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Amendola would have no complaints about the franchise tag

Danny Amendola, Carlos Rogers AP

On Wednesday, we pointed out that the franchise tag seems inevitable for Rams receiver Danny Amendola.

Later in the day, Amendola told Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk that Amendola would have no problem with that.

“I want to stay in St. Louis, this is my home, this is where I have everything,” Amendola said.  “I love St. Louis; I want to be here.  I understand that the business aspect may take guys away from where they want to be and it’s some thing to look forward to and it’s gonna be an interesting outcome I’m sure.”

Amendola, who said that the collarbone dislocation that knocked him out for several weeks wasn’t bothering him after the 75-minute (actually, 73-minute-and-37-seconds) overtime game against the 49ers, also shared some advice for pass catcher both professional and amateur.

“Separation at the top of your route will get you open every time,” he said.

It’s slightly easier said than done.  For Amendola, it’s become easy enough to get him some hard-earned millions come March, if not sooner.

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13 Responses to “Amendola would have no complaints about the franchise tag”
  1. dukemarc says: Nov 15, 2012 1:37 PM

    Why would you Franchise a guy that’s made out of Styrofoam?

  2. budramsfan says: Nov 15, 2012 1:43 PM

    Danny is a beast, definatly the best receiver at this point on the team. He has the attitude and drive that the team is striving toward. I hope he stays a ram and doesn’t become a patriot

  3. itsmammoth says: Nov 15, 2012 1:48 PM

    When Amendola is on the field, you get the feeling the Rams can compete with anyone. That’s worth a franchise tag in my opinion. You can clearly see the difference when Amendola is in the game.

  4. packownsu says: Nov 15, 2012 1:52 PM

    duh, separation is the same as open at the top of your route. That’s like saying open will get you open at the top of your route.

  5. elmaxoh says: Nov 15, 2012 1:54 PM

    Give that guy a real long-term contract he’s the leader of this offense he put the team on his back on that game agains’t the 49ers.

  6. hendeeze says: Nov 15, 2012 2:01 PM

    Looks like he hired Alex Smith’s eyebrow trimmer circa 2005

  7. dukemarc says: Nov 15, 2012 2:03 PM

    “Thumbs down” all you want but the guy has only played 7 games out of a possible 25 in the past two seasons – and that includes the games he was injured in.

  8. schmitty2 says: Nov 15, 2012 2:11 PM

    dukemarc says:Nov 15, 2012 1:37 PM

    Why would you Franchise a guy that’s made out of Styrofoam

    The guy that is made out of “styrofoam” just came back less than a month from an injury that could have been fatal. Quit talking nonsense

  9. gochargersgo says: Nov 15, 2012 2:16 PM

    I dont think any logical human being should have complaints about making 10 million dollars in a given year.

  10. jjackwagon says: Nov 15, 2012 3:39 PM

    Almost sounds like he would prefer the franchise tag.
    Apparenlty he is not very confident that he will get picked up by another team if the Rams don’t keep him.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 15, 2012 3:40 PM

    I wouldn’t say they were hard earned millions, seems like extremely easy earned millions to me.

  12. dukemarc says: Nov 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Nov 15, 2012 2:11 PM
    dukemarc says:Nov 15, 2012 1:37 PM

    Why would you Franchise a guy that’s made out of Styrofoam

    The guy that is made out of “styrofoam” just came back less than a month from an injury that could have been fatal. Quit talking nonsense
    ————————

    Didn’t say he couldn’t come just that he’s prone to serious injuries. Keep fooling yourself into thinking that’s worth $10+ million for season that he might play 75% of the games.

  13. schmitty2 says: Nov 15, 2012 5:08 PM

    dukemarc says:Nov 15, 2012 3:53 PM

    schmitty2 says:
    Nov 15, 2012 2:11 PM
    dukemarc says:Nov 15, 2012 1:37 PM

    Why would you Franchise a guy that’s made out of Styrofoam

    The guy that is made out of “styrofoam” just came back less than a month from an injury that could have been fatal. Quit talking nonsense
    ————————

    Didn’t say he couldn’t come just that he’s prone to serious injuries. Keep fooling yourself into thinking that’s worth $10+ million for season that he might play 75% of the games.

    Keep fooling yourself into thinking that freak injuries like that could only happen to a few “styrofoam players” He dislocated his elbow last year and this year was landing hard reaching for a catch. Could happen to any player. Welker is making 9.5 on the tag and he is always near or is the leader every year in receptions and he had a serious injury. Going to tell me he isn’t worth it either?

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