Tom Brady says Wes Welker is still a big part of their offense

On Wednesday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reassured everyone that wide receiver Wes Welker is “a huge part of this offense and what we do on a weekly basis.”

Last Sunday Welker wasn’t on the field as much as he’s been in the past and he only had the ball thrown to him five times the entire game.

“Every week is a little bit different,” Brady explained. “There are different opportunities on different weeks for different players. I think the thing that’s important to remember is that it’s a 16-game season. You start getting up there, and play [600] or 700 plays every year, when you need it most, you have to be fresh. I think that goes for all of us. There is really a fine line because you’re not pacing yourself by any stretch, but at the same time, ‘Look, it’s Week 1.’ We have a lot of football to play. We’re going to need everybody.”

Brady explained that Welker’s role may be different on a game by game basis.

“There are going to be games where Wes has not as many opportunities, and games where he has a ton of opportunities,” said Brady. “It all depends on how the game may play out or the situation of the game. But he’s  I’m sure there won’t be too many games where he doesn’t get a lot of opportunity.”

All I know is that Welker’s fantasy owners aren’t very happy with his lack production last week.  The guy they be blaming is likely head coach Bill Belichick.