Former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest spoke his mind on NFL Total Access on Tuesday by letting everyone know what he thinks about Wes Welker holding out and not attending the Patriots voluntary workouts.
“I just don’t like the diva attitude,” said McGinest, per WEEI in Boston. “Let’s keep it real: Prior to the Patriots, this is a guy who played three years, had 96 receptions, never had a 1,000-yard season.
“This $9 million-plus that they’re offering is half of his last contract. That’s a lot of money. Let’s not forget that they signed Brandon Lloyd, they signed (Anthony Gonzalez), they signed (Deion) Branch back, they got the two tight ends; they have weapons on that offense. So look, Wes, it’s time to take off the leopard-printed cowboy boots, get off the party tour and get back to work.”
McGinest is essentially saying Welker is a system player and if it wasn’t for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the Patriots offense, he would be a nobody. I can’t really argue with that point. But I thought former and current NFL players understand it when a player is looking to cash in, since the average career in the NFL is roughly less than four years.Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone