Tanier: Welker will help Broncos offense stay on schedule

Game Riffs can't get excited about divisional round underdogs

Welker will be back, and he challenges Pagano’s preferred tactics (man coverage on outside receivers, single safety deep, rolling zones in the middle) the way Andre Caldwell could not. Welker has made a career of serving as a de facto outside running game, his slot screens and short slants like extra-long handoffs from Hall of Fame quarterbacks. The Chargers secondary can barely match up two-deep at wide receiver, let alone three-deep.

I don't know about you, but the "Sumerian strategy" and "outdated wisdom" Tanier correctly assigns to John Fox is going to give me nightmares until at least Sunday...

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