Re: Amendola The worst signing by the Pats, considering the cost, ever
posted at 1/20/2014 12:08 PM EST
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
Back to the destructive Amendola contract. It always seems to come back to that. But can someone please tell us how it's so awful? How did a $3.5 mil cap hit cripple this team?
It;s the little things that kill muzz. What is Amendola going to cost this season? What does a guy like Vollmer cost, because he signed a reasonable deal too, yet he didn't help one bit. Then you have Adrian Wilson...didn't cost much of anything, yet he never made it past camp. Tommy Kelly was awesome for two games, then him and his little contract did nothing to help this team. Talib is a relative bargain, yet you can count on him to go down in the biggest game of the season (and many others)...how did his "cheap" five million dollar deal help us yesterday? Or last January against Baltimore? I'm going to be driving in my car today and I'm going to hear the exact same radio people talk about the exact same stuff regarding Talib as they did last year...imagine that? We signed a injury prone corner and what happened? He got injured every single time we needed him.
What do all these reasonable contracts add up to? Garbage...expensive garbage. I'm not an expert in contract totals, but by my count that is 17 million dollars in cap money for this season and this season only. Now that is how the little things kill, because 17 million could of bought us at least one player that could of helped us win yesterday, and I'd be willing to bet two. We just spent 17 million dollars on 5 players THAT DID VIRTUALLY NOTHING TO HELP US THIS YEAR. I'll say Talib helped when he was healthy, but it's a guarantee he won't stay healthy.
BB passed on Dez Bryant, gave him to Jerry Jones for a 4 th round pick, how's that one working out. I think Bryant had some minor character issues, but he was then and is now one heck of a receiver. I remember at the time when Bryant was still on the board when the Pats pick was up, I said wow now we get the receiver we need. Bingo BB trades the pick. The guy will be in Canton when he's done, and who do we get Amendola.
For those who say he wasn't a cap buster or who try to justify Amendola, the facts are he played 12 games in two years for St Louis, hurt all the time. That should have been enough info to pass on the guy.
BB isn't expected to know when he's signing a closet thug, or one who beats his dog, or one who associates after dark with criminals, but he should be able to read a medical report. LEOPARDS DO NOT CHANGE THIER SPOTS.