Welker trade was huge for Pats

Welker trade was huge for Pats

There are 65 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 28, 2008, titled Welker trade was huge for Pats. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The football world was sent into a tizzy when the Patriots pulled off the deal that brought Randy Moss from Oakland to New England for a fourth-round pick.

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john

AOL

#1 Jan 28, 2008
I think most of us at the time thought getting a 2nd and a 7th was a steal for Welker. Turned out to be a steal for the Pats cause we had pathetic management and a coach.
Wroth

Burlington, MA

#2 Jan 28, 2008
Bruschi is an idiot. They got more for him than anyone thought he was worth at the time. Obviously Welker's had one hell of a year and is making the Dolphins look stupid for giving him up, but do you really think Welker would have made a difference if he were in Miami this year? As a Dolphin fan, I'd much rather have a solid center to help build an O-line around for the next 4-10 years than a reciever than would have gotten 50 catches, no touchdowns, and no national attention playing for a team with no quarterback.
NFLfan

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

#3 Jan 28, 2008
Talking about pathetic management , the sad part was according to Peter King of SI, if the tender Mueller offered to Welker was just 150,000 more (pennies in football terms)the Pats would have had to give the Fins a first round pick instead of a 2nd rounder, according to NFL rules.
Aaron

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Jan 28, 2008
Really, how slow of a news day do you have to have in order to write this? This was news back in the Summer and beginning of Fall. Aren't there other stories to report?
MisterMiami

Melbourne, FL

#5 Jan 28, 2008
Welker is what he is..A small guy that run 5 yards,turns around and catches the ball. Most if his completions are against linebackers and while he has Brady as a QB and Moss lined up opposite side. He wouldnt do crap if he was still in Miami or another team such as the Lions. I think the Pats can spread the field and he will always be open due to the short quick outs. He is small and has quick feet. Basically, line him outside and he would be lucky to have 50 catches a year.
azzh0le

United States

#6 Jan 28, 2008
john wrote:
I think most of us at the time thought getting a 2nd and a 7th was a steal for Welker. Turned out to be a steal for the Pats cause we had pathetic management and a coach.
I never thought that, and don't understand why anyone else did. The guy seemed to catch everything thrown within 5 yards of him. DUMB MOVE.
azzh0le

United States

#7 Jan 28, 2008
Wroth wrote:
Bruschi is an idiot. They got more for him than anyone thought he was worth at the time. Obviously Welker's had one hell of a year and is making the Dolphins look stupid for giving him up, but do you really think Welker would have made a difference if he were in Miami this year?
That is the stupidest F**KING argument EVER! Do you really think Randy Moss would have made a difference this year if he were on the Dolphins? Probably not right? So, then if we could have gotten him for a 4th round pick then don't do that either right? Do you really think Chad Johnson would have made a difference on the team this year? If he had been a Dolphin player then trade him since he wouldn't have made a difference on this shitty team this year right?
Since they only had a few good players, may as well trade them all, since it wouldn't have made much of a difference this year. That is much smarter than hanging on to good players and then adding more good players along side of them right?
Like saying hey I only have $500 in my savings account. May as well spend it since it isn't really that much. Never going to build up much of a savings account that way... So fucking sick of the "he wouldn't have made a difference this year" argument.
Jarrod

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Jan 28, 2008
Brady makes all recievers look good...wasn't Branch supposed to be good in Seattle? And having Moss just lets Brady take chances deep.
Jarrod

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Jan 28, 2008
azzh0le wrote:
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That is the stupidest F**KING argument EVER! Do you really think Randy Moss would have made a difference this year if he were on the Dolphins? Probably not right? So, then if we could have gotten him for a 4th round pick then don't do that either right? Do you really think Chad Johnson would have made a difference on the team this year? If he had been a Dolphin player then trade him since he wouldn't have made a difference on this shitty team this year right?
Since they only had a few good players, may as well trade them all, since it wouldn't have made much of a difference this year. That is much smarter than hanging on to good players and then adding more good players along side of them right?
Like saying hey I only have $500 in my savings account. May as well spend it since it isn't really that much. Never going to build up much of a savings account that way... So fucking sick of the "he wouldn't have made a difference this year" argument.
You're an idiot...you think when a team is bad and adds good players they will stay bad? No. Good players make a difference and you're an idiot saying the Fins would have been 1-15 with Moss. Chambers and Moss? Ya seems like a recipe for disaster...
Change Needed

