Re: Welker's Agent Screwed Up
posted at 3/16/2013 4:27 PM EDT
In response to TFB12's comment:
Wes Welkers Agent didn't screw up folks. The Patriots did. They were pretty much showing Welker the door. If they wanted to keep him, they could have and would have. They threw out a low number to say hey, we tried to keep him. We made an offer. And if by chance Welker accepted then great, it would be good insurance for Amendola who they signed earlier.
If they were going to change the offense then it would make sense to let Welker go, but that isn't going to be the case since they brought in Amendola. People keep saying Amendola is younger, well he will be 28, younger then Welker but not like he is 24. Welker had stats piled high at 28, not the case for Amendola. We all know the injury problems Amendola has. If Amendola is such a good talent, why didn't the Rams want to keep him?
Danny Amendola has 7 TD's in his entire career and 1 of those td's came on a fake field goal, a play that couldn't have been any easier to score on.
Danny Amendola has the worst average yards gained per reception in NFL history for receivers over 100 receptions at 8.81 Welkers is 11.2
Welker’s career catch rate (71.18 percent) and his yards-after-catch percentage (52.19 percent) are the highest-documented rates for any wide receiver (min. 400 receptions).
Amendola is 66.89% and 49.65%.
People will look at Amendola’s stats and note that he has often been saddled with Bradford at quarterback, who rarely pushes the ball down the field. The Rams have had putrid passing offenses with a lot of poor numbers for the rest of the supporting cast.
Some feel Amendola has the speed to get deep, such as he did to start overtime in San Francisco last year. It was an 80-yard reception (thrown 37 yards in the air) to beat Carlos Rogers one-on-one, but it also did not count because of an illegal formation. That does not wipe out the skill displayed by Amendola on the play.
But overall, Amendola had just five receptions on passes thrown 21+ yards in St. Louis.
Bradford is no mad bomber, ranking dead last in percentage of passes thrown 15+ yards (12.5 percent) in his 2010 rookie season. Amendola had 85 receptions that year, but not a single one came more than 20 yards down the field.
Though, does this not sound familiar? The New England offense, especially for the slot receiver, is designed for a lot of dink-and-dunk passing. It was for Welker, and Amendola may be used on even shorter routes.
Right above Bradford as the second-least vertical passer in 2010 was Brady (14.6 percent). With a receiver not as polished or efficient as Welker, high expectations should be for a season like 90 receptions for 900 yards out of Amendola rather than the 120 catches for 1,462 yards that Welker has averaged the last two years as Brady’s No. 1 wide receiver.
Read more here... http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/content/slot-machines-danny-amendola-is-the-poor-mans-wes-welker/21832/
And tell me who screwed up in this deal.