Week 1 of the New England Patriots' ongoing Wes Welker-Greg Salas controversy was... a bit of an anticlimax. Greg Salas didn't make the box score, and Wes Welker wasn't very far ahead of him, catching three balls for 14 yards in an afternoon that saw Tom Brady go for 236 yards and two touchdowns. The 21-3 halftime lead they got out to vs. the Tennessee Titans probably has something to do with all this, but I'm sorry: if you were hoping for the St. Louis Rams' Josh McDaniels-y cast-off to make some noise in the early going, you're going to have to wait for Week 2.â†µ
While I'm at it, I'm also sorry if you took Wes Welker in your fantasy league. Given all the offseason controversy, you might have gotten yourself a deal, but Week 1 hasn't gone especially well for you.
In total, that means the Rams' big receiver makeover in the 2011 NFL Draft produced two catches for 16 yards in Week 1, both of them belonging to Lance Kendricks. Austin Pettis has one more game to go on his suspension; Greg Salas's future is a little more nebulous.â†µ