Re: Bruschi's take
posted at 3/21/2013 6:05 PM EDT
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Jesus H. Christ. If I hear one more uneducated person babble that Amendola is only a slot guy like Wes....
Please do your homework before engaging in a debate. You CLEARLY have no idea that Amendola is a perimeter guy as much as a slot guy which is what makes him attractive for BB and McDaniels. Lining up in mulitple spots and running clean routes is the key.
I didn't say Bradford was a scrub, but STL did not have anwywhere the threats around Amendola that Wes did here.
Do you want to learn about this game Mr 2001 or not?
The only uneducated babble is coming from you. Amendola is not a perimeter guy as much as a slot guy! From what I have seen, and it's hard to get a good take since he isn't on the field much the last 2 season, is yes he can be more of a perimeter receiver then Welker but certainly not as much as he has been a slot receiver.
Clean routes? Welker runs better routes then Amendola. They were discussing this on the NFL network just yesterday. Even Nate Burleson who was on there and happens to be a receiver said Welker is the better route runner.
Amendola didn't have nowhere near the threats around him as Welker has? True on paper but can that statement really hold up when you have Gronk and Hernandez swapping time on the bench?
Keep spinning dude, your bound to run out of excuses sooner or later. Then you will have to rely on facts, and that is where you will fail.
An opinion from you or Nate Burleson is not a fact, Corky. Since when is Nate Burleson a master of route running anyway? Is he even still playing or is he on is 5th bad team chasing the money around? lol
Amendola has a bigger frame, runs faster, drops the ball less, can be better red zone target due to size, has better YAC than Welker, clearly better straight in-line speed, etc.
The only negatives or unknowns are health and chemistry with Brady.
You started following this team in 2001. I as going to AFC championship games by 1996 and sitting on a bleacher as a kid in the 1980s.
Don't lecture me on the game. I've forgotten more than you could ever dream to know.
You can't even grasp the idea that Amendola can line up in more than 1 spot than what Wes did.
You also aren't a better scout than Bill Belichick. Your binky is gone, but if you want to fly to Denver to give him flowers before practices, that's your choice.
Nice little nugget upstairs from Rusty (see the bold). I suppose there are other negatives, as well, but these are pretty serious.
1. Brady hasn't demonstrated an ability to "connect" with alot of other veteran receivers. they come in and then they are gone. That's not to say that will happen with Amendola, but...
2. Health is a pretty big negative. Nothing worse than a paid player that can't get on or stay on the field. Anthony Gonzalez anyone? Dude can be the greatest inside and outside receiver in the NFL and it won't matter if he can't stay healthy.
Yet, TB has taken his teams further than your beloved despite not being able "to connect" with previous experienced receivers, "but....." Jeez UD give it a break. At the end of the day, the Wes Welker deal, or more specifically, the lack thereof, had absolutely nothing to do with TB, his feelings, his contract, nothing. I don't even understand why TB is in the discussion other than the fact they they produced together. Was Wes going to stay here forever, heck for that matter will TB? No - the Pats are addressing needs within the confines of salary cap, signability, and a host of other issues we as fans can only speculate as to reasons why player A was signed over player B. What we fans do know, is that for a decade, we've been SB contenders - don't always win them, even lost a couple, but we're in the mix. TB, BB, and Kraft have been the driving forces of this. And next year, I predict - yup, you got it - we'll be SB contenders, in the playoffs, and even if we don't happen to win a SB, we'll be one of the teams in the mix. Can a fan base ask more than that? For a decade? Heck, Indy fans were in the same position and only won 1 SB, yet here you are bloviating your opinion on the "hows" and "whys" the Pats run their organization. It's kind of comical really. But keep on keeping on pal - the Pats will be okay, PM may be, and the Colts will be the Colts - who do you think will end up going deeper in the playoffs?