just a System guy who is easily replaceable and how Brady will make anybody look good ? Its seem like Tommy here doesn’t agree.

  12. He’s not alone. Amendola sucks and doesn’t deserve to cash in on Welker’s money. Meanwhile the defense is just as weak in the same spots it is every single year. As a fan I feel sold out too.

  13. Brady has every reasons to be upset. He took one for the team by taking a pay cut and then they lose Welker. It’s too bad that other QB’s can’t be a team player like Brady. Go Patriots!!!

  14. he dropped one super bowl away and also dropped numerous other playoff games away for them. What is the worry about him leaving? he’s great in the regular season.

    Amendola is more of a game breaker than Welker could ever be.

  15. I understand that he’s been around for some time now, but he should realize that the NFL is a business and that teams will eventually move on from their players.

  16. How is this news? No one cares about people close to him. Unless the sentiment is Brady’s, this is non-news.

    News Flash: Tom Brady’s brother in law mad. More as it develops.

    Come on, this is silly.

  17. Who is this source and why should we care what they think? Its not Tom Brady, it could be any random Patriots fan. Brady’s opinion is important, his friend’s is not.

  18. When reports are leaking out that Brady is unhappy, you know you’ve done something wrong.

    It makes me wonder if the agreement to shave his wages were in direct connection to signing his best buddy and basically family member, in Welker.

    I’d be furious too if that were the case.

  19. So upset Brady took paycut and the didn’t bring back his his boy kinda like broke back mountain II so upset karma boston all the teash talking you all do it’s time it catches up to you all pissed off Brady towards the fromt office is awesome heres a crowbar don’t stop

  20. From one choke job ( manning ) to another ( Wes dropped pass in Super Bowl ) you don’t need that choker brady , your better off with out his losing ways. He’ll fit perfectly with another big game loser.

  21. Brandy’s just mad that after the next playoff loss there will be no one to throw under the bus for dropped balls. Lol

  22. Not only did they not win a Super Bowl with Welker, he dropped a pass with four minutes to go in the game in SB46 that likely would have sealed the game for the pats. Brady will get over it.

  23. Ha good for them, not only did tha pats loose a really good wr , but now they dont have a go to guy for every down.

  24. The Pats won three Super Bowls with a great defense and an offense that was pretty conservative (I am not going to go down the taping road here folks).

    After that though, the offense changed to the key for the Pats and they have not won the big game.

  25. anti-patriots fans before: “welker is a product of a system, anyone could fill that role”
    patriot fans before: “welker is one of the best receivers in the game”
    anti-patriots fans after: “lawl patriots fans think he’s a product of a system and not one of the greatest receivers in the game, WHAT IDIOTS”
    patriots fans after (the smart ones atleast): “still one of the best receivers in the game”

  26. Dear Tom,

    You play in the AFC East. Therefore, you start every season with 6 automatic wins. You’ll be fine.

    Sincerely,

    The rest of the NFL

  27. If this “source” is so important to justify their comments, how about they put their name to the quote.Hey Tommy, if it’s too hot in the kitchen for you ask for a trade. I For one would’nt be disapointed.

  28. Amendola is 4 years younger & he can play the slot receiver like Welker. You cannot compare production previously, as they have had different routes, with different QB’s. If Amendola can stay healthy, he is just as good on the Pats with a longer lifespan. Brady took a haircut which is great for the team, but he is not the GM & he has made so much money that I think it negligible in the grand scheme. Belichick is smarter than most football players I would bet. So stop complaining

  29. This so far is the only detail of this situation that worries me. I like moves. Love amendola. But if Brady is upset. This no bueno. No bueno at all mr. hand.

  30. The source acts like they just let Welker walk and got nothing. They just signed a younger, talented, bigger, faster, and stronger player who has a very similar skill set for the same amount of money Wes got.

    In a year or 2, Amendola will be 29 and ascending while Wes will be 34 on the brink of being done. Makes sense to me.

  31. NE gets worse. Denver gets better. And, at only $6 mil per year, Denver still has money left over for other free agents. The only way this story could get any better is if Brady demanded a trade.

  32. Clearly the plan was to go for Amendola and let Welker go. He’s younger and, if he’s healthy, can make an impact like Welker did. This move will pay off big for the Pats, but only if Amendola stays healthy like Welker did for so long

  33. Address the safety and corner positions…..add to some young pass rush talent……and add depth to O-line and the offense with healthy beasts at TE a rejuvenated run game and a system brady has always thrived in will be just fine. Amendola/Edelman or something close will replace WW…….maybe a tall field stretcher in the draft to to add to Lloyd helps but isn’t a must.

