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BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 03:53 PM
This is too much excitement to contain in a current thread. I am on cloud 9 right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Broncos!!!!!!

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter
Wes Welker has agreed to terms with Denver Broncos.
Details

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 03:54 PM
I guess this was too much excitement to group into another FA thread? :coffee:

I'm so glad we don't have to play against Wes Welker.

Northman
03-13-2013, 03:56 PM
Now i just hope that Doom and company got their stuff resolved and that he is staying. But, im guessing that since Welker is signed that Doom has restructured?

rationalfan
03-13-2013, 03:56 PM
word, dbfan2007, watching welker get first down after first down can be so damn frustrating.

weird tangent to consider: we might be able to thank McD for this. There were reports earlier this month that Welker was concerned McD didn't like him and would minimize Welker's playing time with a healthy Gronk and Hernandez.

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 03:56 PM
I don't see how anyone could disagree with this move. He was on my personal wish list, more than any free agent but I didnt think it would become a reality. Big agressive move and our WR core is going to be EPIC!

But it also takes Toms fav toy away. Which is double EPIC!

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 03:57 PM
So, does this take WR off of our draft board?

rationalfan
03-13-2013, 03:57 PM
also: give manning the assist on this. there's no way welker comes to denver with tebow/orton/culter/whomever.

Timmy!
03-13-2013, 03:58 PM
2 year deal. Smart.

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Now i just hope that Doom and company got their stuff resolved and that he is staying. But, im guessing that since Welker is signed that Doom has restructured?


I think now we know why the Brocnos wanted to restructure Elvis.

CoachChaz
03-13-2013, 03:59 PM
So, does this take WR off of our draft board?

No. Still need some depth. I'd expect to draft one in mid to later rounds if they dont get one through FA

Skinny
03-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Awesome. Now get a bruiser RB and our offense is pretty set....

rationalfan
03-13-2013, 04:00 PM
$12 million over two years. not too bad.

King87
03-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Solid financial deal.

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 04:01 PM
2 years/12 mill?


That's a freakin steal! The rumor was he was demanding 9 mill a year.


Shocking!

rationalfan
03-13-2013, 04:02 PM
discussion time: how does make the broncos' offense better? i'm not playing devil's advocate, seriously asking for the sake of conversation. does the team convert a higher percentage of first downs? score more points? open up the long ball for DT?

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 04:02 PM
No. Still need some depth. I'd expect to draft one in mid to later rounds if they dont get one through FA

True. But what I was getting at was it pretty much takes away Swope, Austin, and most of the other names mentioned away. Maybe 6-7 rounder, more than likely we bring in a few UDFA.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 04:03 PM
discussion time: how does make the broncos' offense better? i'm not playing devil's advocate, seriously asking for the sake of conversation. does the team convert a higher percentage of first downs? score more points? open up the long ball for DT?

Yes.

chazoe60
03-13-2013, 04:03 PM
The happiest guy in Denver?















Chris Harris. Now he only has to cover Welker in practice.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:05 PM
holy crap

sneakers
03-13-2013, 04:05 PM
http://oi48.tinypic.com/veb482.jpg

Mike
03-13-2013, 04:06 PM
discussion time: how does make the broncos' offense better? i'm not playing devil's advocate, seriously asking for the sake of conversation. does the team convert a higher percentage of first downs? score more points? open up the long ball for DT?

Imagine covering Decker, Thomas, and Welker. Throw in our TEs and a back out of the backfield. That is a nightmare scenario for a defense.

Magnificent Seven
03-13-2013, 04:06 PM
Gold Fingers or Butterfingers. It is your call, Mr. Welker.

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 04:06 PM
Either the Pats didn't match 6-mil a year (which would really shock me) or Welker's goal was just to stick it to them all along. Regardless of which it is, I could not be happier right now.

King87
03-13-2013, 04:07 PM
It puts that much more stress on the defenses' linebackers and safeties. Your running game should really prosper from this. I wouldn't be shocked if Denver now looked for an early tight end to absolutely maul teams in the middle of the field. If Thomas is on the outside and Decker is opposite of him, that's already hard to deal with. Welker in the slot takes up a team's best coverage linebacker. What do you do against an athletic tight end who can stretch the middle of the field?

This is a nightmare for defenses to deal with. Atlanta probably had the best WR corps in football, not anymore.

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 04:07 PM
Denvers the team to beat in the AFC....sorry we just are. Everyone gets weaker and we get stronger. Let the Pats sign Jennings for all I care. We already have guys on the outside now we have the NFLs best slot guy. First down after first down after first down....win after win after win...you get the picture.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:08 PM
:plays bagpipes: poor PAGs and WTE

I think they need to be on 24-hour watch now

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 04:09 PM
Either the Pats didn't match 6-mil a year (which would really shock me) or Welker's goal was just to stick it to them all along. Regardless of which it is, I could not be happier right now.

