According to Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports, Wes Welker has a feeling disdain towards the New England Patriots after how offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels treated him during last year’s season-opener.
What’s important to consider is Welker’s somewhat mild disdain for the Patriots right now, according to a source close to the player. Welker apparently is a little miffed at how he was treated in last year’s opener, when offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels had him targeted for a season-low five pass attempts that resulted in a season-low three receptions.
That bit of tweaking stuck in Welker’s craw all season. So did the notion that if tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski hadn’t both gotten hurt at different times, there’s a strong belief that Welker would have been limited to far fewer than the 118 receptions he finished with last season. In short, there’s a little paranoia in the Welker camp these days about his role with the Pats.
I understand that Welker is upset, but he needs to put his feelings to the side and cash in while he can. He wouldn’t be the same player without the Patriots.