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Stumped by the Welker standoff

Many are wondering why a three-year, $25M deal wouldn't make more sense

Updated: July 17, 2012, 3:31 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

There is a lot of Wes Welker follow-up in this week's Patriots mailbag. The sides couldn't reach a contract extension by Monday's deadline for franchise-tagged players, and reaction is mixed.

Some e-mailers are disappointed in the Patriots. Others pin it on Welker and his agents. The debate is a big part of what makes sports fun.

The countdown to training camp is on, with the first public practice scheduled for Thursday, July 26. ESPNBoston.com has exciting coverage plans for the ...

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