I think Welker loves Colorado and maybe wanted a change. I find it hard to believe the Pats wouldnt pay him only 6 mill after Kraft saying ,"We want Welker to be a Patriot for life."

I am on cloud 9 right now.

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 04:09 PM
:plays bagpipes: poor PAGs and WTE

I think they need to be on 24-hour watch now


Anyone have some happy pills to send them?

slim
03-13-2013, 04:10 PM
$6M a year for the best slot WR in football?

Hmmm....I wonder how much the Pats are going to give Amendola?

DenBronx
03-13-2013, 04:11 PM
$6M a year for the best slot WR in football?

Hmmm....I wonder how much the Pats are going to give Amendola?


They have to be going after him now.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:12 PM
$6M a year for the best slot WR in football?

Hmmm....I wonder how much the Pats are going to give Amendola?


Vic Lombardi ‏@VicLombardi

The 2-yr, 12-million for Welker is guaranteed but much cheaper than I thought. Why? 1) Broncos are contender 2) Wanted to stick it to Pats.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:13 PM
my coworker even stated that NE treated Welker like crap. He deserved a long term and to be paid last year. Instead of screwing him around.

rationalfan
03-13-2013, 04:13 PM
love this stat: Wes Welker led the NFL in YAC last year (619 yards).

alfred williams is talking about how welker's work ethic in the offseason and practice could influence DT and Decker.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:14 PM
Welcome aboard Big V, Welker, Bradley, welcome back Big Vick

atwater27
03-13-2013, 04:14 PM
Not exactly the receiver I thought Denver needed. Not going to complain though. We desperately need a burner at WR on the roster. Baltimore ate us up on the short shit. They gameplanned us knowing there was noone with field stretching ability to deal with, and that's why they won.

BigDaddyBronco
03-13-2013, 04:15 PM
Amendola isn't bad, but he gets dinged up a lot. Welker has been pretty healthy other than the knee injury.

He was also one of the guys that just gave us fits (Gronkowski being the other). If it makes it easier for our defense against the Pats, then it is just icing on the cake.

Fullback32
03-13-2013, 04:16 PM
I always hated Wes Welker, but I think my attitude is gonna change!

BigDaddyBronco
03-13-2013, 04:16 PM
my coworker even stated that NE treated Welker like crap. He deserved a long term and to be paid last year. Instead of screwing him around.

You at least reward your Pro-Bowl WR with a nice signing bonus contract, even if it is front loaded.

weazel
03-13-2013, 04:20 PM
I like Welker but didnt want him in Denver. I dont think he does near as much here.

Magnificent Seven
03-13-2013, 04:20 PM
It puts that much more stress on the defenses' linebackers and safeties. Your running game should really prosper from this. I wouldn't be shocked if Denver now looked for an early tight end to absolutely maul teams in the middle of the field. If Thomas is on the outside and Decker is opposite of him, that's already hard to deal with. Welker in the slot takes up a team's best coverage linebacker. What do you do against an athletic tight end who can stretch the middle of the field?

This is a nightmare for defenses to deal with. Atlanta probably had the best WR corps in football, not anymore.

Somewhat agreed.

Fullback32
03-13-2013, 04:24 PM
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2013/03/13/0ap1000000150417.jpg

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:26 PM
http://static.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2013/03/13/0ap1000000150417.jpg

at least photo shop it first, change the colors

Dzone
03-13-2013, 04:26 PM
Elation!!!!!!!:salute::beer:

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 04:29 PM
Tom Brady mad. Quote from him per twitter:

"Spoke to someone close to Tom Brady. Beyond enraged at contract details that netted Broncos Wes Welker. "Disgrace" "disservice" were used."

VonDoom
03-13-2013, 04:29 PM
6 mil a year is a freakin' steal! My only reservation had been the money. Now I'm just stoked. This offense is lethal

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:34 PM
someone is mad, mad bro?

Jason Wood ‏@JayBWood

Brady is on the phone right now saying, "I gave you that sweetheart deal to add cap room for WHAT!?!?!?!?!?"
Retweeted by Cecil Lammey

Dzone
03-13-2013, 04:36 PM
Terrence Knighton just signed a 2 year deal with us. Also Bradley...We got Welker!!!! Super bowl!

Buff
03-13-2013, 04:36 PM
I kind of hate Wes Welker - but I think he can help us, so whatever.

