Was thinking this yesterday. Pats let Adam Vinateri ( a fan favorite for sure) walk to the Colts and the Colts win in 2006. And now they let Welker, another fan favorite walk to Broncos. The common thread. The QB in both cases. If the Pats do make it to the AFC game and lose, I will think Karma is a ... you know what. I really loved both of these player who pretty much gave everything they have to the Pats and we let them walk. Obviously I am not a genius, but would 2 slot receivers have been better? How would it have been if we had both Welker and Danny? I am assuming one of them would be free quite a few times..