NFL tickets continue to confound or excite, depending on your team affiliation. Big moves have been made by some while others sit idly by, making calculated guesses.
One of the more confounding is the decision by the New England Patriots to allow Wes Welker to leave. Welker has gone off to the Denver Broncos where no doubt Peyton Manning is grinning from ear to ear. Allowing Wes Welker to leave is understandable but the difference of $2 million has fans stumped. In reality it ain’t that much to keep a player who has been as productive as Wes Welker.
In a “win now” statement the Atlanta Falcons have signed running back Steven Jackson away fro the ST. Louis Rams. I like this move though it puts my beloved New Orleans Saints at a disadvantage. Atlanta had enough offense last season to win the NFC South but when the game turned on pure running talent, Michael Turner was out of gas. Jackson also offers another excellent alternative in the passing game which should help Matt Ryan.
The Kansas City Chiefs pass defense took huge leaps this week with the signing of Dunta Robinson and Sean Smith. Head Coach Andy Reid has obviously been looking at Denver and preparing to stop the Broncos offense.
Minnesota is still looking for a quarterback and the Vikings think that Matt Cassel may be the answer. Cassel had his troubles in Kansas City but in all fairness didn’t have much help. With Adrian Peterson behind the line he may return to the form he showed with the Patriots.
The Seattle Seahawks are getting scary. Already a very good defense they’ve added Cliff Avril and Michael Bennet to their defensive line, giving them a pair of highly regarded free agents at the position.