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Scout: Amendola an upgrade over Welker

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08:05 AM ET 03.26 | Patriots fans won't easily forget the contributions of Wes Welker, though Danny Amendola certainly will have some say in the matter. The shrewd move will not soon be forgotten, but some talent evaluators believe that the Patriots will be a better team with Amendola inserted in the slot next season. "All I can say is that Amendola, barring durability issues, should be an upgrade," an NFC scout recently told MassLive.com. That remains the catch with Amendola. ... But if Amendola stays healthy, the scout believes that he will be able to replicate all the things Welker was known for, plus bring a few new wrinkles that were previously absent from the New England offense.

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March 26, 2013  08:21 AM ET

This is obviously from a New England website....because there is no way Amendola is an upgrade compared to Welker. ...if Amendola can stay on the field (and that's a big if) at best it might be a wash if Amendola has a monster year...

March 26, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Spin doctors at work. New England whiffed on Welker and Brady's pissed about it. The first time Amendola gets dinged and misses game time the boo birds will come out hard.

March 26, 2013  08:48 AM ET

If they are right, it's simply a lucky guess. Amendola staying healthy is a gamble.

March 26, 2013  09:06 AM ET

The media is trying to re-write history before it's even happened.

March 26, 2013  09:08 AM ET

MassLive.com is the website for the Springfield Republican newspaper. just in case you wondered.

March 26, 2013  09:10 AM ET

The word is that the Pats had Amendola's commitment before they let Welker go.

Amendola is 27. Welker is 31. While not exactly an old man, Welker's age is more of an issue. On the other hand, he has missed very few games in his career.

I'll miss Wes Welker a lot. So will the Patriots. But, if Amendola can stay healthy (big if) this is a good long-term move for the team.

March 26, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The word is that the Pats had Amendola's commitment before they let Welker go.Amendola is 27. Welker is 31. While not exactly an old man, Welker's age is more of an issue. On the other hand, he has missed very few games in his career.I'll miss Wes Welker a lot. So will the Patriots. But, if Amendola can stay healthy (big if) this is a good long-term move for the team.

Exactly. I said many times on here, the Pats had another plan from the beginning. They are not stupid. They got younger and a very good player for less money. I always thought it might be cruz, but I was wrong on the player, not the plan.

Only thing is Kraft did lie to the media about the whole thing. Yes he did,strictly for PR purposes. He knew the truth.

March 26, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is obviously from a New England website....because there is no way Amendola is an upgrade compared to Welker. ...if Amendola can stay on the field (and that's a big if) at best it might be a wash if Amendola has a monster year...

Don't speak too soon...

Welker was a nobody until he paired up with Brady.

I bet that Amendola will have similar results with him...Amendola was putting up impressive numbers in StLouis for lord's sake! I can only imagine what he is capable of with Brady.

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March 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Don't speak too soon...Welker was a nobody until he paired up with Brady.I bet that Amendola will have similar results with him...Amendola was putting up impressive numbers in StLouis for lord's sake! I can only imagine what he is capable of with Brady.

Exactly what I said the day Amendola signed with NE.

Durability is the only caveat.

March 26, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Don't speak too soon...Welker was a nobody until he paired up with Brady.I bet that Amendola will have similar results with him...Amendola was putting up impressive numbers in StLouis for lord's sake! I can only imagine what he is capable of with Brady.

Agreed , This guy is a very good football player ,unfortunately because of his durability and team he played for He has not maximized his potential . One full year staying healthy with Brady throwing at him will fetch 100 + receptions.

March 26, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Well, when has a scout ever been wrong?

March 26, 2013  09:55 AM ET

I think the Pats reassesed the Welker situation last summer when he turned down a 2 yr/$16 million offer that was fully guaranteed.

March 26, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Amendola may or may not be an upgrade on the field, but he will definitely be a downgrade at press conferences. Welker was outspoken and hilarious, and that's part of what got him in trouble with the Pats.

March 26, 2013  10:20 AM ET
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I think the Pats reassesed the Welker situation last summer when he turned down a 2 yr/$16 million offer that was fully guaranteed.

I think Wes was ready to just move on...

He might be on a good team but they have not won a title since Spy Gate.

Going to Denver was a good move for him because Manning will hit him in stride just as often as Brady did...but, in Denver, they actually have a defense.

March 26, 2013  10:47 AM ET

So disrespectful!! Catch 100 passes in a few seasons and then holler at me Danny. This scout is an idiot!

March 26, 2013  10:47 AM ET

Time will tell if it was a good move or not.

March 26, 2013  11:04 AM ET

Welker is a great football player, Amendola has potential which mean she hasn't done it yet. Just because he is short and white doesn't make them equal.

March 26, 2013  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Welker is a great football player, Amendola has potential which mean she hasn't done it yet. Just because he is short and white doesn't make them equal.

Pretty well said for something that's borderline incomprehensible.

 
March 26, 2013  12:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I think Wes was ready to just move on...He might be on a good team but they have not won a title since Spy Gate.Going to Denver was a good move for him because Manning will hit him in stride just as often as Brady did...but, in Denver, they actually have a defense.

I've read speculation that he was tired of hearing about the catch he "missed" in the Super Bowl a couple of seasons back. I can't say that would be a bad reason to be ready to move on.

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