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07:40 AM ET 04.03 | New Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola recently said that he and his new quarterback Tom Brady would be working out together in some capacity, and he's made good on that effort. [The] two were on the field at USC, near Brady's offseason home, on Tuesday. Current USC wide receiver coach Tee Martin, a former NFL quarterback who was drafted ahead of Brady back in 2000, tweeted [a photo]. "@teemartin17: View from the office watching Tom Brady work out." ... Brady has made a habit of working with receivers in California during the offseason, and he's already putting in the time to develop rapport with Amendola, signed at the start of free agency.

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April 3, 2013  07:45 AM ET

maybe robert woods could drop by too and run a few routes?

April 3, 2013  07:50 AM ET

The starting QB training with the #3 WR, without a legitimate #1 or #2..... Okay.

April 3, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The starting QB training with the #3 WR, without a legitimate #1 or #2..... Okay.

I'd say that Amendola became the #1 wideout the moment Welker got traded. We'll have to wait and see who turns out to be #2 and #3, but this should be an offense based on the tight ends anyway.

April 3, 2013  08:25 AM ET

Alert the media.

April 3, 2013  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Alert the media.

Apparently, someone already did.

April 3, 2013  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd say that Amendola became the #1 wideout the moment Welker got traded. We'll have to wait and see who turns out to be #2 and #3, but this should be an offense based on the tight ends anyway.

Just got to keep those TE's healthy for an entire season.

April 3, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Just got to keep those TE's healthy for an entire season.

And Amendola, too. I think Edelman finished the last 2 seasons on IR. Danny Woodhead is gone. Brady could find himself short on targets this season. Very few guys are as durable as Welker.

April 3, 2013  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

... Brady could find himself short on targets this season ...

He's used to short ... Woodhead, Welker, now Amendola.

April 3, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd say that Amendola became the #1 wideout the moment Welker got traded. We'll have to wait and see who turns out to be #2 and #3, but this should be an offense based on the tight ends anyway.

True about the TE's.... I forgot about their role in NE's offense. Still I think you have to have a #1 and #2 with speed that can spread the defense downfield. Amendola like Welker, is a good receiver, but Welker excelled in the slot. Amendola will have to be played the same way, due to the fact he doesn't have blazing speed.

April 3, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Now I undersatnd the tweet I saw but can't find now from Geisel about droped balls during workouts not beimg Tom's fault.... ;^D

April 3, 2013  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Now I *undersatnd the tweet I saw but can't find now from Geisel about droped balls during workouts not beimg Tom's fault.... ;^D

*understand

April 3, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The starting QB training with the #3 WR, without a legitimate #1 or #2..... Okay.

No team has everything. The pats feature TE and the slot guy, they get the most attention from a defense. You really do not need great WR because they are always one on one. That is how I see it, they have not had a top WR for years.

April 3, 2013  09:16 AM ET
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That is how I see it, they have not had a top WR for years.

Yup. They build their offense around Brady and the receivers he's got that year.

And, every year, they are near the top of the league in points scored. The offense always delivers.

The defense? Well, maybe this year they'll click, too, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

April 3, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yup. They build their offense around Brady and the receivers he's got that year.And, every year, they are near the top of the league in points scored. The offense always delivers.The defense? Well, maybe this year they'll click, too, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

They even ran the ball better. I do not think BB is losing a lot of sleep over his offense.

April 3, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'd say that Amendola became the #1 wideout the moment Welker got traded. We'll have to wait and see who turns out to be #2 and #3, but this should be an offense based on the tight ends anyway.

But if they do not have a legitimate WR that can stretch the field it makes it alot easier to defend the TE's. Amendola has not been as good as Welker in the past and has been injury prone. The Pats will try and draft a WR high in the draft if there is one there but usually them guys still take a couple of years to develope.

April 3, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Yup. They build their offense around Brady and the receivers he's got that year.And, every year, they are near the top of the league in points scored. The offense always delivers.The defense? Well, maybe this year they'll click, too, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Sorry Pats fans but you can not jettison Lloyd AND Welker and expect to keep winning...

If they do not produce another WR that demands a double team or at least will make you pay for not doing so, defenses can sit on Gronk and Amendola all day long.

April 3, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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Amendola has not been as good as Welker in the past

Sam Bradford has not been as good as Tom Brady in the past, either. I'm glad Welker is on a team with a real quarterback. It will be interesting to compare Manning-Welker with Brady-Amendola.

Very interesting.

April 3, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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Sorry Pats fans but you can not jettison Lloyd AND Welker and expect to keep winning...

Brandon Lloyd didn't really produce. Amendola may not be quite the target Welker was, be he's still a top-drawer receiver. They've picked up a few castoffs in free agency. Maybe one of them will click.

And, they are still in the AFC East.

April 3, 2013  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Amendola like Welker, is a good receiver, but Welker excelled in the slot. Amendola will have to be played the same way, due to the fact he doesn't have blazing speed.

I thought Amendola was faster than Welker?

 
April 3, 2013  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Sam Bradford has not been as good as Tom Brady in the past, either. I'm glad Welker is on a team with a real quarterback. It will be interesting to compare Manning-Welker with Brady-Amendola.Very interesting.

I concur.

And not to forget, Manning-Welker vs. Brady-Welker.

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