It's a badge of honor, Tom Brady's ever-growing reliance on Welker. Last year he was targeted 123 times. This year? On pace for 190. He'll challenge Jerry Rice's yardage record.
New Orleans coach Sean Payton knew what he was doing in letting Jeremy Shockey (10.0 yards per catch in '10) leave in favor of the 2010 third-rounder, who's averaging 14.6 per.
Cam Newton, expected to be a scrambler, is staying in the pocket more than anyone imagined. Why? For one thing he's not feeling much heat from his blind side, thanks to Gross.