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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:16 pm 
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Along with getting a Wallace or Jennings, this is my sleeper rising star guy that I hope Miami also considers & I don't believe you will break the bank to get him.


Understandably, Amendola's spent most of the past five years being compared to Wes Welker. Amendola arrived to Texas Tech in 2004, the year after Welker finished his senior season of eligibility. By the time Amendola himself was a senior, he had begun to post Welkeresque numbers. As a senior, Welker caught 97 passes for 1,099 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. During his senior year, Amendola caught 109 passes for 1,245 receiving yards and six touchdowns. Welker was used primarily as a special-teamer before finally catching on with a bad team with a limited quarterback, the 2005-06 Miami Dolphins; likewise, Amendola did whatever was asked of him and battled to make his way off practice squads before becoming a regular on the St. Louis Rams. It doesn't take much to notice the similarities between Welker's final season with the Dolphins and Amendola's final season with the Rams:


Player Year Rec Yds Yds/Catch TD
Wes Welker 2006 67 687 10.3 1
Danny Amendola 2012 63 666 10.6 3



There's one very important difference between those two lines: Welker produced those numbers over 16 games. Amendola amassed those numbers in just 11. Prorate Amendola's production to a full 16-game season and he finishes with 92 catches for 968 yards and four touchdowns. Welker only had 96 professional catches altogether before leaving for New England and becoming one of the most exceptional wideouts of his generation.

While they're more in need of a big-bodied No. 1 receiver, Amendola could add experience to the depth chart and help open things up for Ryan Tannehill, or whoever is taking snaps in 2013.


http://www.grantland.com/blog/the-trian ... y-amendola





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:26 pm 
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I prefer Amendola to Bess.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:27 pm 
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A healthy Amendola would be an upgrade at slot receiver. He has the injury issues though. However, he sure has been a productive receiver for the Rams. I guess the question has to be how much would he cost? Wallace, Hartline and Amendola would be a pretty solid WR corps. Heck...maybe with that stable you could go after Eiffert at TE with the first round pick and get a CB and pass rusher in the second round?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:48 pm 
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The Patriots have McDaniel...I'm sure they are eyeing both these guys..And Welker

Drive up the price.


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I really like Amendola. I think having these slot guys who are productive is much more advantageous than these so called home run guys.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:37 am 
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And the Post-Dispatch reports that Amendola’s agents expect some team to offer him a contract similar to the five-year, $30.775 million deal that Brian Hartline just got from the Dolphins. That appears to be more money than the Rams are willing to pay Amendola, and so it appears that he’s on his way out as well.


can't believe he doesnt have more value than Hartline. He's a young Wes Welker.
Would love to pair him with Mike Wallace on this team.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:21 am 
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swerve13 wrote:
can't believe he doesnt have more value than Hartline.


Why would a guy who can't stay healthy and averages less than 9 yards per catch for his career be worth more than a guy who has only missed 4 games his entire career and averages 15 yards per catch?

Look at the career number comparison.

They've both been in the league four seasons.

Amendola has played in 42 games, Hartline in 60.

Amendola has 196 career catches, Hartline 183.

Amendola has 1726 career yards, Hartline 2753.

Amedola YPC 8.8, Hartline 15.0.

Amendola TDs 7, Hartline 6.

Sorry, don't see it.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:58 am 
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With more than one injury...

We should be looking at James Harrison and Wallace.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:06 am 
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I certainly would not pay Amendola Hartline like money and IF Miami could get him for say 3 million range, he would make a great 4th wide out and yes, he has been hurt the past couple of years.

IF he can stay healthy he as the ability to be a great mismatch against linebackers.

He may find a team to pay him 5 million a year, but if his stock happens to slip really bad over the next week, all I am suggesting is that he would be a bolster to Miami's receiving corps.


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Philly and NE are looking at him.

Don't see him as a fit here. The market is bigger elsewhere.


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He'd be a good fit in NE as a security blanket for Brady if Welker goes elsewhere.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:40 am 
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He'd be a good fit in NE as a security blanket for Brady if Welker goes elsewhere.


Woodhead and Edelman are free to go along with Welker.

All in that mold.

Also Boldin could be an option because he may be about to being cut.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Rich wrote:
swerve13 wrote:
can't believe he doesnt have more value than Hartline.


Why would a guy who can't stay healthy and averages less than 9 yards per catch for his career be worth more than a guy who has only missed 4 games his entire career and averages 15 yards per catch?

Look at the career number comparison.

They've both been in the league four seasons.

Amendola has played in 42 games, Hartline in 60.

Amendola has 196 career catches, Hartline 183.

Amendola has 1726 career yards, Hartline 2753.

Amedola YPC 8.8, Hartline 15.0.

Amendola TDs 7, Hartline 6.

Sorry, don't see it.


I can see it. Amendola did all that in 18 less games. Of course he has less YAC, he plays the slot.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:34 pm 
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swerve13 wrote:
I can see it. Amendola did all that in 18 less games.


Missing those additional games would be a huge factor in his value. What is the value of paying a guy to rehab?

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Of course he has less YAC, he plays the slot.


Yes, but 8.8 yards per catch? Most slot receivers are in the 10-12 ypc range.

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