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Do you think Wes Welker is high quality on his own? Or is it Tom Brady's pass precision that makes Welker work?

Asked by whitetigress (3129points) October 15th, 2011

I think Welkers yards after catch is pretty high. But also these are designed plays to get him running in that direction. Is it Brady who ultimately decides Welkers fate? Vice Versa? Or none? Thoughts?

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marinelife's avatar

Welker is an overachiever all on his own. He would be great wherever he was playing and whoever was throwing to him.

“Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins’ all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns.”

“Welker, who had three consecutive 110-reception seasons, is the only receiver in NFL history with at least 110 receptions in any three seasons.”


digitalimpression's avatar

I think Tom targets him quite a bit so it helps.. but Wes is obviously a beast no matter how he gets the ball. (unless I have him on my fantasy football team… for some reason he can’t play well when I got him xD)

CWOTUS's avatar

Welcome to Fluther. We can always use more Patriots’ fans.

Both players have a tremendous work ethic and play for one of the best coaches in the NFL. In addition, Brady plays behind one of the best offensive lines in the league, too.

Since they practice so hard (and have each had to rehab from serious injuries, and worked hard at that, too) and have played for so long together, they do tend to read each other’s minds.

Don’t forget that Brady has given more receivers than Welker career years: Randy Moss set the single-season record for touchdown receptions – from Brady – and Deion Branch was a SuperBowl MVP once – with Brady throwing to him. And look what Brady is doing with his tight ends Gronkowski and Hernandez now.

Welker is definitely a prize, and there’s no doubt about that. His willingness to make catches up the middle, or sometimes just to continue to run routes, and the way he digs for every yard after the catch are a measure of his determination to excel at any cost.

whitetigress's avatar

@CWOTUS I’m actually not a Patriots fan but I do remember when we (SD) sent him packing to Miami. I couldn’t understand why he was showing symptoms of Beast Syndrome during the pre-season we had him.

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