Fullback32
03-13-2013, 04:39 PM
at least photo shop it first, change the colors

To quote the internet meme:

"Ain't nobody got time for that!!!"

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 04:44 PM
So, does this take WR off of our draft board?

It probably doesn't take it off the board but I would guess it's way down the list on the order of importance.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:46 PM
how are the Patriot forums going Pags?

Fullback32
03-13-2013, 04:49 PM
I just had to talk my Patriots fan co-worker from jumping off the balcony.

Lancane
03-13-2013, 04:54 PM
This is too much excitement to contain in a current thread. I am on cloud 9 right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Broncos!!!!!!

Hahahaha....

:beer:

claymore
03-13-2013, 04:57 PM
John Freakin Elway. He is the original Patriots killer. Im so glad he is running the show now.

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 04:58 PM
word, dbfan2007, watching welker get first down after first down can be so damn frustrating.

weird tangent to consider: we might be able to thank McD for this. There were reports earlier this month that Welker was concerned McD didn't like him and would minimize Welker's playing time with a healthy Gronk and Hernandez.

I don't know how much influence McDaniels has but this all on Belichek. Welker is still a Patriot and would have still been a valuable part of the Patriot offense. McDaniels might have tried to minimize him but I kind of doubt Brady would let that happen.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 04:58 PM
I love how the trenches were the initial focus of FA. Welker was a bonus, icing on the cake.

SmilinAssasSin27
03-13-2013, 04:58 PM
Giddy...now go get me Eddie Lacy or SJax.

Dzone
03-13-2013, 04:59 PM
OMG Ya gotta love this!!! Especially if we beat NE and Welker gets 12 catches a 3 TDs! I can see it!

Hard-ball tactics cost Patriots Wes Welker
http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post/_/id/56187/hard-ball-tactics-cost-patriots-wes-welker

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Giddy...now go get me Eddie Lacy or SJax.

Haha. I'm glad you changed the sig.

claymore
03-13-2013, 05:03 PM
I don't know how much influence McDaniels has but this all on Belichek. Welker is still a Patriot and would have still been a valuable part of the Patriot offense. McDaniels might have tried to minimize him but I kind of doubt Brady would let that happen.I wish nothing good for McD so I hope this is somehow his fault as well.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 05:04 PM
I think it's obvious that Welker just wanted a Super Bowl ring :D

OrangeHoof
03-13-2013, 05:08 PM
Meet the new Stokely. That's what Manning was building in Indy - a bunch of precise route runners who would be exactly where he threw the ball. Given Welker's skills at timing routes, Manning should get a lot of use from him if he stays healthy.

skins_fan82
03-13-2013, 05:11 PM
This is an epic move by Elway. I'm a big Brandon Stokley fan, but the 36 year old is old and slow at this point. Welker is a definite upgrade.

And Denver just signed Vazquez to sure up that O-line. Holy mother of Balls. I didn't think this offense could get any better. and if they can land Steven Jackson or another "power" running back...this Broncos offense would be borderline cheating LOL

HORSEPOWER 56
03-13-2013, 05:12 PM
I kind of hate Wes Welker - but I think he can help us, so whatever.

I didn't particularly care for him as a Patriot (because it's like saying something positive about a Raider), but I've always thought we was a pretty darned good player and he's a funny dude. I remember when he made fun of Rex Ryan's foot fetish at a press conference. It was frickin' hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCb17psf8A

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 05:17 PM
I didn't particularly care for him as a Patriot (because it's like saying something positive about a Raider), but I've always thought we was a pretty darned good player and he's a funny dude. I remember when he made fun of Rex Ryan's foot fetish at a press conference. It was frickin' hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCb17psf8A

I hated Welker too......it involved me screaming at the TV..."How the F is he always open, damn it cover him!!"

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 05:18 PM
I didn't particularly care for him as a Patriot (because it's like saying something positive about a Raider), but I've always thought we was a pretty darned good player and he's a funny dude. I remember when he made fun of Rex Ryan's foot fetish at a press conference. It was frickin' hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCb17psf8A

BTW his hat in that interview said Bronco on it

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 05:21 PM
how are the Patriot forums going Pags?

If you're interested here's from Patriots Planet that's good for some laughs.

http://www.patriotsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=66291

Buff
03-13-2013, 05:23 PM
I didn't particularly care for him as a Patriot (because it's like saying something positive about a Raider), but I've always thought we was a pretty darned good player and he's a funny dude. I remember when he made fun of Rex Ryan's foot fetish at a press conference. It was frickin' hilarious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCb17psf8A

I view him as a Texan bro-douche. A dumb meathead. But I honestly don't care if he's the worst person on earth if he helps us win a title.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 05:24 PM
If you're interested here's from Patriots Planet that's good for some laughs.

http://www.patriotsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=66291

:rofl:

zbeg
03-13-2013, 05:25 PM
If you're interested here's from Patriots Planet that's good for some laughs.

http://www.patriotsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=66291

I like how the Pats fans are trying to rationalize this by bringing up dropped pass in the Super Bowl. Because you know, one bad play just erases an entire career.

