The Pats often seem to be able to negotiate contracts down...since playing for a winner is a lot nicer than going to Cleveland or Kansas City. Even if Welker or Woodhead goes, they will find some other role players to catch Brady's passes. Meanwhile, Darth Bellicheat has Mallett to groom to replace Brady someday. The machine probably won't miss a beat. Kind of like Indy....one down season and Peyton is replaced....poof! Miami still has not found a replacement for Marino. Tannehill is the new hopeful....but a lot of people felt that way about Henne and the others that preceded him.
After Branch left they had alot of trouble finding wr's(Caldwell)....They even lost a playoff game because of it againxt SD.....
A couple bad free agents and draft picks until they got Moss and Welker,
The offense runs better with Welker around. Edelman has proven he CAN'T