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Posted: 8/18/2013 3:34 PM

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Patriots receiver Danny Amendola looked every bit like Tom Brady's No. 1 receiving option, at least until we see Rob Gronkowski in uniform. - Amendola caught six balls for 71 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown strike. Fantasy Spin: As Wes Welker's replacement, 100 catches are certainly possible for Amendola if he can stay healthy, but in four seasons at St. Louis he only completed...
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Posted: 8/19/2013 9:10 AM

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Very excited to see him play this season. If he stays healthy I think he will be better than WW because he poses such a vertical threat . Welker was unstoppable in the slot and would occasionally  try and go deep, DA is faster and a threat in all aspects.

Some other thoughts:

Vereen can make us forget about Woodhead. Similar to my WW-DA comments, Woody was great coming out of the backfield or on a short passing route, Vereen has lined up outside a lot this offseason and has already shown he can catch the ball deep.

Sudfeld: If he stays healthy he could make us forget about AH. He has shown great downfield blocking, great hands and will be really fun to watch teams try and attempt to cover him and Gronk.
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Posted: 8/19/2013 9:48 AM

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Yup..Those players have a great opportunity and are improving so far.
If TFB has time and throws like he has been lately, and all stay healthy, they should produce with the skills they've shown.
Good news for Pats fans for sure.
So far....
A long way to go but I do share your player choices on who should do well replacing past players.
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Posted: 8/19/2013 2:04 PM

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I wanna see Brady develop more of a chemistry with these wrs on the outside.The rookie wrs.Dobson.I didnt see that in the game against tampa bay.This team for the longest since Moss hasnt had wrs in the outside that can make plays consistently
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Posted: 8/19/2013 2:55 PM

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We need Mallet to play 3 quarters this week. Guys on the outside can't get work when TT is in there. if you think about it, its not really fair to some of the guys on the bubble. 

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Posted: 8/19/2013 8:20 PM

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This guy is gonna come up BIG for Tom Brady and the rest of the Patriots this year. After watching Friday Nights game I had this feeling that this will be the year that the Patriots get that 4th SB win. I saw things on both sides of the ball that this team has been missing over the past several years.

A more balanced Offense and a Defense that could very well dominate every team that they play this season.
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 8/19/2013 9:28 PM

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Well, comparisons to Wes Welker are really unfair.  Welker was a perennial 120-catch, 1300-yard Pro-Bowl lock, who was a top-producer for the Team in every game that he played.  

Welker was also tough as nails, and could get knocked in the head, turned upside down, face-masked, and smash about in every which way possible....and then still just get right up, and go full speed again.

And as far as speed goes, he holds the Patriot Franchise record with a 99-yard TD catch & run.  How do you beat that?   So these are really, big, big shoes for anyone to fill.

Amendola appears to Brady's first target now for sure, but I think the ball will be spread around more with other guys (Shane Vareen, Zach Sudfeld, Kenbrell Thompkins, etc.), and I also think that they will be running the ball a whole lot more.  So it is possible that Brady may not even get 4000 yards this season, and it is very likely that there may not be one receiver on the Team with Pro-Bowl level stats at the end of the year.

But in the Patriots favor is a very easy schedule.  They don't play any really tough top-5 rank opponents aside for one game with Denver  -- and maybe you can count Baltimore in there too....but that's about it.    No San Francisco, no Green Bay, no Seattle, etc.  Very few Elite Quarterbacks to face.  So, given their weak division, it would be unlikely for them not to remain #1 in the AFC-East, and to make the Playoffs.

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Posted: 8/19/2013 9:35 PM

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WW is tough, so is DA. How did WW get hurt when he blew out his knee DL?
Bad luck does play in to things some.
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Posted: 8/19/2013 10:30 PM

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I'd be happy to see Brady with less than 4000 if Ridley and either Blount or Vereen had 1000 each.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 12:17 AM

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^^^
In a NY (Championship) minute.
Spread the wealth, diversify the attack and keep players keen, rested and ready for a Championship run.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 8:06 AM

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DerekLarsson2 wrote:
Well, comparisons to Wes Welker are really unfair.  Welker was a perennial 120-catch, 1300-yard Pro-Bowl lock, who was a top-producer for the Team in every game that he played.  