    Pats will be in AFC championship again if key guys stay healthy with a shot at #4.

  34. That classy “Patriot Way” organization punked tom Brady and Welker.
    The same organization that sues old widows who can no longer afford the season tickets anymore.
    The same organization that started revoking season ticket holders accounts if they sold a few games. Yet, they set up a team site to do the very same thing for a cut of the money.

    The same organization that won 3 Super Bowls without Welker by CHEATING.

    Bobby Kraft only cares about Bobby Kraft.
    Bill Belicheat only cares about Bill Belicheat.
    The tool fans of theirs that defend each and every breath those two greedy snakes take don’t even realize Greedy Bobby don’t give a sh*t about them. Just keep forking over your money.

    Stay classy Patriots.
    Stay dumb Patriot fans.

  35. That’s what loyalty to a sports team will get you. These teams and these players are only loya to themselves and their families. Yes, Tom Brady is already rich, but so is Bob Kraft. Good job letting his top target walk.

  36. They only have 2 good tightends herendez and grenski no one elese is good enough to catch a ball they might as well trade herendez and grenski

  37. Belichick’s ego may be getting too big. He believes he can turned anyone into a big time player. This could be the down turn of the Pats. Shanahan had a similar problem in his later years with Broncos. Pats have been good, even great recently, but they haven’t won a title in a quite a while. Ego is taking over $6.2 million? Trying to stick it to Welker. Petty.

  38. really I thought we already determined that Tom Brady took no less… just lowered his cap number

    Is the issue just that he lost Welker, or the fact that he lost em to Payton Manning’s Broncos

  39. With all that Brady has done, it doesn’t seem like he’s asking much to bring back a player he’s comfortable with and has proven to be productive in that system…especially at that price.

  40. I’m sure it was hard to see his favorite target go. But I think it was the right move, and I can see Amendola fitting in really well, as long as he stays healthy.

  41. Mike please don’t invest 2nd or 3rd hand hearsay with the veil of truth. You know full well that Brady will work well with whomever is on the field with him. Brady has just one requirement of his teammates. That is they take it as seriously as he does and work as hard as he does. Its been that way for over a decade. It will be that way for the last 5 years of his career.

  42. They should have resigned him.

    Amedola will get hurt like usual and they paid him Welker money………

    Not sure how this make sense.

    100 plus catches and can’t get 6 mill?

    Now you know why Welker did not sign,

  43. Maybe the Pats did offer Welker 12 mil, or more. The way they’ve treated him the last couple years, it wouldn’t surprise me if Wes took less from the Broncos, or didn’t give the Pats a chance to match. They better hope Danny Amendola can stay off the DL.

  44. He’s not the only one complaining about the Pats.

    80% of the people on ProFootballtalk complain about that Pats.

    I guess jealousy does correlate with winning.

    No, Im not a Patriots fan.

  45. Wow now that the numbers are out on the amendola deal, something had to be really wrong between Wes and BB. I can’t believe they pushed Wes out like this and then go pay amendola even more then Wes was asking. What sticks out even more is how the patriots would slap Tom Brady in the face like this!! You know damn well Tom has more pull in that organization then any player ever has and he wanted welker to stay so bad he restructured his own contract and they just gave him away to his biggest rival. I hope we get to hear what really went down

  46. Your fault Brady! If you wanted him on the team all you had to do was speak up to Belichick. If that would have been brought up, Welker would not be with your rival Peyton Manning and the Broncos. Maybe Welker will finally get that Superbowl Ring? He deserves it! Quit crying Brady, nobody cares.

  47. I wonder if I start complaining about some of the moves the Ravens are making if I’ll get a story written about me. I can see it now “Ravens fan complains about Ravens”

  48. Settle down everyone. Lot’s of speculation going on with no proof from “the source”. Brady will be just fine.

  49. While I am pissed we let Welker walk because we couldnt come up 2M on our offer I will wait and see what this team does over the next few days. If we can significantly improve our D and maybe go after RFA Victor Cruz then things will be a lot different. The fact that Brady is pissed and likely has made it clear to management that he is could force them to go out and make a big move like Cruz.