Morons.

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 05:29 PM
I like how the Pats fans are trying to rationalize this by bringing up dropped pass in the Super Bowl. Because you know, one bad play just erases an entire career.

Morons.

You have some that are rationalizing why it's good thing and you have others ready to cut their manhood off with a butter knife.

Right now the Patriots have next to nothing in reliable wide receivers.

Hawgdriver
03-13-2013, 05:49 PM
Team chemistry was off the charts last year, and it seems like it just improved. Stokley, Decker, DT, Tamme, Manning, and Dreessen formed the nucleus of a veteran brotherhood, a work-hard play-hard group of dudes. It's not my opinion, your hear the players mention it in interviews. They say the fraternity was unlike that of other teams they had been on.

I think it helps when you want your offense to put in the extra hours. Welker will fit right in, I expect. Obviously he takes touches away from Stokely, but that doesn't mean Stokely is any less valuable.

This team = Jupiter-sized Chip on Shoulder.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 05:53 PM
Team chemistry was off the charts last year, and it seems like it just improved. Stokley, Decker, DT, Tamme, Manning, and Dreessen formed the nucleus of a veteran brotherhood, a work-hard play-hard group of dudes. It's not my opinion, your hear the players mention it in interviews. They say the fraternity was unlike that of other teams they had been on.

I think it helps when you want your offense to put in the extra hours. Welker will fit right in, I expect. Obviously he takes touches away from Stokely, but that doesn't mean Stokely is any less valuable.

This team = Jupiter-sized Chip on Shoulder.

Stokely is not under contract

Buff
03-13-2013, 05:53 PM
The Broncos passing game in Madden is going to be unstoppable.

zbeg
03-13-2013, 05:54 PM
You have some that are rationalizing why it's good thing and you have others ready to cut their manhood off with a butter knife.

Right now the Patriots have next to nothing in reliable wide receivers.

It can't be that bad. it's not that bad. The Patriots still have. Uh.

Patriots WRs under contract right now: Brandon Lloyd (okay, he wasn't great last year and I know there was discussion about not bringing him back next year but he's serviceable, probably not good if he's your #1 but that's okay), Kamar Aiken (I liked that movie he was in where he went to White Castle), Matthew Slater (my favorite character on Saved by the Bell), Jeremy Ebert (I...um. He's probably a nice kid) and Andre Holmes (okay, I have nothing).

At least their tight ends are insane.

Dzone
03-13-2013, 06:00 PM
I think Welkers wife is Miss Hooters...didnt she go off on Ray Lewis?
Thats what I like to see. Is Welkers wife hotter than Deckers girl, Jessie James?
Maybe we can post some side by side pics

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 06:02 PM
It can't be that bad. it's not that bad. The Patriots still have. Uh.

Patriots WRs under contract right now: Brandon Lloyd (okay, he wasn't great last year and I know there was discussion about not bringing him back next year but he's serviceable, probably not good if he's your #1 but that's okay), Kamar Aiken (I liked that movie he was in where he went to White Castle), Matthew Slater (my favorite character on Saved by the Bell), Jeremy Ebert (I...um. He's probably a nice kid) and Andre Holmes (okay, I have nothing).

At least their tight ends are insane.

You forgot Julian Edelman he's the next Wes Welker.

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 06:03 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-P8gvjiSzU9o/T-CB7hgwD_I/AAAAAAAADRM/4LoyGyLZssY/s1600/WesWelker46.jpg

zbeg
03-13-2013, 06:07 PM
You forgot Julian Edelman he's the next Wes Welker.

He's a free agent.

cmc0605
03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
This is very exciting. We now have the best WR trio in the NFL, by far, with Peyton throwing to them. I never minded Welker as a person much-- I usually put him in the prima donna category with Tom Brady-- but there's no doubt he's the best slot guy in the league.

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 06:18 PM
I'm not really good enough in the photoshop realm to do jerseys yet, but here's a start...

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r250/clapton_2/wes_welker-699_zpsc85a4c07.jpg

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 06:26 PM
I guess Tom isn't going gay bar hopping tonight being that he's emotionally compromised.

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 06:29 PM
He's a free agent.

Really? A post or two from link I gave talked about Edelman like he was going to be there.

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 06:29 PM
I guess Tom isn't going gay bar hoping tonight being that he's emotionaly compromised.