Welker was also tough as nails, and could get knocked in the head, turned upside down, face-masked, and smash about in every which way possible....and then still just get right up, and go full speed again.

And as far as speed goes, he holds the Patriot Franchise record with a 99-yard TD catch & run.  How do you beat that?   So these are really, big, big shoes for anyone to fill.

Amendola appears to Brady's first target now for sure, but I think the ball will be spread around more with other guys (Shane Vareen, Zach Sudfeld, Kenbrell Thompkins, etc.), and I also think that they will be running the ball a whole lot more.  So it is possible that Brady may not even get 4000 yards this season, and it is very likely that there may not be one receiver on the Team with Pro-Bowl level stats at the end of the year.

But in the Patriots favor is a very easy schedule.  They don't play any really tough top-5 rank opponents aside for one game with Denver  -- and maybe you can count Baltimore in there too....but that's about it.    No San Francisco, no Green Bay, no Seattle, etc.  Very few Elite Quarterbacks to face.  So, given their weak division, it would be unlikely for them not to remain #1 in the AFC-East, and to make the Playoffs.
Wasn't comparing Amendola to Welker... just said that based on what I saw in that game he would show up and play well for the Patriots as will the rest of the receivers and backs, hence the balanced Offense statement.
The time has come..... Here's to the 2014 Season.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 8:11 AM

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PatManpower wrote: WW is tough, so is DA. How did WW get hurt when he blew out his knee DL?
Bad luck does play in to things some.
Very true, bad luck does play a role in to some things. Just look at Fridays game (Denver/Seattle) Welker went down with an Ankle sprain. From what I've read he will miss the rest of the pre season.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 11:06 AM

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DerekLarsson2 wrote:
Well, comparisons to Wes Welker are really unfair.  Welker was a perennial 120-catch, 1300-yard Pro-Bowl lock, who was a top-producer for the Team in every game that he played.  

Welker was also tough as nails, and could get knocked in the head, turned upside down, face-masked, and smash about in every which way possible....and then still just get right up, and go full speed again.

And as far as speed goes, he holds the Patriot Franchise record with a 99-yard TD catch & run.  How do you beat that?   So these are really, big, big shoes for anyone to fill.

Amendola appears to Brady's first target now for sure, but I think the ball will be spread around more with other guys (Shane Vareen, Zach Sudfeld, Kenbrell Thompkins, etc.), and I also think that they will be running the ball a whole lot more.  So it is possible that Brady may not even get 4000 yards this season, and it is very likely that there may not be one receiver on the Team with Pro-Bowl level stats at the end of the year.

But in the Patriots favor is a very easy schedule.  They don't play any really tough top-5 rank opponents aside for one game with Denver  -- and maybe you can count Baltimore in there too....but that's about it.    No San Francisco, no Green Bay, no Seattle, etc.  Very few Elite Quarterbacks to face.  So, given their weak division, it would be unlikely for them not to remain #1 in the AFC-East, and to make the Playoffs.
Amendola is probably not as good as Welker was in 2007, but as of 2013 Amendola is the better player. He has better hands then Welker does, he does a better job of getting up the field then Welker had the past few years, but there is the injury issue. If he stays healthy then its a lock that the will get 100+ catches.

And if you remember the 99 yard TD by Welker was against Miami and the DB fell down, so lets not use that to say he was so fast. Welker was quick, but he was not fast.

People also need to remember that Welker dropped a ton of passes the last two seasons as well. Again Danny A is not Welker of 2007, but he is better than the Welker of 2013. But it will not matter a bit unless Brady can stop being a sissy in the playoffs and actually hit an open receiver. He needs to stop worrying about taking a hit hit the correct reciever and stop making horrible INT's in critical situations.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 12:16 PM

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A lot of the times WW got open for big gains it's either from YAC or because he and TB saw something in the defense and exploited it with an uncalled adjustment. It was rarely breakaway speed.

And, yeah, WW was having more and more drops every season the last few years. Many at clutch time. That had to figure into things.

