Are the Patriots being unfair to Welker?
Felger, Mazz and Wiggins debate whether or not the Patriots are being unfair to Welker by not giving him a long term contract.
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Is Wes Welker mile citizen. Model I mean he's -- does that mean as far as we know I guess -- the other thing why is not relevant what Paula I mean of course such as addresses because. I don't know the Patriots would say that Wes Welker falls in that -- model citizen camp. Was league bench to start the game the a playoff game against the Jets because those -- jokes. And the book as more and Roddick as I think that decision was by the Patriots that was one of my least favorite Belichick moves of all time. Sitting him -- him from the starting offense because of what -- matchup that was dome. But the Patriots not to get like that you know they they told the players don't engage in any this what business and Wes Welker one bit. And I'm not the Patriots hold against him what would you look at Wes Welker and they model citizen OK but we talked a model citizen in the Patriots locker room we're talking about a guy who doesn't have problems with the law. Yeah I mean I don't know I'm just that's just abroad thing that people say like that -- do you think the Patriots. Are hierarchy looks at Wes Welker as they would say Tedy Bruschi. Yeah I think when you talk about Welker. When you pick of of him -- of a player on the field you think of him as a person off the field. You at the pictures organization you'd tell your younger guys hey this is the guy that you wanna be like on and off the football field. I mean as far as that the little foot jokes -- out that was all in fun but they look at him as a guy. That's you know he's not in the new rules were for doing stupid things he's not a mobile and all the over TMZ he's just the guy that goes out there. Does his job. Doesn't on the football field when he leaves he's he's he's he's a guy that's in the community it that shakes hands with signs autographs and so he's very approachable fine. Couple. Let's put that aside let's get on the model citizen status okay. I just hope it's relevant yeah. Pretty and is going through my -- here all the stupid stuff that Feldman did for us. Hold on this is a woman -- come around us. Speed okay sorry that was a so what things about -- and should the Patriots paper models models citizenship Noll -- Know what is even entered the equation I got to be emotional out of all the pivot Tony but the fact is though I mean here it factors when the team says that's the guys we want this is the guy was refocus on. We do it a different way we do at the Patriot way I mean they they have some of that I mean that -- -- a lot of that in fact okay so so when they get a job that. What that you get a job for that if you if you're -- able you get shipped out of town that's what the minutes you get to spend. Like sort of -- Donaldson leading -- a million -- yeah. I just don't -- actors and not and that's definite that it's nice it's nice but not in terms of factoring the salary but Toney off the field they want a guy that did it. That is a good reflection of the organization that's why when gronkowski had a little thing the pitcher with that the girl there with the Patriots Jersey on. They said to him hey listen we we walked guys that are gonna. That I got to shall put put it looked like on the Patriots organization so when when they seem less local they're gonna say he's he's a good preaches. Is the time much Abreu at the Bob Kraft thing with the girl in the and the audition now maybe not if they're not not not not right now and now the pulled off when that when we don't want that. Powers that be dumbed down here I mean they're married at all what it does factor blockers -- I don't know what -- but felt it does factor in when you're looking at paying a guy. You know X amount of years -- -- okay here's a guy that we wanna be part of -- does it does factor in on how the out off the football field TI don't think of practice and a salary at all I think emotionally it tugs at you because you like the guy. And you say he's a good guy. It really would be nice to take care of that kind of guys. But it's all well it's ultimately about what your value is to the team so here's the only to me the only fallout from that that is about one of these guys in the locker room and I sit there trying to do the right thing every day because. I -- adhere to the Patriot way. Yeah I consider myself. After that exactly you're going to be paid with Corey Dylan a good guy so what does it mean not quite. Know what that -- it -- You know what you know -- the only thing that's gonna get -- that I play well and then use every ounce of leverage I have just like they do -- You know all you can take the pitcher -- shot. And is gonna go ball and then when it comes time to get paid I'm gonna fight for my money totally so -- but if the Patriots to -- -- want a locker room those kind of guys other they sort of wanted to promote. The Wes Welker away double what it comes to that the Patriots speak out of both sides Gamal Mike because on the one -- -- we don't want these guys but it. Won't rehabilitate the Albert means more to the world the Randy Moss is in the world the -- -- the world and I'm not finger at the world three degree you problem. But there are varying degrees of problems. I've said this before and I go to my grave -- The only absolute trim down there it -- the Patriots won a good deal. That's what they want whether it's worked out Wes Welker so Dwight feel badly for Welker. Yes 'cause we all like him we don't like what he represents. -- -- guy who's playing in a league of Giants stick his head and -- out let me producers we all loved out. And as well we should. Well when it comes time to -- the table and and make good deal it's all about leverage and what doesn't have much.