Pats Points: The Return of Wes Welker, Fred Taylor and the Running Game

August 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Patriots fans around the country held their breath for a few seconds on Thursday when the New England Patriots took on the Atlanta Falcons in their second of four oh-so-important preseason games.
Wes Welker got clocked by Falcons corner back Christopher Owens. But Wes did exactly what he used to do: pop back up like one of those punching bag clowns. 
And then we all could breathe.
You have to admire his toughness, no one expected him to be anywhere near ready for the preseason, much less the regular season, but it looks like he will be ready for the start of the season. And if they want to ease him back in, Julian Edelman is looking like he's never heard the term "Sophomore Slump". 
The big cloud hanging over the offense is Logan Mankins, and while ESPN can't get enough of the very dramatic Darrelle Revis holdout, there's been almost nothing from the Pats camp.
Surprised? No. Broadcasters can barely get the starting lineup for pre...

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