What better of a night to go find you a Bear?

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 06:37 PM
If you guys want some real entertainment...

Al and DMac talking to DMac's dad, who lives in Boston and is a lifelong Patriots fan.

http://www.1043thefan.com/podcasts/Episodes.aspx?PID=1623

It's in hour two of today's 3/13, scroll until there's 8:20 left in the podcast.

For those who hate McDaniels he also adds a "suck it Josh" at the end of the previous segment.

zbeg
03-13-2013, 06:40 PM
Really? A post or two from link I gave talked about Edelman like he was going to be there.

Maybe it's a forgone conclusion, but he's not currently under contract.

atwater27
03-13-2013, 06:44 PM
Suck it Josh!

Nomad
03-13-2013, 06:51 PM
I like Welker.


NightTerror....no Swope for you:lol:.....he'll be a Patriot.

NightTerror218
03-13-2013, 06:54 PM
I like Welker.


NightTerror....no Swope for you:lol:.....he'll be a Patriot.

I think tavon Austin will be a patriot and we can still get Swope in 2nd. Patriots need some serious secondary help too.

ShaneFalco
03-13-2013, 06:55 PM
guess this is to replace Stokley when he leaves next year.

Nice pickup by Broncos FO!

ShaneFalco
03-13-2013, 07:15 PM
Dont know if this has been posted yet but here:

Eric Decker ✔ @EricDecker87

Congratulations @WesWelker! Excited to have you in the Orange and Blue! Welcome to #BroncosCountry


Chris Harris ✔ @ChrisHarrisJr

It's gonna be some Amazing practices with me and Welker in this slot . Games should be easy


John Elway ✔ @johnelway

Agreed to terms on a 2-yr deal with Wes Welker. Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!

camdisco24
03-13-2013, 07:19 PM
This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

How much longer until week 1?

SR
03-13-2013, 07:22 PM
This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!

How much longer until week 1?

Six months from tomorrow I think

camdisco24
03-13-2013, 07:28 PM
Six months from tomorrow I think

That six months too long... I'm excited already. Draft should be interesting to watch though, at least that will break up some time.

Dzone
03-13-2013, 07:32 PM
Welcome back to Colorado, Mr and Mrs Welker
2476

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 07:44 PM
Apparently Stokley is already gone. I read that in an article earlier.

I like how people are trying to pretend Amendola is an adequate replacement for Welker. Haha.

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 07:46 PM
I can't believe the Pats offered Amendola more money than they did Welker. Talk about the ultimate FU on your way out.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Amendola getting $183K more per year [than Welker]
Amendola's missed 22 games since '09. Welker's missed 5 in 9 yrs.
-Andrew Mason

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 07:46 PM
Apparently Stokley is already gone. I read that in an article earlier.

I like how people are trying to pretend Amendola is an adequate replacement for Welker. Haha.

Stokley was this close (holds fingers close together) to retiring at 36 last year. I'm sure he's probably going to at 37 now.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 07:49 PM
"I think it would be a great move if (the Broncos) got him," Stokley said. "I think he would be a great fit here."

Wait a minute. Stokley does realize Welker will be taking his job?

"I know that," Stokley said. "I'm just talking about production. Look at what he's done the last six years. I've always thought he was underrated. You see these other receivers out there getting big money, I think Wes deserves what some of these guys are getting."

Stokley caught 45 passes for 544 yards and five touchdowns from his good friend Manning last year while making $925,000. But at 36, Stokley was turned loose to free agency. Welker is 31.

"I'm fine with whatever happens with my situation, at this point," Stokley said. "If last year was my last ride, with the kind of year we had as a team, I'd be happy with that. But you never know what will happen. I might keep playing elsewhere. I'm just going to continue to stay in shape and wait to see if someone calls. If they do, I'll be ready."

http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_22782280/broncos-interested-patriots-wes-welker-stokley-market?source=rss&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 07:51 PM
I'd rather have Stokley as the No. 4 than Willis. He won't misread defenses and cause interceptions (San Diego game specifically).

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 07:56 PM
I'd rather have Stokley as the No. 4 than Willis. He won't misread defenses and cause interceptions (San Diego game specifically).

Ugh. I'd rather cut Lance Ball and give his money to Stokley. Let Stokley be the #4 RB or whatever Ball was going to be. I just don't understand some moves. I'm not sure why exactly we have to get rid of Stokley because we got Welker. I guess I'm just being picky.

Timmy!
03-13-2013, 07:57 PM
I'd rather have Stokley as the No. 4 than Willis. He won't misread defenses and cause interceptions (San Diego game specifically).

