Talent for talent, it goes to Landry; however, Amendola is a very precise route runner who will be right where Coach Gase drew up the play. He is very disciplined and a fighter and has great instincts in the slot, which is a plus as far as Gase is concerned. He finally has a slot receiver that he is on the same page with. Everyone's happy except for Landry.
Armando Salguero wrote:
Slot receiver Danny Amendola: I’ll say it right here, if he stays healthy there will be an argument to be made that the Dolphins improved at slot receiver from the past two years. Yes, I know, Jarvis Landry was often the slot the past couple of years. So why is Amendola an upgrade?
Amendola already has forged a chemistry with quarterback Ryan Tannehill. Coaches have wanted these two to know each well and the first couple of weeks of camp have been about that. Amendola has caught more passes than anyone in camp.
But why does this suggest improvement over Landry? Amendola is precise. He is going to be exactly where the playbook demands. And that wasn’t always the case with Landry -- which toyed with Tannehill’s head and hurt other receivers. Amendola is not as likely to give the team that stunning moment that fires everyone up like Landry often did. But he’s going to move the chains consistently and not be any sort of problem with coaches, teammates or during practice.
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"Built for this offense" ... here I go getting excited once again about our new free agents. Somehow I don't feel that I'll be disappointed this year as I have been the past few years in our free agent pick ups
Barry Jackson wrote:
In Amendola’s case, the Dolphins studied his 2017 New England tape closely and were watching for this, among other things: Did Amendola still create separation from cornerbacks to make the throw easier for the quarterback? And could he still run well?
The Dolphins, after watching the tape, were convinced he still did both at a high level. What’s more, “he’s built for this offense,” as one source said.
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