This year's O will be much more balanced - there will simply be so many more viable targets in a wide range of sizes.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 1:29 PM

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This makes me wonder if Brady focused in on his favorite targets to the point where other receivers were at a disadvantage from a development standpoint.  Ever since Welker and Moss came to the team, very few other WR’s have had any sort of positive impact unless Brady had already played with them (Branch).  Now that he doesn’t have these great and familiar targets, all I hear is how he’s pushing them constantly and all I see is new receivers finally succeeding in our system.  Even Gronk had a very rapid rise to being an elite Tight End after Moss left the team. 

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Posted: 8/20/2013 1:31 PM

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Yup. Offense became very predictable.
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Posted: 8/20/2013 5:04 PM

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And Incredibly we're just a few plays away from two more championships with that pass protection dependant O.
Execution, miracles and being one dimensional has gotten in the way of winning it all for sure.
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Posted: 8/21/2013 4:50 PM

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I just heard Amendola has a injury, but the Pats are being very hush-hush, go figure.
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Posted: 8/21/2013 7:06 PM

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He hasn't been a practice the past few days... BB isn't saying anything. Nothing new there.
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Posted: 8/22/2013 6:37 PM

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Big game tonight as most of the starters will get a ton of playing time. If Danny A does not play then we know its more than a little bruise.
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Posted: 8/22/2013 6:54 PM

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I don't think he even made the trip.
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Posted: 8/22/2013 10:09 PM

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It is unclear when Amendola was hurt, but a review of last Friday’s game against Tampa Bay showed Amendola taking a shot to the back of the neck as he curled up to protect himself after making his sixth and final catch of the night with about four minutes left in the second quarter.
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Posted: 8/23/2013 5:43 PM

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I'm thinking slight concussion.That would explain BB's day to day comment and why he isn't at practice. I saw that hit he took and to me that's what it looks like it could be.
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Posted: 8/23/2013 7:39 PM

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I'm surprised BB hasn't had ††††† perform a Laying on of Hands to Amendola's neck.
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Posted: 8/26/2013 8:37 PM

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Amendola returns to practice today.

Amendola's return to practice is a very good sign the receiver will be ready for Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. The wide receiver's availability was never really in doubt, though Amendola's past durability issues, coupled with the Patriots' tight-lipped approach, created some sense of uncertainty
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Posted: 9/9/2013 6:25 PM

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady saw receiverDanny Amendola limp off the field at the end of the second quarter, he was thinking the same thing as most everyone else. He figured that was it.

"I didn't really expect anything to happen in the second half. I thought he was going to be out for the rest of the game," Brady admitted.

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It sure looked that way when the Patriots came out of the locker room at halftime and Amendola, who had previously been clutching the area of his right groin, was nowhere to be found. But, to the surprise of Brady and others, Amendola later appeared on the sideline, where athletic trainers stretched him out as he lay prone on the ground. Then he entered the game again.


If it hadn't unfolded that way, the Patriots probably wouldn't have escaped with a 23-21 victory over theBuffalo Bills in the season opener at Ralph Wilson Stadium. In what can only be considered the highest compliment based on what we saw from 2007 through 2012, Amendola's 10-catch, 104-yard performance wasWes Welker-like.


We know what that means: clutch, one in which he took some crunching hits, rung up first downs (nine of them) at a rapid-fire pace and was inspirational to his teammates.


"Amendola is one tough player," third-year running back Shane Vereen marveled. "He took some shots, he was a little banged up, [but] he came through when we needed him to."

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Posted: 9/10/2013 7:56 AM

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DerekLarsson2 wrote:
Well, comparisons to Wes Welker are really unfair.  Welker was a perennial 120-catch, 1300-yard Pro-Bowl lock, who was a top-producer for the Team in every game that he played.  

Welker was also tough as nails, and could get knocked in the head, turned upside down, face-masked, and smash about in every which way possible....and then still just get right up, and go full speed again.

And as far as speed goes, he holds the Patriot Franchise record with a 99-yard TD catch & run.  How do you beat that?   So these are really, big, big shoes for anyone to fill.

Amendola appears to Brady's first target now for sure, but I think the ball will be spread around more with other guys (Shane Vareen, Zach Sudfeld, Kenbrell Thompkins, etc.), and I also think that they will be running the ball a whole lot more.  So it is possible that Brady may not even get 4000 yards this season, and it is very likely that there may not be one receiver on the Team with Pro-Bowl level stats at the end of the year.

