Patriot Games: Is New England’s Most Important Weapon Wes Welker or Randy Moss?


Published: September 25, 2009

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... declared one of, if not the, most prolific offensive units in the NFL.

And ever since the recognition came about, Patriots fans and others alike have always asked the question: Who's more important to the offense, Randy Moss, the prolific deep threat, or Wes Welker, the under-appreciated slot man that can turn a five-yard catch into a 12-yard gain with regularity?

Both Moss and Welker were acquired by Bill Belichick prior to the 2007 season. Moss came to New England in a trade with Oakland, and Welker was shipped north from Miami in a trade as well.

So far, both have proved to be invaluable to the New England offense, with Moss providing the awe-inspiring fireworks, and Welker acting as the reliable safety valve that quarterbacks Tom Brady and Matt Cassel (who filled in for Brady in 2008 when the star QB went down with a season ending knee injury in Week One) can consistently rely on.

In short, they are both critical to the overall success and production o...

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