  50. I thought the Jets were the only team with unnamed sources. Teams like the Patriots or the Steelers never have this.

    Oh and cap space? Forget about it. Who would ever want to be GM of the Jets with so little cap space.

  51. Where are all the Patriots fans claiming Welker was just a System guy who is easily replaceable and how Brady will make anybody look good ? Its seem like Tommy here doesn’t agree.

  52. “He’s got so much pressure on his shoulders now — again,” – I just don’t see it. It seems the pressure would fall more on management for letting Welker leave, unless … is that you Giselle?

  53. Replacing Welker with Amendola will be like replacing Landfill with his twin brother Landfill 2 in the movie Beerfest.

  54. There is indeed too much pressure put on Brady to put up huge numbers. And that’s the fundamental flaw with today’s New England Patriots. They resemble the Peyton Manning-led Colts—a finesse team that can boast about fantastic regular-season records, and not-so-fantastic postseason records. If Belichick doesn’t deliver on something remotely resembling a pass defense and a pass rush, then the Patriots are destined to only repeat their recent disappointing playoff performances. Whatever happened to Bill Belichick the “defensive guru?” During their Super Bowl years, the Patriots’ defense had an ATTITUDE and an IDENTITY. Sadly, those qualities seem to be conspicuously absent in today’s Patriots “D.”

  55. This may be the most useless article I’ve ever read. It doesn’t say that Brady was upset, or even that the “source” said Brady was upset. It says that the source is upset!

    Seriously? We are supposed to care about the emotions of an anonymous source?

    Top notch reporting. This post will be removed in 3…..2….1….

  56. @buffalomafia,

    Says the fan of a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in the last 10 years or more. Yes you’d certainly be familiar with choke artists.

  57. Seriously all you Pat’s fans are looking for any excuse and reason why you gave up Welker to make yourselves feel better about the transaction!! Oh, “he dropped a ball this last season.” …blah,blah, blah.. Obviously there is more than what meets the eye with the organization and BB. It is outrageous that a team gives up 100+ catch, 1000 yd receiver nevertheless not match what Denver offered as a contract.. Give me a break Pat’s fans! It was a STUPID MOVE!

  58. Brady will never win another SB,at best he will lose another one and finish his career 3-3 in SBs.He will never again be mentioned with 4-0 Joe Montana.More like Jim Kelley (0-4)at best.

  59. Go watch YouTube again – Brady threw that ball to Welker behind him. He had to completely twist his body, with both feet completely off the ground. A very hard catch to make for anyone. Brady puts it out front, and its an easy catch. Watch it again. You c

  60. If Amendola is McHoody’s idea, good luck. His track record of signing guys is great. Ask all Bronco fans. Keep taking advice from him and Pats will be a mess – soon.

  61. Just shows how much this organization cares about its players. Welker was the heart of this team and totaly put it on the line day in and out. Especially the hard work he put in after the knee injury to get back on the field sooner than expected. They wouldn’t pay him and suddenly found the money to pay the lesser talent. 1st time I’ve ever felt bad for T. Brady. Pats made a fool out of there best two players today.

  62. Sounds like either Tom’s dad or…Giselle. For all the points made above, Tom should be pissed. I’m a huge Pats’ fan and I’ll always be, and I don’t get why TB catches all the he’ll he does on here, but if they’re not THE most arrogant and obnoxious organization in pro sports, then I don’t know who is.

  63. Source close to Brady keeps complaining about Pats

    Don’t dangle your modifier

    The source is not complaining

    Source: Brady keeps complaining

  64. Umm, didn’t Mr. Kraft say just a few days ago that he wanted Welker to be a Patriot for life?

    What happened with that..

  65. I love the Pats, and Tom Brady, and his regular season work has been inspired….

    But maybe it’s not a bad thing if he has to actually work a little harder in the big games from here on out. Maybe he’s gotten too comfortable.

    The team hasn’t won a Super Bowl since before his first 4,000 yard season.

    And let’s be honest….Amendola may turn out to be another Wes Welker.

    And maybe he’ll be the Wes Welker who doesn’t turn up with stone hands in the biggest of moments.

    Imagine that….Broncos/Pats AFC Championship game, Welker bricking passes from Peyton….

  66. Who the hell cares if a source close to Brady is enraged? How is Brady taking the news of getting a great replacement with similar skills in a body with less mileage? Brady knows this is a business. He’ll get over it if he’s the least bit upset. I love theses “source” stories. It’s a special smoke up our asses.