Problem is Stokley doesnt play special teams. Id love to have him back though, he proved to be productive enough last year.

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 07:58 PM
Ugh. I'd rather cut Lance Ball and give his money to Stokley. Let Stokley be the #4 RB or whatever Ball was going to be. I just don't understand some moves. I'm not sure why exactly we have to get rid of Stokley because we got Welker. I guess I'm just being picky.

We're not "getting rid" of Stokley, his contract is up. I don't really see a reason to re-sign him. I'd rather draft a WR who can also play special teams. I'd like Chad Bumphis in the latter rounds myself.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
We're not "getting rid" of Stokley, his contract is up...

Ok.

cmc0605
03-13-2013, 08:03 PM
I agree there's not much point in having Stokley here now, primarily because he can't play special teams. But his pure veteran saviness, awareness, chemistry with Peyton, and good hands make him the better than almost any number 3 receiver possible...and probably the best #4. Even if he's slower and old, he was just as reliable in clutch moments last year than anyone. He also had that great end zone catch in the playoff game. He's certainly better than Willis.

It just happens that Wes Welker slides in as one of the only slot guys that is better than Stokley. Business is business, but I like Stokley and his character, and I'd love if he could still be on the roster...if not, I'd love to see him as a coach.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 08:05 PM
I agree there's not much point in having Stokley here now, primarily because he can't play special teams. But his pure veteran saviness, awareness, chemistry with Peyton, and good hands make him the better than almost any number 3 receiver possible...and probably the best #4. Even if he's slower and old, he was just as reliable in clutch moments last year than anyone. He also had that great end zone catch in the playoff game. He's certainly better than Willis.

It just happens that Wes Welker slides in as one of the only slot guys that is better than Stokley. Business is business, but I like Stokley and his character, and I'd love if he could still be on the roster...if not, I'd love to see him as a coach.

I'd love to see him get another ring.

now that I think of it, Stokley has more than Welker. Lol.

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Ok.

Sorry, football is a tough business. We all love Stokely, but he's 37 years old and we found a much better option for his position. It may be nice for sentimental reasons but it doesn't make football sense to keep him.

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Sorry, football is a tough business. We all love Stokely, but he's 37 years old and we found a much better option for his position. It may be nice for sentimental reasons but it doesn't make football sense to keep him.

For $900,000, it might be.

Nomad
03-13-2013, 08:11 PM
I agree there's not much point in having Stokley here now, primarily because he can't play special teams. But his pure veteran saviness, awareness, chemistry with Peyton, and good hands make him the better than almost any number 3 receiver possible...and probably the best #4. Even if he's slower and old, he was just as reliable in clutch moments last year than anyone. He also had that great end zone catch in the playoff game. He's certainly better than Willis.

It just happens that Wes Welker slides in as one of the only slot guys that is better than Stokley. Business is business, but I like Stokley and his character, and I'd love if he could still be on the roster...if not, I'd love to see him as a coach.

I'd rather use the term 'beyond his prime':lol:

I'd find a way to keep Stokley as well.

claymore
03-13-2013, 08:14 PM
Never hurts to bring him in to compete.

Nomad
03-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Never hurts to bring him in to compete.

Yep! You can't teach veteran leadership, then again, you can't have too many chiefs and not enough indians.

Dzone
03-13-2013, 08:16 PM
Stokely is better than Matt Willlis and Bubba Caldwell, both are terrible, and should stay instead of those guys, but no special teams means he is probably gone

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 08:17 PM
We still have Andre Caldwell, Greg Orton ,and Gerell Robinson under contract?

claymore
03-13-2013, 08:18 PM
Yep! You can't teach veteran leadership, then again, you can't have too many chiefs and not enough indians.

We cut Jerry Rice, I have no probem with cutting stokley. He deserves a shot thoygh. JMO.

Dapper Dan
03-13-2013, 08:20 PM
We cut Jerry Rice, I have no probem with cutting stokley. He deserves a shot thoygh. JMO.

I thought Rice made it past the cuts and then retired.

Dzone
03-13-2013, 08:20 PM
We still have Andre Caldwell, Greg Orton ,and Gerell Robinson under contract?
Yep. All 3 are below mediocre. They are terrible. They will all be working at the mall this time next year

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 08:21 PM
I thought Rice made it past the cuts and then retired.

He retired because Shanny told him he would be cut. It was a classy move by Shanny so Rice could go out with dignity.

Nomad
03-13-2013, 08:25 PM
We cut Jerry Rice, I have no probem with cutting stokley. He deserves a shot thoygh. JMO.

Yeah, I like Stokley because of his play and veteran leadership, but Welker can make me forget about him quick if he can do the same. I agree Stokley should be able to compete because I think he could beat a couple of those other guys.

