Wes Welker has had an up and down week to say the least.
One day he signs a contract tender as the franchise player of the year. This means a larger paycheck than he was receiving, but less than he wanted.
At first, Wes thought there was nothing better than playing with friends on a team in a game he loves.
A few days later, after some people suggested that Welker had done a bonehead move by signing and singing the praises of his team and bosses at the New England Patriots, Wes seemed to have a change of heart.
Suddenly, contract negotiations had deteriorated and nothing could be worse. The Patriots never mix business with player loyalty.
His tweeting and press conferences put him into the unenviable position that dog dozens. He had a bad case of athlete's foot in mouth syndrome.
Before you could say, "tweet, tweet," Wes announced he was again a most happy fella. Perhaps he misspoke, and perhaps his agent said to keep his mouth shut.
Though negotiations had become worse than ever in terms of money, Welker admitted now he was totally happy with the situation. Most people would scratch their proverbial heads over this.
The wide receiver and best pal of Tom Brady acknowledged he was now content. He also, for good measure, quoted his laconic coach, Bill Belichick. "It is what it is."
Heavens, it's even worse than we thought. When Welkah also added that everything will take care of itself, we knew Wes was fighting for his life as well as his contract.
You can count the number of receivers now on the Patriot roster for the upcoming campaign, but it will take two hands. Wes was just told the score, and the love is all on one side.