Welker didn't know if he would start going into first series

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Welker didn't know if he would start going into first series

If fans were surprised to see that Julian Edelman was starting over Wes Welker against the Cardinals on Sunday, they weren't the only ones. Even Welker didn't know if he was starting going into New England's first series.

"I really wasn't positive even leading up to the first series," he told WEEI on Monday. "I wasn't sure what was going to happen. I just go out there, and whenever my number's called, I go out and play . . . It is what it is. Coaches coach, players play. That's all I can do."

Welker said that before the game there were some indications that Edelman may start.

"A little bit, yeah," he said. "But you just continue to grind away and get ready for the week and prepare as if you're going to be going. And I did end up playing quite a bit in the game."

But not as much as Edelman, and much less than he has in recent years.

What's odd is that no one has any definitive answers as to why. Including Welker, apparently.

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.