Let me begin by stating the obvious: the loss of Wes Welker to injury is an incredible blow to the Patriots. He and Tom Brady had a connection like few other QB-WR tandems in the history of the league. They always seemed in concert, and Welker was able to get open nearly at will. Welker, in fact, made up for a ridiculously large percentage of this team's offensive output. Now, after one catastrophic play, it's all gone. Even if Welker should return from this injury, it's no sure thing that he can once again regain the form that made him the driving force of this offense. In the aftermath of this painful event, it's natural to question whether Welker should have been starting in the first place. After all, the distinction between the third and fourth seed in the playoffs (the only thing up ...
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Article written by Mike Gleason