TXBRONC
03-13-2013, 10:10 PM
What better of a night to go find you a Bear?

Gisele told him he can't go out.

Buff
03-13-2013, 10:11 PM
Stokley was on a one year deal. So he is a UFA. And likely not getting re-signed unless someone gets hurt.

MOtorboat
03-13-2013, 10:46 PM
I don't know what makes me happier:

Wes Welker in orange and blue, or this:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/13/source-close-to-brady-keeps-complaining-about-pats/

BroncoWave
03-13-2013, 10:50 PM
Broncos fans to Tom Brady right now:

http://images.sodahead.com/polls/001564865/223470580_YouMad_xlarge.jpeg

NightTrainLayne
03-13-2013, 10:58 PM
I don't know what makes me happier:

Wes Welker in orange and blue, or this:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/13/source-close-to-brady-keeps-complaining-about-pats/

My favorite quote from the comments:

"Come on, admit it. Your source is Giselle."

King87
03-13-2013, 11:20 PM
I hate you guys.

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 08:11 AM
Looking in on the Patriots Planet again it's funny. Welker is now a douche bag choker.

atwater27
03-14-2013, 08:38 AM
From ProFootballTalk comment section regarding the Amendola signing..."I can’t wait to hear Gisele say “My husband can’t throw the ball AND replace Danny’s broken leg at the same time!”"

Superchop 7
03-14-2013, 08:53 AM
I would still like to see a double stacked slot with welker and stokley......that would be scary.

Mike
03-14-2013, 08:59 AM
Funny watching the Pats fans go through different phases yesterday at my work.

- WTF are the Pats doing? BB needs to change his ways.
- Eh, Welker wasn't that good anyway. He drops a lot of passes. Brady made him.
- Denver is just trying to buy a SB.

Rex
03-14-2013, 09:20 AM
I dont see the logic in the Pats letting Welker go so they can pay Amendola more. Especially when Amendola has suited up 64% of the time for the Rams.

Buff
03-14-2013, 09:22 AM
I dont see the logic in the Pats letting Welker go so they can pay Amendola more. Especially when Amendola has suited up 64% of the time for the Rams.

4 years age difference. They rarely sign their aging veterans.

BeefStew25
03-14-2013, 09:23 AM
And bellichicks ego.

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 09:29 AM
I dont see the logic in the Pats letting Welker go so they can pay Amendola more. Especially when Amendola has suited up 64% of the time for the Rams.

According to some of the dopes on Patriots Planet Amendola is far and way better than Welker. Someone over there tried to use stupid stats on how Amendola drops less pass. I doubt Amendola was targeted as much as Welker was.

CoachChaz
03-14-2013, 09:31 AM
There is also the McDaniels relationship as Amendola played successfully in his offense in 2010

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 09:43 AM
There is also the McDaniels relationship as Amendola played successfully in his offense in 2010

So did Lloyd in Denver but I don't think that worked out the way they had hoped it would.

Rex
03-14-2013, 09:45 AM
I understand Amendola is younger and has a past with McD, but Welker is proven year in and year out that he is gonna show up and catch 100 balls. And it isnt like he is 37 y/o either.

BeefStew25
03-14-2013, 09:52 AM
I don't think Bellichick liked Welkers smart mouth. Which Elway said he wants Welker to be himself.

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 09:55 AM
I understand Amendola is younger and has a past with McD, but Welker is proven year in and year out that he is gonna show up and catch 100 balls. And it isnt like he is 37 y/o either.

He worked with Amendola one year and Welker for four year in total (two prior to come to Denver and two since his return as offensive coordinator.) Amendola has also missed 21 games in a four year span and Welker has only missed three in the same span of time.

Buff
03-14-2013, 09:57 AM
I understand Amendola is younger and has a past with McD, but Welker is proven year in and year out that he is gonna show up and catch 100 balls. And it isnt like he is 37 y/o either.

I'm not saying their logic is correct - but I think that was probably the main factor.

muse
03-14-2013, 10:02 AM
So, I wonder how Dennis Allen's feeling about taking that Raiders job.

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 10:04 AM
I don't think Bellichick liked Welkers smart mouth. Which Elway said he wants Welker to be himself.

Some Patriots fans have said the same thing but it rings hollow the way I see it. He wasn't constantly in the press bad mouthing Belicheat. One guy on Patriots Planet posted three video clips two of Welker and one of wife. The one I watched Welker said "It's nice to stick it Belichek's face everyone in while" but seemed to be somewhat in jest.

BeefStew25
03-14-2013, 10:06 AM
I think Giselle felt threatened by Welkers wife. And mrs. manning totally isn't like that. Follow the smoke, people. You will find fire.

