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Wes Welker 2014 Season OutlookDecker departure unleashes Welker?


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#1 cbe_88

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 12:43 AM

Welker obviously made a huge statement in 2013. The one thing that always bugged me about Welker is that he was never a "TD guy", but he sure bucked that trend on his new team. Not only being his usual slot maven self, he now has a serious redzone role drawn up by Peyton putting him in line for double digit Tds. He's an incredibly safe fantasy WR next year, with some capped upside in 2014, due to all of the options in Denver. But if Decker leaves you have to wonder how early that would make him go.

Generally I'm buying. A low-end WR1/high-end WR2 for the time being, and serious mid-range WR1 appeal if Decker moves on. I hope previous owners are still pissed that he burned them as he fizzled out, and then got knocked out of the last month with a concussion.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

Not a definite that Welker is even back with Denver in 2014. They have a bunch of needs on the defensive side of the ball and Wes will count for 8 million against the cap. After watching my Broncos get WHIPPED by the Hawks, they really need to consider every option. I wouldn't be upset if they let him walk. He's not a spring chicken.


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 10:11 AM

Assuming that Welker stays in Denver, I'd have no problem drafting him. I see a slight uptick in targets with Decker's inevitable departure, and Welker is durable. He's missed fewer than ten games in his career, so that concussion isn't a huge concern. Even though Welker's getting older, I think he's still got another year or two in him. And even if he has less burst to gain separation from defenders, if there's anyone who can fit it into that window where only he can grab it, it's Peyton Manning.

Edited by WhatWouldDitkaDo, 10 February 2014 - 10:12 AM.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:11 PM

View PostOrangeCrush, on 10 February 2014 - 09:04 AM, said:

Not a definite that Welker is even back with Denver in 2014. They have a bunch of needs on the defensive side of the ball and Wes will count for 8 million against the cap. After watching my Broncos get WHIPPED by the Hawks, they really need to consider every option. I wouldn't be upset if they let him walk. He's not a spring chicken.


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If they let Decker walk, I don't see them letting Welker walk as well. You're talking about bordering on "overhauling" one of the best offenses to ever step foot on a football field. Getting rid of multiple key pieces in what was an epic attack doesn't make sense to me. Okay if you don't want to pay Decker, I understand, keep welker. The only reason I see them parting ways with Welker is if they actually strike a deal with Decker in the event that he's not satisfied with his market in free agency and he comes back willing to lower his price.

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 07:58 PM

lol at idiots thinking the broncos would let both welker and decker walk

welker will have another good season. Decker being gone helps.

only thing that worries me on the tds is that they were all at the start of the season..........and he became less involved red zone wise over time.




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