  67. buffalomaffia (laughia).

    Choke artist comment from a fan of a team that has not made the playoffs in this century????

    Western NY ,enough said.

  68. ravensfan19 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 10:30 PM
    Lol its hilarious seeing the Pats fans lying to themselves claiming Amendola is better than Welker
    ————————————————-
    What’s even more hilarious is that your here talking after your team was effectively eliminated from Super bowl consideration. I’m not a fan and I can tell you that Amendola will be just as good as Welker because it was Brady who made Welker. Not the other way around.

    Amendola was good with Stafford. Imagine how good he’ll be now with Brady?

    Shut up Ravens fan. Your 2013 season is over. Look forward to 2014.

  69. The “dynasty” is Over, get over with. Now they will be number two within the division. The run is over. Your done, go cry somewhere else…

  70. That’s all good and well, but if:

    -the Bills are likely going to be terrible
    -the Jets are a hot mess
    -and the Dolphins have potential, but I’ll believe it when I see it

    Then the Pats might be able to waltz through the AFC East again no matter who is at WR.

    Brady pouting doesn’t make the AFC East any more competitive.

    I’d be shocked if the Pats somehow don’t win the AFC East yet again (and I’m a Colts fan).

  71. When Brady decides to hang it up you Pats fans will crawl back into your hole and be just like you were before you found your diamond in the rough!!! Enjoy it now …its about to crash down on you !!

  72. To all the people telling Brady to quit whining, where in this story or any story says Brady said this? Some “source” aka some journalist that wants to stay relevant is saying Brady is gonna be upset. No on has heard from Brady. I’m sure he’s disappointed Welkers gone but your an idiot if you think they didn’t tell Brady if Welker leaves were going after amendola as your next slot guy. He made it to the 2006 afc tile game with a bunch of #3 receivers and won 3 superbowls with no true #1. He’s won zero with three of the highest scoring teams in the nfl history. He has the #7 ranked run game two of the best tightends, a serviceable receiver in Lloyd, and now amendola. The offense will be fine, not as good I don’t think but last I checked its been awhile since the #1 ranked offense won a Super Bowl. It’s time the pats spend the money Brady freed up on defense. If they don’t then I’m sure he really will be pissed. As a pats fan it was great having Welker and I wish him the best, but it was time to move on and invest in the secondary.

  73. peytonsneck18 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 10:28 PM

    trade tom brady to the jaguars, so he can really have something to complain about!!!

    —–

    Finally a sensible solution to all of this…I’m thinking Brady and a 3rd pick pick for the Jaguars roster, 2 eskimos and a kangaroo

  74. After the patriots traded for him and saved him from a team that had JOEY HARRINGTON as their starting QB and basically jump started his career he leaves over a 2 million dollar difference over 2 years? While I understand he deserved more respect, does 2 million dollars really mean that much to him after we basically gave him a chance to make a name for himself and shaped his career? It sickens me

  75. anyone confusing Amendola for Welker is both a fool and a football idiot…most all of Amendola’s catches came with the Rams down or trailing while most of Welker’s came with his team building a lead or coming from behind…see SF game…you are not John F. Kennedy Mr. Amendola…

  76. Rather than comparing Amendola +Bradford to Brady+welk, try comparing Amendola to Welker +Miami. That is a more realistic comparison. Amendola, bradford and jackson were the only good players on a lousy team and Amendola was still THE MAN. The pats will be fine.

  77. Amendola is not better, but he is not that big of a drop off. He has better hands I have seen that. Chemistry is the big thing why Brady is probably upset, and the other would be he restructured his deal to probably resign Welker………from a Bills Fan

  78. He should be mad! He reworks his deal and gives them 3 more years for 27 mil so they have cap room to do things like resign his go-to guy and they follow that up by low-balling Welker with a laughable offer and then replacing him with a guy who hasn’t played an entire season yet after he bolts to Denver to catch passes from Brady’s nemesis all because the Pats wouldn’t up the anti another 2 mil to keep him around. WHAT A JOKE!!

  79. elimanningup says:
    “Tom Brady = system quarterback. There’s a reason why he has the skill set of a 6th round pick.

    Product of Bill Belichick’s system and Dante Scarnecchia’s brick wall offensive linemen.

