Re: Who was the genius that thought they should sign Amendola for $30 million?
posted at 9/16/2013 11:25 AM EDT
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
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In response to aussiewill2's comment:
Here's a guy who missed 20 of 32 games in the last two years, a guy whose injury record was like a RED FLAG to a bull, stay away. Some genius( I hope it wasn't BB) decided that Amendola was a better option than future Hall of Fame receiver Wes Welker. Yes you heard it here Welker will be a Hall of Famer, count on it.
Was the genius who opted for Amendola the same one who traded the rights for another future Hall of Famer Dez Bryant for basically a 4 th round draft pick. Dez Bryant , 6'2" 4'4 speed, had some character issues, not bad ones, also had some freaky talent abilities. Jerry Jones who couldn't score in a $100 brothel with ten grand in his pocket, got some idiot in the Pats organization to give the Cowboys Bryant.
Bryant at the time was a possible number one pick, who had dropped right into the Pats, because of character issues, mainly issues regarding his family, none related to catching footballs So now they have Edelman, the main squeeze, that would be Edelman the 7 th round pick Quarterback out of the football powerhouse Kent State. watch what Revis does to Edelman next week, he catches one maybe two balls. Gee wouldn't have been nice to have Dez Bryant for Tommy Boy to throw two. (9-7) Pats record at closing time, eliminated first round of the playoffs. can't possible win with this receiving corp.
I would rather have Amendola and his hands for one game than Welker and his for a season. Why would you want a guy with a history of dropping very important passes in the most important games?
Yes they have Edelman, the Edelman that so far is seriously out performing Welker. You have a problem with someone who is out performing a Hall of Famer?
Dez is a tool and probably could't work in the Pats offense.
I guess you haven't watched much NFL football. The Pats have won three Superbowls with less talented receivers.
Must be a bummer that the Pats decided to get off the fantasy football train.
Ok Russ, good points.
dez is a tool and I am glad the pats didn't draft him.
2 problems with what you said...
1. You would rather have a guy for one game then a guy for the entire season? What does 1 game do for us unless its the SB? Nothing. Even with welkers drops, he plays and is durable.
2. The pats have won 3 sb's with less talented wr's? not entirely true. Branch, givens, Patton I don't think are any less talented than Dobson, Boyce, Edelman or thompkins. Plus, the defenses on these SB winning teams were superior in talent to what we have today. That is a big reason why we won. Do you honestly think our SB winning defenses are on par with what we have today?
In answer to number one, I was talking about the superbowl. There is no sense making it to the superbowl if your durable receiver is going to choke and drop it away. Not saying that it was a forgone conclusion but the evidence was mounting.
In answer to number two, yes, I do think the present set of receivers are more talented than any of the superbowl teams set of receivers. They only need experience to show it.
As far as the D is concerned, I would say they are more talented than the 2001 team and probably the other teams too. Again, they just need experience to show it. Don't forget, this is one of the youngest teams in the NFL.
As for being Rusty, I'm not. Our writing styles aren't anywhere close. Though if by calling me Rusty you mean I'm an optimist, I will take that everyday.
Have a good day Ron!