// Wes Welker

Matt Light Made Patriots Offensive Line Much, Much Better

When the 2012 New England Patriots kick off their season in a few months, many of the faces will look familiar. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker will still be there, picking apart defenses. Jerod Mayo will still blow up any receiver foolhardy enough to run across the middle of the field. Stephen Gostkowski […]

Was Wes Welker’s Contract Dispute Avoidable?

On Wes Welker, let me be clear that regardless of his size, leaping ability or big play capability, I think I am in agreement with all Patriots fans – that I want this guy on the team. I also think the Patriots should come up with an offer that works for the Patriots. They have […]

Video: Wes Welker Stars in Depend Adult Diaper Commercial

What has Wes Welker done since the Super Bowl? Other than being slapped in the face with the franchise tag…not much. Well, except for this:

Patriots 2012 Off-Season Priorities: Wide Receivers

In an off-season that perhaps is even more exciting than last year’s lockout-shortened free agency period, the Patriots have plenty of needs.  None are bigger, however, than wide receiver and defensive end. Let’s first look at receiver. Last season, we saw a soon-to-be 33-year-old Deion Branch get even older right before our eyes, totaling only […]

Patriots Place Franchise Tag on Wes Welker

It was refreshing to hear Wes Welker discussion and not have it be about whether or not he should have caught that Brady pass in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. Monday, as was speculated, Wes Welker was given the franchise tag by the New England Patriots. The Patriots waited until the final hours […]

Report: Patriots “Likely” to Use Franchise Tag on Wes Welker

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots will use their franchise tag on free agent wide receiver Wes Welker. Schefter reports the two sides have been discussing a long-term contract, but the Pats will use the tag before the March 5 deadline, if needed. Obviously, this isn’t so surprising, but by slapping Welker with the […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Don’t Sign Wes Welker)

Tuesday, I introduced my blueprint for the Patriots offseason…if they re-sign Wes Welker. The following looks at the what the Patriots should do if they cannot sign their best wide receiver. Scenario #2 – the Patriots let Wes Welker walk This scenario would not surprise me in the least. Welker vs. Samuel It would be a […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Sign Wes Welker)

I wrote at the end of September that Bill Belichick had lost his fastball on defense. As it turned out, I was wrong. Given the personnel, I thought it was a near miracle that the Patriots were an incomplete pass from a Super Bowl championship. Looking back, it was one of his finest coaching seasons. […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Super Bowl XLVI

Well… crap. Just like four years ago, the New England Patriots came up just a couple plays short of beating the New York Giants and claiming their fourth Lombardi Trophy Sunday in Super Bowl XLVI. Instead, Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning once again bested Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, with Manning executing yet another fourth-quarter […]

Hey Patriots, “Coffee is for Closers”

Alec Baldwin famously said “Coffee is for closers” in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and when it came to Super Bowl 46, he couldn’t be more right. The Patriots couldn’t close. I have had a couple days to digest, and I am like many Patriot fans, I’m ready to move on. I wanted to reflect […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Divisional Round

The Book of 2 Timothy states: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” The Book of Tom states: “Good for you. I just whomped your ass.” Any comparisons between Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos and Tom Brady and the New England Patriots died following Saturday’s […]

Growing Your Wes Welker Playoff Mustache?

I have a stubble beard going…so technically you can count me in, but I’m not going nearly as hardcore as Wes Welker or Tim Thomas. But in case you haven’t heard, Welker is growing out his playoff mustache and is urging Patriots fans to do the same ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Broncos. So, […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 17

All’s well that ends well. The New England Patriots overcame an early 21-point deficit Sunday, blowing out the Bills in the second half and cruising to home-field advantage for the playoffs. Final score: Patriots 49, Bills 21. A fitting revenge after the Bills came back from being down 21 to beat the Patriots in September. […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 16

The Miami Dolphins narrowly avoided disaster Saturday against the New England Patriots. Somehow a group of talented, motivated football players broke into their locker room, knocked everyone out, stole their uniforms and took the field for kickoff. The “Dolphins” went into halftime up 17-0. Luckily, the true – and truly terrible – Dolphins regained consciousness […]

Patriots Clinch First-Round Bye, Overcome 17-Point Deficit Against Dolphins

The New England Patriots took every punch the Miami Dolphins threw at them in the first half of Sunday afternoon’s game at Gillette. In the second half, the Patriots came out swinging, and the Dolphins went down for the count. The Patriots scored 27 points in the second half, overcoming a 17-point deficit to beat […]