    His glaring weaknesses are: Unable to throw effectively from a muddy pocket. Goes bananas under pressure. Zero lateral mobility, can’t throw effective on the run. Throws a horribly inaccurate deep ball. Needs lots of time in a perfectly clean pocket to make easy decisions and easy throws.”
    ___________________________________

    Amen brother! Lets nor forget this is the same system that made Matt Cassel look like a passable starting QB.

    The entire offense is predicated on quick slants, where Welker was a beast, and seem routes with their 2 TEs.

    Most times Brady has 2 mins in a clean pocket to make his reads. This is because of 2 factors: an awesome O-line, and the league ensuring Brady’s safety by way of flagging any opposing player who dared get within a foot of Brady’s shadow.

    elimanningup, you are dead right about Brady’s performance when under any duress.

  80. as a lifelong and HONEST patriots fan im floored by welker leaving but i predicted months ago if he left itd only be to denver. amendola cannot stay healthy like the two tight ends we have and our offense will struggle mightily without wes. this was a STUPID move based on the rift between the coach and Wes. im so sick of hearing pats fans say welker wasnt worth it and that this is a better move. it isnt. the most important variable here is that welker stays on the field EVERY year. he played with a bad ankle all last year while his replacement cant put a knee pad on without going to IR. its going to cost them next year when their tight ends and new WR are all injured. we will never win another ring with stupid moves like this and any patriot fan who says otherwise doesnt live in reality.

  81. As a pats fan I’d like to see them a) sign Jennings or b) trade mallet to the browns for their 2nd rd pick and then trade the 29th pick in the draft to the giants for Cruz. Resign Edelman as insurance incase amendola gets hurt during the season, then resign Vollmer and Woodhead and your offense will be fine.

    On defense resign Talib if not go after Brent Grimes or Sean Smith, resign Arrington and sign another cb like cox. Sign Ed Reed if not go after one of the many other serviceable hard hitting safeties available. Lastly look at signing a pass rusher like Osi or Abraham. With these moves or even some of them they can get back to a Super Bowl and win.

  82. Ouch! Amendola isn’t even close to Welker. Brady knows this and he’s telling a source that. Even worse he’s going to Denver, a team that will be in the playoffs, and Welker will have insight on how to stop the Pats offense. THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR NOT TAKING CARE OF THEIR OWN. He’s only caught the most passes in the league the last 5 years for you, he deserved the raise.

  83. Source close to Brady is his husband, Giselle.

    Tom is just mad that he’ll get touched now that he doesn’t have his hot read anymore.

    Real QBs don’t fret about who they throw to because real QBs can throw a guy open.

  84. you forget to mention the patriots haven’t won a super bowl since one of their coaches turneroud to rat about them taping the other teams walkthrough’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. It doesn’t matter. Moss will resign this week with the Pats says a source of mine as will Urlacher.
    The real surprise comes when Woodson signs as well. Good luck PATs these vets should help control the shoot out you always seem to get in. And when you are looking at a Denver- New England AFC title game defense is the key.

  86. Tbe source close to Brady sounds like some goof on this blog. I don’t think is that upset. He would have known the Patriots were not going to offer Welker more than 10 mill. Come on! Welker had 10 mill for one year last year. Anyone could have predicted that 10 mill wouldn’t have gotten it done for two years.

  87. I wish we could see this on camera.

    It would be great entertainment.

    Nick Caserio, Bill Belichick, and Josh McDaniels give Brady three wishes and them be your commands!!!

  88. I guess Brady will have to make do with a super model wife that brings in $50 Million a year. I’m really bleeding for the snot-nosed brat.

    Who else in the NFL gets this kind of unwarranted attention paid to his “disappointments”? #Bradying

  89. Look. Talk to me when these words come out of Brady’s mouth. Who cares what a “source” says?

  90. Do you non-Patriots fans have a life?

    The story is about a “source” complaining, and you people have almost made it the top commented story on the blog.

    Unbelievable how obsessed some people are with the Pats.

    Couldnt care less if you take the time to “thumbs down” me. Its your wasted time.

  91. Ron Borges writes that the Patriots treat their players as commodities. What else is new. I supported the players in the strike and think that owners have what amounts to an illegal trust.

    That said, players like Welker that want both top dollar and the opportunity to end their career as a marquee franchise player are just not going to get both. The extra $2MM Welker appears to have gotten in a contract (reports indicate their were incentives to raise what he would get from the Pats) would easily be topped by Welker in endorsements and post career earnings in New England. He would have forever been linked to Tom Brady, and been elected to to the Patriots Hall of Fame if not the NFL HOF. He had the rare opportunity to be a Patriot for life but that requires a small hometown discount and subordination to what’s best for the team, or at least what Belichick thinks is best for the team.

