When the infamous Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday that the Broncos were in "serious talks" with then New England Patriot Wes Welker, and that a decision was "expected today," I immediately thought it was a smoke screen.
Texans receiver Andre Johnson, running back Arian Foster and quarterback Matt Schaub are possibly the league's most dangerous offensive trio, but the key to stopping the Texans' Big Three will be the Patriots' big 325-pounder: nose tackle Vince Wilfork.
Along with an excellent finish, Sunday night's Patriots-49ers matchup provided an excellent showcase of both the advantages and drawbacks of building an offense centered around a quarterback tasked with being a "game manager."
The clock is ticking toward Monday's deadline for the application of Franchise Tags (the Tag) across the NFL. I expect a number of Tags, with teams waiting until the deadline to apply them. Here are some answers about the Tag.