Re: As Predicted
- Everyone seems to be talking about the "personal" aspect of this negotiation, and I'm sure that was a factor. BB and WW always seemed at odds over something or other; from feet to franchise tags.
But I can't help but think that they did not like what they were seeing on the field. I don't mean the 118 catches. That's all good. But they've seen the films and perhaps they were seeing his performance slip - dropped passes, slower out of cuts, not getting the same separation. I'm not saying that I saw any of that, but perhaps they did.
Maybe this will make us feel a little better. From ProFootballFocus.com. Welker's drop rate, based on catchable balls was 11.28% last year. Amendola's was 3.13%. That and about a buck will get you a cup of coffee... unless you go to Starbucks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Mark Morse <packy001@...> wrote:
> Patriots did not want Welker and offered him an insulting 2 year $5M plus incentives contract. Welker signing by Broncos could put them over the top.
> The signing of Welker clone Danny Amendola to a 5 year $31M (only $10M guaranteed) is approxiamately what they offered to Welker with more years (because Amendola was 4 years younger).
> This is exactly as I predicted ... now lets go ut and sign that shut down corner. Sean Smith or at a lower cost Aqib Talib. What about Antoine Winfield???
> Mark Morse
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