It wasn’t so long ago that Danny Amendola was the 2008 version of John “The Terminator” Conner, a fan favorite on Hard Knocks just trying to make a team.
Amendola wound up spending a year on the Cowboys’ practice squad, then went to Philadelphia’s practice squad before the Rams signed him last September. Now “White Chocolate” looks like the Rams’ Week One starting wide receiver opposite Laurent Robinson.
Rams rookie Mardy Gilyard, who says the other receivers are sugar cookies, explains the nickname.
“We bring the sweet portion to the game,” Gilyard told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “So if
you bring one lone chocolate chip, and place it in a single sugar
cookie, how much would that chocolate chip stand out? Get my
drift?” (Yep, we got it Mardy.)
With Donnie Avery out for the season, Amendola’s play will have to get noticed. The Rams listed the former slot receiver as a starter on their latest depth chart. Gilyard and Brandon Gibson are fighting for snaps behind him.
If Sam Bradford can produce this season with this group around him, the Rams have found something special.