    Welker is a great player and a great guy who will be missed but it was his choice.

  92. sparky900 says:
    Mar 13, 2013 10:20 PM
    “He’s got so much pressure on his shoulders now — again,” – I just don’t see it. It seems the pressure would fall more on management for letting Welker leave, unless … is that you Giselle?
    _______________________________
    No. Gisele is probably happy WW is gone. She’s the fool who ran her mouth about how TB was let down by his WRs in SB 46. I despise her just for that. TB never big times his teammates like that. It’s one thing I really appreciate about him. TB wasn’t exactly flawless in that game himself, he made 2 pretty costly errors.

    I’ll never say WW was a system wr. He was good in Mia, that’s why the Pats wanted him. He was good in NE. He will be good in Den. He’s good. What he isn’t is young, and no amount of money can buy that.

  93. elimanningup says:
    “Tom Brady = system quarterback. There’s a reason why he has the skill set of a 6th round pick.

    Product of Bill Belichick’s system and Dante Scarnecchia’s brick wall offensive linemen.

    His glaring weaknesses are: Unable to throw effectively from a muddy pocket. Goes bananas under pressure. Zero lateral mobility, can’t throw effective on the run. Throws a horribly inaccurate deep ball. Needs lots of time in a perfectly clean pocket to make easy decisions and easy throws.”
    ___________________________________

    Amen brother! Lets nor forget this is the same system that made Matt Cassel look like a passable starting QB.

    The entire offense is predicated on quick slants, where Welker was a beast, and seem routes with their 2 TEs.

    Most times Brady has 2 mins in a clean pocket to make his reads. This is because of 2 factors: an awesome O-line, and the league ensuring Brady’s safety by way of flagging any opposing player who dared get within a foot of Brady’s shadow.

    elimanningup, you are dead right about Brady’s performance when under any duress.
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    Agreed, and the person who posted they won (cheated) to their sb wins with good defense, that was all cheating as well, they had the defensive signals…..witness the actual football beatdown the steelers put on marcia in pittsburgh, crushed them up and down the field, suddenly in the playoffs……even hines noted they were CALLING OUT OUR PLAYS….etc….easy to make big pick offs when you know whats coming….

  94. You pay for future performance not past. Welker is getting up their in age and even though he had a lil resurgence recently he still has looked to be slowing down. I hate the Patriots and BB but I dont see whats wrong with a $6 million per year offer. I think its dead on for what Welker will be worth for the length of the contract. He will probably be worth a little more then 6 in year 1 and a little less in year 2. Which will end up evening out.

    You got to take into account the Brady bump and soon to be Manning bump. The guys numbers are inflated bc of his qb. The Pats already pay Brady a boatload and a big reason they do that is bc he makes everyone around him better. So why should they get burnt at both ends of the stick. They shouldnt be expected to pay Welker like a superstar when they are already paying someone else to make him into one.

    Thats the same reason why no one offered him anything more then 6. Bc even tho he’s a very good player it was Brady that made him into a superstar player. Its the same reason why if he puts up another 90+ catchs & 1,000+ yards season front offices around the league still wont feel like they missed out. Bc they will know Manning had a big part in those stats. And that if he would have signed to their team his numbers would be closer to sub 65 catch & sub 1,000 yards.

  95. Brady was also pissed off when the team let Deion Branch walk several years ago. Two years later he threw 50 touchdowns. He’ll get over it.

  96. Just imagine how pissed he’s going to be when Welker catches the game winning touchdown in the AFC championship game this season… from fricken Peyton Manning! It’s going to be awesome to see how it blows up then. LOL!

  97. seansds3d – that’s a huge leap of faith given Welker has not made the winning catch in any playoff game, never mind Manning regularly fails in the playoffs.

  98. theuglitruth says:
    Mar 13, 2013 9:27 PM
    Your just a number if your a Patriots player…Tom seems like a smart guy…I’m surprised he hasn’t figured that out yet.
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    You do realize that Tom is not “just a number” go ahead piss of TB. When he leaves tell us all how he’s “just a number” I will bet that BB cuts the cord the same time TB leaves. He’s a smart guy too.

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