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Jan 28, 2008
Wroth wrote:
Bruschi is an idiot. They got more for him than anyone thought he was worth at the time. Obviously Welker's had one hell of a year and is making the Dolphins look stupid for giving him up, but do you really think Welker would have made a difference if he were in Miami this year? As a Dolphin fan, I'd much rather have a solid center to help build an O-line around for the next 4-10 years than a reciever than would have gotten 50 catches, no touchdowns, and no national attention playing for a team with no quarterback.
We need to change ownership. Did you read about the fans that want to buy the team with stock offered to the public?
www.MyMiamiDolphins.org
Rob

Panama City, FL

#11 Jan 28, 2008
Did you really just put Welker in the same league as Chad Johnson and Randy Moss? I know the stats were there this year but good lord.
numbnuts

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#12 Jan 28, 2008
Wroth wrote:
Bruschi is an idiot. They got more for him than anyone thought he was worth at the time. Obviously Welker's had one hell of a year and is making the Dolphins look stupid for giving him up, but do you really think Welker would have made a difference if he were in Miami this year? As a Dolphin fan, I'd much rather have a solid center to help build an O-line around for the next 4-10 years than a reciever than would have gotten 50 catches, no touchdowns, and no national attention playing for a team with no quarterback.
I concur sir.. Much rather have Satelle to solidify the o-line for the next 10 years.
Rob

Panama City, FL

#13 Jan 28, 2008
Do you think Moss woulda broken the record for TDs this year trying to catch balls from Cleo Lemon? No. He would've been disgruntled by week 8, become a distraction, and probably have been deactivated at some point. Just because a guy is effective playing with the best QB in the game, and one of the best ever, doesn't mean he is a world-beater and would dominate on any team he plays for.
GetReal

West Palm Beach, FL

#14 Jan 28, 2008
That just shows that Camron was and still is an idiot, he's a nice guy but nice guys suck in the NFL.
azzh0le

United States

#15 Jan 28, 2008
Rob wrote:
Did you really just put Welker in the same league as Chad Johnson and Randy Moss? I know the stats were there this year but good lord.
Sigh... no, not at all. Forget it.
Bundt

Pompano Beach, FL

#16 Jan 28, 2008
Some of the comments bashing Welker on this post are completely ridiculous. The guy was electric when he played here. Every time he touched the ball you knew he could break one. Obviously he is playing for a MUCH better team right now, so his numbers are better than they would have been in Miami. Anyway, I'm happy for the guy. I think that if the Fins knew his value, they still should have traded him to rebuild their team - much like Chambers. You don't want to waste such good talent on a talentless team.

Since: Dec 07

West Palm Beach, FL.

#18 Jan 28, 2008
Was this story written by 'Captain Obvious'? Did he watch any football this season, or did he just discover the Patriots and their offense? Is this really 'news' to anyone?

I guess this is what you do if your paper sends you out to the Super Bowl a week early - you have to just write to fill column space. Part 2 of his report will be surely titled 'Sun comes up in east again today'.
john

AOL

#19 Jan 28, 2008
Both teams won in this trade. I'd rather have a center to build around than a 3rd down reciever and punt returner.

If Satale makes the probowl in 2 years, who looks better then?
ray in NC

Dayton, OH

#20 Jan 28, 2008
AS much as i liked Welker, I don't think he could have put up those numbers with this team. I am willing to bet that if you put several players from our roster onto the Patriots, they would look like ALL-Pro's. They have a great line great receivers and an even better QB.
Po White Trash

Tallahassee, FL

#21 Jan 28, 2008
If Satelle goes to the pro bowl 2 to 4 times during his time here this Welker issue is moot. Time will tell. I'll tale a pro bowl center over a good slot Receiver any day.

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