RE: Reiss's supposition on Welker
- I suspect that many of us have had the same unspoken concern. I know that I
The only bright spot is that we have Edelman to step in. He has shown the
same quickness, and YAC ability and desire, that we get from Welker. It's
reasonable to assume that his knowledge of the playbook, and timing with
Brady, will improve with more time on the field. The one thing that isn't a
guarantee is that his hands will improve; but we can hope for it. He's a
long way from fully replacing Welker; but, with the improvements noted, he
can significantly lessen the impact of the change.
It would also help, of course, if he had another outside WR to take some
pressure off of him. Say Sam Nunn for now, and Brandon Tate after Week 6?
And, yes, continuing improvement in Brady's accuracy; which I think we all
believe will happen.
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Subject: Reiss's supposition on Welker
Q: So do you think Welker is going to be banged up all season or will this
go away eventually? -- Joe (Hartford, Conn.)
A: Joe, my hunch is that he is dealing with some type of swelling in the
knee, and the fact that it's happened so early in the season is troubling.
It will not surprise me if there comes a point at which Welker is shut down
-- maybe around the bye -- with the thinking to have the knee cleaned out so
he has a chance to return to full health. This is all speculation on my part
based on my feeling that that when a player is dealing with a knee injury
and is a game-time decision in Weeks 2 and 3, it's usually not the type of
situation that goes away on its own.
[I have to say I have similar thoughts to Reiss on this. Hope we're both
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