Re: Welker Suffers Concussion
posted at 8/24/2014 11:15 PM EDT
In response to MoreRings' comment:
Shouldn't tfb12 sound in here and side with Rusty? Haha. If you listen to the WW supporters here BB let him go.......and they are right. Smart posters new this was a good move. Sorry to see it happen to Wes but the human body can only take so much. Seriously, he played about 8 meaningful games after leaving the Pats. Remember the giant helmuf he was wearing in the playoffs? The only reason BB should have kept him is if he could have foreseen WW taking out Talib in the title game. (Any good GM would have seen this coming).
btw, again, Amendola was not brought here to replace WW, JE played behind him for 4 years and grew into the role. He is much younger and has a lot more football ahead of him than WW. He also outperformed WW last year. Think he will this year? Good move BB. Hard to imagine that 6/7 years from now these same WW fans will be crying about some young kid (who is probably in high school now) replacing there favorite player, JE.
Looks like he replaced him to me.
Smart posters know that amandola is often injured and under performing and over paid.
Smart posters know if he doesn't stay healthy this year, he will be gone.
Once again, bb didn't make any decision. WELKER MADE THE DECISION TO TAKE A LESSOR OFFER.
He was their FIRST PRIORITY, according to the OWNER OF THE PATRIOTS.
Are you saying he's not a smart Pats fan and has no clue about his team?
I really don't have a clue where some of this stuff comes from.
Amendola agrees with Patriots
Updated: March 14, 2013, 7:28 PM ET
ESPN.com news services
The New England Patriots moved quickly to replace Wes Welker, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Danny Amendola on a five-year contract Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Big Shoes To Fill
Danny Amendola will be hard-pressed to prove as durable as Wes Welker. Since entering the NFL in 2009, Amendola has missed 23 games.
Welker And Amendola Since 2009
Games missed 3 23
Rec per game 7.4 4.7
Yds per rec 11.4 8.8
Average YAC 5.6 4.4
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Amendola's deal is worth $31 million, including $10 million guaranteed.
"Blessed. Thankful. Excited to get to work. Go Pats," Amendola tweeted Wednesday night.
Amendola's agreement comes hours after Welker left the Patriots for a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos. That deal is worth $12 million, sources told Schefter.
The 27-year-old Amendola finished last season with 63 receptions for 666 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games for the St. Louis Rams.
He missed virtually all of the 2011 season after dislocating his left elbow in the opener, and then injuring a triceps muscle after returning to practice. In 2011, Amendola played under then-offensive assistant coach Josh McDaniels, who is now the Patriots' offensive coordinator.
Amendola has 196 receptions for 1,726 yards and seven touchdowns in 42 career games.
Amendola previously has been compared to Welker because of their elusiveness and ability to play in the slot.
In New England, Amendola has big shoes to fill in Welker, who had 672 receptions over six seasons (an average of 112 per season) with the Patriots. Welker had a team-high 118 catches for 1,354 yards and six touchdowns last season.
That's more than double the yards and 3 times the TD's in 5 more games.