But in the Patriots favor is a very easy schedule.  They don't play any really tough top-5 rank opponents aside for one game with Denver  -- and maybe you can count Baltimore in there too....but that's about it.    No San Francisco, no Green Bay, no Seattle, etc.  Very few Elite Quarterbacks to face.  So, given their weak division, it would be unlikely for them not to remain #1 in the AFC-East, and to make the Playoffs.
DL ~ Time to forget Welker. He's gone. Outside of the AFC East, it has to be difficult for you to explain their "easy schedule". Seems in the east, past scores are an indication of future results. NE lucky to win the win on Sunday. Teams are making more and more changes in the off season, some out of necessity others not. Mr. QB1 finally went to work in the 4th quarter, thus avoiding what surely appeared headed for a loss.
This team, with all it's changes has yet to discover themselves. They will.

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:41 PM

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Karen Guregian     @ kguregian                1m       

According to source, Amendola's status beyond Thursday's game uncertain as well

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Posted: 9/10/2013 1:46 PM

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I would sit him.They need that guy for the whole year.They need their rookie wrs to be on the same page and make plays
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Posted: 9/10/2013 3:02 PM

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Posted: 9/10/2013 3:04 PM

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The good thing about a Thursday game is they have 10 days after it to recover. So if it's not really serious, they may risk it.
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Posted: 9/10/2013 4:10 PM

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the thing with a groin though is that if you don't treat it right it can really become acute

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Posted: 9/10/2013 4:15 PM

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What a surprise; this PUSS will be end up playing 6 to 8 ball games at best this season. Not bad, you sign a contract for 35 to 40 mil and you play half of the games. Nice signing BB with this bag of damaged goods. 

If I`m Brady I would be pissed! Look at that pile of junk they`ve supported him with. Rookie receivers and damaged goods in Ammo and possibly gronk! 
Gronktastic wrote: Karen Guregian     @ kguregian                1m       

According to source, Amendola's status beyond Thursday's game uncertain as well

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Posted: 9/10/2013 5:07 PM

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^^^
Why make up facts to argue your point?
It's done.... He's missed half his starts!
Then you cry about it? Why?

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That has not happened!
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Winning while teaching is a good thing.
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Hang in there.. It is hard to see them struggle.
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Posted: 9/11/2013 9:39 AM

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Gronktastic wrote: Karen Guregian     @ kguregian                1m       

According to source, Amendola's status beyond Thursday's game uncertain as well

ESPN reporting DA out for thurs. game.[But, it's espn doing the repeorting] Score;
DA-1 Out-1 Geeze, I supported the guy, at least on this board. Now, am I havi ng doubts(sp)? If this proves habitual Belichick has officially lost it.

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Posted: 9/11/2013 5:01 PM

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I've always been a DA fan and since he played so well last week when you could see he was in pain, I'm going to hope this is just a case of giving him some extra time instead of playing him on the short week.  I really do believe he can be every bit as good as Welker when playing with Brady, if not even better.

With that said, it's frustrating to see him already having an injury issue.  BB has a weird history of drafting and signing guys with significant injury histories (DA, Gronk, Wheatley, Dowling just off the top of my head).  And it's a tough call.  You can't just assume a guy is going to get hurt just because he's been hurt before.  But it would be nice to see him start avoiding these injury prone players.
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Posted: 9/11/2013 5:17 PM

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I'm seeing some stuff flying on Twitter than DA may be out for Week #3 as well
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Posted: 9/11/2013 6:49 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: I'm seeing some stuff flying on Twitter than DA may be out for Week #3 as well

I am not even surprised. It is like Gronk, I expect him to get hurt half the time
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Posted: 9/11/2013 7:47 PM

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Two kinda different situations. Gronk is his own worst enemy - if he took better care of himself he likely wouldn't have needed 4 surgeries on the same arm.
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Posted: 9/11/2013 7:50 PM

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Of the 10 receptions by Danny Amendola last week, 7 were first-down conversions on 3rd down. Welker had 21 such catches all last season.

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