Despite putting up solid numbers and breaking Troy Brown’s record to become the all-time receptions leader in Patriots history with his 558th catch in New England’s embarrassing 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, speculation is mounting that receiver Wes Welker is slowly being phased out of the team’s offensive plans.
Welker, who signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech University in 2004, has snagged an astounding 650 balls for 7,335 yards and 32 scores since making his professional debut.
At only 31, Welker, who impressively recovered from a torn MCL and ACL in his left knee in January 2010, signed a franchise tender with the Patriots in May worth $9.5 million.
With stud tight end Aaron Hernandez shelved until at least October with a bummed right ankle, one would expect Brady to target Welker more than ever.
The 60-year-old Belichick, a three-time AP NFL Coach of the Year who has amassed an amazing career mark of 192-104, is one of the greatest leader’s in the history of the sport.
Nevertheless, the mastermind behind “Spygate” is also a surly and vindictive hemorrhoid.
If Belichick is in any capacity punishing Welker, the philandering fashion plate should be ashamed of his own behavior and scorned by Patriots supporters throughout New England.
Wes Welker is a genuine legend and no man has a right to disrespect such a courageous standout on the gridiron.by