Welker feels unworthy of extension


Welker feels unworthy of extension

By Mary Paoletti

Wes Welker isn't done being sorry.

In the same week he confessed regret for making fun of Rex Ryan, Welker has now told the Boston Herald he rues his lack of production in 2010-11.

"I think everybody wants a new deal, but I wouldn't say anything I did this past year would warrant one or anything like that," the receiver said.

Welker caught 84 balls for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also dropped 13 passes.

The numbers mark the first year in four that he hasn't made over 100 catches (112 in '07, 111 in '08, and 123 in '09.) As last season's NFL leader in receptions, Welker's 1,358 yards only emphasize the drop-off that he's apparently troubled by.

"For me, I feel like it was a disappointing year," he said. "I feel like I didn't play my best ball. Having that kind of year definitely drives me. It makes me want to be better than I was. You go into the offseason thinking about what you can do to get better, and there's plenty of things I can do to have a better year."

Welker's agent has to be smacking his head over these comments, but shouldn't worry too much; the wideout's got another year to redeem himself before his contract with the Patriots is up.

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Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again


Obama’s Super Bowl pick: Patriots over Seahawks, again

Tom Brady didn’t go to the White House after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory over the Seahawks, but the President thinks the Pats will be visiting 1600 Pensylvania Ave. again to be welcomed by President Trump (does that mean Brady goes?) or Clinton in the spring of 2017.

In an interview on Sirus/XM Radio with Sway Calloway, Obama sees a Pats-Seahawks rematch in Super Bowl 51. And if he were a betting man, he’d be going with New England, again. 

“I’ve got to say at this point, you have to put your money on Brady again,” Obama said. “I don’t see any strong teams. Seattle and Patriots have a rematch. That’s my call.”

Obama and the nation will get a preview of his pick on Week 10 at Gillette Stadium when the Pats host the Seahawks.

Oh, and the President likes the Golden State Warriors, particularly with the addition of Kevin Durant, to reclaim the NBA title. 


Bills injury report: RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doubtful


Bills injury report: RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) doubtful

FOXBORO – After being unable to practice all week for the Buffalo Bills, running back LeSean McCoy is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Patriots due to a hamstring injury.

Already ruled out for Buffalo are wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and safety Aaron Williams.

The Bills also have a fleet of players listed as questionable including DT Bryant Corbin (shoulder), TE Charles Clay (knee), DT Marcell Dareus (hamstring), RB Mike Gillislee (foot), TE Cordy Glenn (ankle), LB Jerry Hughes (hand), LB Lerentee McCray (knee), G John Miller (shoulder) and WR Robert Woods.

The skill position dings to Goodwin, McCoy, Clay, Gillislee, Glenn and Woods have to be a concern for the Bills who already have their best wideout, Sammy Watkins, on injured reserve.