BroncoWave
03-14-2013, 10:08 AM
I bet Gisele is even more threatened by the 52 naked guys Brady sees in the locker room every day.

BeefStew25
03-14-2013, 10:11 AM
I bet Gisele is even more threatened by the 52 naked guys Brady sees in the locker room every day.

What is it with you and naked dudes? Sheesh.

CoachChaz
03-14-2013, 10:12 AM
So did Lloyd in Denver but I don't think that worked out the way they had hoped it would.

I was merely stating there was already a relationship. That's all

BroncoWave
03-14-2013, 10:15 AM
Pretty good article on how things went down between the Pats and Welker that made him become a Bronco.

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9050742/2013-nfl-free-agency-new-england-patriots-quickly-shifted-wes-welker-danny-amendola

This is my favorite part of the article...


Welker, who agreed to the deal without visiting Broncos headquarters, is scheduled to travel to Denver on Thursday morning. He had interest from another AFC team offering two years and closer to $15 million, which was the top contract proposal Welker received in a market that didn't unfold the way he and his representatives envisioned, but he didn't pursue it because the club isn't viewed as a contender. The Broncos, who visit the Patriots in 2013, are one of the AFC's top contenders, which was important to Welker.

TXBRONC
03-14-2013, 10:16 AM
I was merely stating there was already a relationship. That's all

I was just piggy back off of your post. It wasn't meant as a jab.

VonDoom
03-14-2013, 10:30 AM
Pretty good article on how things went down between the Pats and Welker that made him become a Bronco.

http://espn.go.com/boston/nfl/story/_/id/9050742/2013-nfl-free-agency-new-england-patriots-quickly-shifted-wes-welker-danny-amendola

This is my favorite part of the article...

The "other" team mentioned here was apparently the Titans, per Schefter

BeefStew25
03-14-2013, 10:52 AM
My sources confirm that info, vonDoom.

NightTerror218
03-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Now need to make a thread about his wife w/ photos.

Fullback32
03-14-2013, 11:31 AM
4 years age difference. They rarely sign their aging veterans.

True, but Amendola's made of glass.

Fullback32
03-14-2013, 11:43 AM
http://www.juanelway.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Welker-Photo-Shopped-480x700.jpg

JPD2227
03-14-2013, 11:47 AM
I'm a huge fan of W.W. been following him since his college days when he tourched my Ole Miss Rebels. It's because of him I became a Pats fan. I have always had a dream of my two favorite player being on the same team. IT JUST HAPPEND! Peyton to Welker....I see an orange and blue jersey in my future!

shank
03-15-2013, 04:17 AM
http://www.juanelway.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Welker-Photo-Shopped-480x700.jpg

http://i362.photobucket.com/albums/oo67/Trevorsbucket_2006_2008/Trevors%20Photo%20Gallery/Warped%20and%20Edit%20photos/TrevorscaredfaceWarped.jpg

NightTerror218
03-15-2013, 11:09 AM
So the Patriots are going on a WR frenzy right now. Amandola or whatever, they are looking at Emmaul Sanders who is RFA and just signed Donald Jones. To me that shows welker is hard to replace and they are going on strong after FA WRs right now.

CoachChaz
03-15-2013, 11:14 AM
So the Patriots are going on a WR frenzy right now. Amandola or whatever, they are looking at Emmaul Sanders who is RFA and just signed Donald Jones. To me that shows welker is hard to replace and they are going on strong after FA WRs right now.

In all fairness, they needed WR's before the Welker situation

NightTerror218
03-15-2013, 11:21 AM
In all fairness, they needed WR's before the Welker situation

Now they have a major hole. Lloyd was not amazing for them. Welker and the TEs were the targets. So they have huge hole at WR and secondary now. i can live with that.

Nomad
03-15-2013, 01:21 PM
Now they have a major hole. Lloyd was not amazing for them. Welker and the TEs were the targets. So they have huge hole at WR and secondary now. i can live with that.

They be Swopeing this year.

NightTerror218
03-15-2013, 01:22 PM
They be Swopeing this year.

my money is Austin for them.

CoachChaz
03-15-2013, 01:37 PM
my money is Austin for them.

With Amendola on board, I see them going after an outside guy. I dont think Austin or Swope make sense for them at this point

DenBronx
03-17-2013, 05:23 PM
I remember when this interview came out I laughed for days from it. I think he mention foot references about 10 times to put Rex Ryan and his foot fetish on blast. The Pats shouldnt have fined him...dude held a straight face for 9+ minutes. Acting could be his career after football. I always liked Welker and just stoked he's a Bronco now!
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