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Curran: Amendola's gutsy performance quiets critics | Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com
for the week anyway...wait...four days..correction
One game does not make a season, the Pats need him for the whole season (and following seasons). Fingers crossed he stays healthy, I like the guy, glad he is here.
Amendola > Welker.
I cant debate amendola over welker. Welker was here fore 7 yrs so he has to be better and he did make some great plays .But amendola is in as tough a situation to please the fanbase and even the team mates without much fault of his own.
I want to make a thread asking who had the better first game. Welker or Amendola. I can't cause I don't have enough post yet.
Going purely by stats it is Welker of course. However Welker had a key fumble and Amendola had more yards, catches and arguably more impressive catches from my perspective.
What do you think.
Very gutsy. Shut a lot of people up. You know who you are.
and YOU are Brady2Moss, right?
Welker had a huge drop that was called a catch. Welker is not going to last and manning is not the guy he should be playing with. Manningâ€™s fast ball is gone. He is still a great QB but he throws like Chad Pennington now. Brady would throw it fast and low so Wes could go low and drop if needed. Manning is lofting them in and high. Wes is going to get killed.
I haven't posted all summer and you still think about me?
I am convinced that this is the case from a talent standpoint. But I'd still be shocked if we get Welker's 07-12 production from Amendola.
Danny made some spectacular catches. He doesn't have as much ability to get open as Wes does - Wes' head fakes off of the line are amazing - but those were not catches Wes could make, at least not all of them.
The dude is a tough bastard with some crazy good hands. I'm still stoked by that 4th quarter comeback in hostile territory. Sealed by a run, no less!
All the Amendola haters can choke on a chicken bone. Kid's a baller. Call him glass and porcelain all you want, hate all you want, but at the end of the day that was one of the gustiest performances I've ever seen from a wide-out in recent memory.
Some of the windows Brady was throwing into were mind-bogglingly small and Danny just kept making amazing catch after catch. He. Just. Would. Not. Quit.
Reliable, tough, a true warrior on the football field. Oh, and he was something your beloved Welker wasn't when they really needed him to be: Clutch.
Suck on that haters.
I'm not sure if his toughness has ever been in question. It's more his ability to make it through a season. And that, my friends, is what will quiet doubters.
Amendola's ability to hold onto the ball while taking some ferocious hits was amazing today.
iam not sure he was 100% to start the game.He said in postgame that he didnt seem to have legs under him when the game started.
I would take Amendola today vs Welker from '12 IMO
His is quicker out there IMO
I agree it was a ballsy performance and I think the upside of Amendola playing with TB12 could be record breaking. I do however worry about a nagging groin injury.
I'm someone who's been in favor of this move from day. Amendola is perfect for this team. He might not rack up the stats WW did (if he stays healthy, that might be debatable) but yesterday showed what Amendola brings to this team, something that we haven't seen since pre 2007. Clutch ness.
I understand why #83 was loved. He was the short white guy who balled and put up terrific stats. We know in this country stats mean everything, esp with fantasy football being so big. But other teams figured us out. When the games got tough, and the margin for error got slim, 83 chocked. His drops on big games are well documented, and for as much times as Brady zoned in on him, he never made that big play when we needed it. And this was at times when we had other weapons around. Whether it be Moss or Gronk or Hernandez. 83 was in ways a front runner. When the game was going good , he was excellent, when we needed a spark or a crucial play against the Ravens, Giants or Jets he pissed himself. That's why I think he's perfect with Peyton in Denver. They both are regular season killers, but disappear in the playoffs.
Amendola yesterday brought me back to the Patriots 01-06 version. When the game got tough, he took the game on his shoulders and made HUGE plays, and that's with the defense knowing the ball was going to him. He's clutch and tough as nails. I hope fans can appreciate him...this guys can play. And anyone who thinks last night was just one game hasn't been following his career. He torched the 49ers last year at candlestick.
And just like Manning and Welker are perfect for each other, so is Brady and Amendola. Amendola like Brady , when the game gets tough, are stone cold killers.
Newsflash: You aren't required to take a fanbot swipe at Welker in order to praise Amendola's play yesterday.
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