Originally Posted by WolverineFan
Completely agree. Look what Brady has done with Welker. He was a nobody in Miami and now he's a perennial All-Pro in New England. Moss had his best season ever with Brady. Deion Branch won a Super Bowl MVP with Brady and then did nothing in Seattle after leaving in FA.
It would be nice to add some more weapons for the offense but the problems start with Schaub.
But its not as simple as "what he's done with Welker". Name the receivers Welker played with in MIA or SD. Since he's been in NE?
Branch (40 rec 15 ypc)
(worth noting that pre-injury his ypc was down about 2 yards, his r/g was about half of the rest of the years and his y/g was about half of the rest of the years in NE the year moss left)
His least productive year (by far) even if you carry the numbers forward for 16 games was 2010. While Brady had a high QB rating, that year it is the only non injury year in which he didn't reach 4000 yards.
Interestingly enough, that year the Pats asked a lot less of Brady. Instead of throwing 600 passes he only threw 490. Schaub routinely gets asked to throw the ball 550-600 times a year and doesn't have anyone other than AJ (sometimes OD, when he's not hurt) that can hold anyone on that list's jock strap.
Can you name a single receiver that has been on our roster not named Andre Johnson that has as much talent as any player on that list? I submit that you cannot.