As Wes Welker's five 100-catch seasons demonstrate, Tom Brady's had a go-to guy over the last several seasons.
Now he's gone. The Pats have brought in another slot receiver, Danny Amendola, to replace him, but there's no guarantee Amendola has either the skill or the durability to be another Welker.
But Patriots Hall of Famer Troy Brown thinks that one bright spot in Welker's loss is that it will force the Patriots to stop relying so much on one player, to spread the ball around and diversify their attack.
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