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Wes Welker: Tom Brady doesn’t make personnel decisions


On Wednesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was asked a very interesting question by the host.

“Help me understand this, because I thought Tom Brady taking less money or reworking his deal was ensuring that you would stay with the team,” Dan Patrick asked Welker. “What don’t I know about this? Because it doesn’t make sense to me. If Tom Brady wants Wes Welker, Wes Welker’s still in New England, in my opinion.”

“I don’t think Tom makes decisions like that,” Welker replied. “Actually, I know he doesn’t. He wants what’s best for the team, and he knows that his coach does that. It just didn’t work out. That’s kind of the way it goes. I’m excited about the new opportunities here in Denver.”

Welker’s remarks are in line with what Patriots owner Bob Kraft indicated at last month’s NFL meetings.

On Wednesday’s show, Welker also shed some light on what he talked about with Brady upon his departure for Denver.

“Obviously, we were both a little bit disappointed in a way of not being able to play together, but he was happy for me,” Welker said. “He’s a stand-up, just good guy. Obviously it was tough, but it’s the way it goes.”

Welker will also join Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, which kicks off at 5 p.m. ET.

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28 Responses to “Wes Welker: Tom Brady doesn’t make personnel decisions”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 3, 2013 1:52 PM

    Top 3 QBs in professional Football – Griffin III, Rodgers and Roethelisberger. In that order. #ThePatriotsshouldapaidRandyMoss

  2. rc33 says: Apr 3, 2013 1:55 PM

    “Help me understand this…” Is Dan Patrick really this stupid?

  3. jssgriffi says: Apr 3, 2013 1:58 PM

    Yea, so you guys (the media) can shut up about this already. He’s dealing with it like a man, what aren’t you guys?

  4. wearesc13 says: Apr 3, 2013 2:06 PM

    Poor ESPN, no Welker on the Patriots anymore.

  5. edisbetterthantroy says: Apr 3, 2013 2:07 PM

    What’s Welker’s wife gonna say about this one?

  6. ampats says: Apr 3, 2013 2:08 PM

    And Robert Kraft doesn’t answer to Tom Brady

  7. 1historian says: Apr 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    I remember a few years ago when there was a bit of a tiff about the Jets’ coach having a bit of a foot fetish.
    WW posted something about it.
    As a result BB benched him for the first series in the pats’ next game.

    Petty. No other word fits – petty.

    There used to be something special about the Pats.

    That’s gone.

    FYI – I am a pats fan.

  8. scoobies05 says: Apr 3, 2013 2:14 PM

    logicailvoice got one out of three right

  9. michael228 says: Apr 3, 2013 2:19 PM

    Top 3 QBs in professional Football – Griffin III, Rodgers and Roethelisberger. In that order. #ThePatriotsshouldapaidRandyMoss

    Bwahhh ha ha!

    My whole family just died I a fiery plane crash and a needed a good laugh. Thanks bro you hit that one out of the park.

  10. strokeytheclown says: Apr 3, 2013 2:20 PM

    Logicalvoice, shut up already! We get it, you’re a Redskins fan!

  11. northstarnic says: Apr 3, 2013 2:25 PM

    If we all ignore him, will he go away? It’s worth a shot. Just pretend logicalvoice doesn’t exist. Don’t feed the trolls!

  12. andrewproughcfe says: Apr 3, 2013 2:27 PM

    Eli and Coughlin must laugh their butts off every time they hear that Brady and Belichick are the “greatest ever”.

  13. tombradystolemyuggs says: Apr 3, 2013 2:27 PM

    They only decision Tom Brady has to make is figuring out which uggs to wear that day.

  14. CKL says: Apr 3, 2013 2:31 PM

    WW deserves a good laugh. Ask him on PFT if he really left due to being embarrassed over his hair transplant like that one dumb article (in a NY paper, imagine that?) purported recently.

    1historian, BB has always taken away playtime when a player violates his rules. Remember when Seymore complained about not being allowed to start because he missed time for a funeral? What he didn’t say (surprise!) is that he probably told BB he would miss x amount of practice time and he missed more. And before we go all heartless BB mode people, according to Cassel, BB told Cassel to take what time he needed when his father died so it wasn’t that there was a funeral involved. So yeah…not sure I buy your point.

  15. greysolon says: Apr 3, 2013 2:33 PM

    I like Tom Brady as a player and as a person. But man– I can’t wait til he retires. Can’t wait to see that arrogant, cheating organization implode.

  16. jimmyt says: Apr 3, 2013 2:38 PM

    greysolon, are you serious? The Patriots cheat? Imagine my shock!

  17. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Apr 3, 2013 2:40 PM

    Again all I read is “Tom I miss you!”

  18. greysolon says: Apr 3, 2013 2:42 PM

    Hopefully, they won’t get ultra-lucky twice like the Colts did.

  19. prmpft says: Apr 3, 2013 2:47 PM

    obviously – but if Peyton doesn’t now – he WILL be

  20. descendency says: Apr 3, 2013 2:48 PM

    andrewproughcfe says:
    Apr 3, 2013 2:27 PM
    Eli and Coughlin must laugh their butts off every time they hear that Brady and Belichick are the “greatest ever”.

    Just like Brady and Belichick laugh every time the Giants miss the playoffs… again.

  21. rc33 says: Apr 3, 2013 2:54 PM

    Tiresome, really tiresome after 7 years, greysolon. Maybe you ought to just move on. Or not.
    Either way, what’ll you and these other jamokes do if the Patriots don’t implode, post-Brady?

  22. themagicfanguy says: Apr 3, 2013 3:06 PM

    @andrew Well considering that Eli and Coughlin are one ring, two SB appearances, an undefeated regular season, and about a decade of division dominance short compared to Brady and BB I don’t think they’re laughing too hard.

  23. bigj7769 says: Apr 3, 2013 3:08 PM

    logicalvoicesays is HILARIOUS!! RG III best qb? Hahaha. Cam had a better rookie season than him and look how that turned out. Brady is definitely too 3. Check his trophy case

  24. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 3, 2013 3:08 PM

    He doesn’t make any personal decisions either, his wife makes them for him.

  25. censoredagain says: Apr 3, 2013 3:21 PM

    Brady only makes officiating decisions, not personnel decision. He waves his arms, or just looks in the general direction of a zebra, and a flag gets thrown.

    NO ONE can deny this

  26. Deb says: Apr 3, 2013 3:27 PM

    Does Dan Patrick really believe Tom Brady makes the player personnel decisions for the Patriots? Did he think Manning made the player personnel decisions for the Colts? Obviously not.

  27. greysolon says: Apr 3, 2013 3:46 PM

    “Either way, what’ll you and these other jamokes do if the Patriots don’t implode, post-Brady?”

    1- They’re like any other team, in that if they don’t have a good QB they will stink.

    2- They’re not like any other team in that they cheat.

    3- It will be a pleasure to watch the arrogance melt away as they fail without Brady.

    4- Belicheat will be smart enough to walk away when Brady retires.

  28. red26sox says: Apr 3, 2013 6:10 PM

    Last time I checked, BB went 11-5 without Brady. He got more out of Matt Cassell than anyone else.

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