Originally Posted by guttle11
Well, you want them to take the week of practice on the field, so I'm ok with them playing for a while. I'm fine either way really, as long as they don't play all the starters all game.
FWIW, Welker got hurt on the first drive, wasn't even hit, it looked like he just turned his own leg weird, maybe slipped. The Pats took Brady out in the 2nd quarter, only to put him back in to play most of the 2nd half, presumably because they realized the extent of Welker's injury and wanted to get his replacement more reps with Brady.