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Thank you Danny Amendola

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by DeadlySplitter, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. DeadlySplitter

    DeadlySplitter Member SoSH Member

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  2. ilol@u

    ilol@u Member SoSH Member

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    Unbelievably clutch in the playoffsplayoffs and third downs. Thank you for the 2014 Baltimore game and the 2016 Jacksonville game.
     
  3. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  4. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    Thank you for making Gisele believe in WR's
     
  5. Foxy42

    Foxy42 Member SoSH Member

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    Damn. My concern goes towards Brady being bummed about losing one of his trusted guys. Will have to see the dollars, but Inam surprised he is gone for only a two year deal.
     
  6. Ale Xander

    Ale Xander Member SoSH Member

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    and SB LI
     
  7. HurstSoGood

    HurstSoGood Member SoSH Member

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    I hated seeing this thread. Shit.
    Thanks Danny.
    {sigh}
     
  8. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

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    Already reported. 2/$12M with $8.25M guaranteed.
     
  9. Mugsy's Jock

    Mugsy's Jock Longtime Member Lifetime Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I just wish he was a little bit better a passer...
     
  10. Bergs

    Bergs Member SoSH Member

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    Well shit.
     
  11. shoosh77

    shoosh77 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    We'll miss him in our house. Professional football player, brought it when it mattered most.
     
  12. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    Truly the bizzarro Welker
     
  13. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    He's one of the reasons why there's 2 more Lombardis on the shelf in Foxboro. Playoff Danny will be missed.
     
  14. stp

    stp Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks, Danny. You'll be missed.
     
  15. mikeot

    mikeot Member SoSH Member

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    This.
     
  16. heavyde050

    heavyde050 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Agree 100%. He really stepped up in the playoffs. Some of the catches/plays he made were just amazing.

    Thanks Danny.
     
  17. Norm Siebern

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    This pisses me off and for the first time in a long time I am worried about the Patriots and starting to doubt some of their (lack of) moves. They will miss Dola more than they think they will. Thank you Danny for 49 and 51. Wouldn't have happened without you. Damnit damnit damnit.
     
  18. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Danny caught 19 passes last time Edelman was healthy. You can’t pay 6 million for that.
     
  19. streeter88

    streeter88 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Consummate professional. Great teammate and friend to Brady and Jules. Boyfriend of RI native and former Miss USA Olivia Culpo.

    Loved Gronk's quote: "How does Danny get so good in the playoffs?"

    This is gonna sting.

    Edit: but of course wish him well, and thanks Danny for everything!
     
  20. Norm Siebern

    Norm Siebern Member SoSH Member

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    No, but you can pay 6 million for playoff/Super Bowl wins. Edelman was healthy two years ago, that's a long time for the league, wil he be the same he was two years ago? And where is it certain that Edelman is healthy again? I think they will miss Dola a lot more than they realize.
     
  21. scottyno

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    Amendola isn't exactly certain to be healthy either with his history. He was a luxury that they were able to keep a few extra years because he sacrificed money for winning and they had a lot of guys over-performing on cheap contracts. You can't give him 6 million when you have much much bigger needs than insurance policy slot receiver. He was awesome and a huge factor in the 3 runs to the super bowl, but if he wanted to cash in on probably his last big payday no way the pats could bring him back.
     
  22. Maximus

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    Playoff Danny was nails and a pro, he'll be missed.
     
  23. bunchabums

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    A really tough luxury to pass up just because he has been so amazing in so many playoffs games but the rational part of the brain says you can't keep him at that money. I could never make that decision.
     
  24. Sportsbstn

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    He started slow with the Pats, but he was nails when needed most. He took enough pay cuts. Good luck Danny
     
  25. Jimbodandy

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    Insert Welker for Amendola, and let's jump into the time machine.
     
  26. JimD

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    One of my favorite players in the recent Pats run. I'm happy that he's getting one last decent payday and I get that NE couldn't keep him at that price, but man, his combination of toughness and playoff clutch is not going to be easily replaced.
     
  27. nolasoxfan

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    Really hate to see Amendola go. Enjoy the payday, you deserve it.
     
  28. RGREELEY33

    RGREELEY33 Potty Mouth Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Godspeed Danny Playoffs.
     
  29. m0ckduck

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    Nice Pats career with weirdly memorable bookends: his 2013 debut against AZ and his final home game, the 2017 AFCCG.

    Edit: Ah, yes, Buffalo. I'm an idiot.
     
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  30. tims4wins

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    Debut was Buffalo
     
  31. Van Everyman

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    He was incredible in that first game against Buffalo too until he tore his groin. I think he had something like 10 catches for 100 yards in the first two or three quarters.

    Edit: Would add, DA wasn’t really the same player ever again after that injury in game 1 2013 and never really regained the quickness he had when we signed him. He didn’t become the guy we are memorializing here until the playoffs the following season.

    A few other thoughts:

    If Danny doesn’t get hurt in game 1 that year, does JE11 become the guy he becomes? I’m not sure. Amendola was signed to be Welker’s replacement and was that guy for less than a single game. That he became a big time playoff performer in 2014 and useful guy during the season starting in 2015 was great but pretty unlikely. At the end of the day it seems the real beneficiary of Amendola going down in 2013 was Edelman.

    Does finally losing a guy like Amendola after years of restructuring with team-friendly deals say anything about the team culture stuff from 2017? For sure a lot of this is a guy realizing he has one last chance to cash in before the window closes on his playing career. But I also wonder if any perceived fraying of the relationship between Brady, Belichick, Guerrero, etc. could have been a secondary factor with guys like Danny (and perhaps Dion) deciding this was a good time to move on.
     
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  32. Hoodie Sleeves

    Hoodie Sleeves Member SoSH Member

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    No. It's too much money.

    He's made $20M total in his career, and they gave him $12M/2 with $8M guaranteed. That's a 60% increase in his total earnings.

    They're giving him basically the same amount in guarantees as he's made over the last 4 years.


    I'm sad to see him go, but both him and Edelman are old, and they need to start rebuilding the WR corps ( I expect to see Cooks get extended).
     
  33. cornwalls@6

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    Made so many big catches in big games. Absolutely going to miss him. But there are no bad guys here, despite the best efforts of the hot-take trolls who now make up the majority of Boston sports media to manufacture some(namely BB). Maybe one dumb guy, the Dolphins GM handing out a significant over pay for an small, historically injury prone slot receiver who is well into the back 9 of his career. As hard as it is to part with him, the Pats are smart and right to not match an over pay. And Dola is absolutely smart and right to cash in on one more very nice payday. Wish him all the best, except the 2 times a year against NE.
     
  34. drleather2001

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    Hard to believe he was here for 5 years, only one fewer than Welker.

    Good for him for managing to overcome the "He's not Welker!" broo-ha-ha that started his New England stint.
     

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