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Amendola says multiple teams made him better offers than Rams

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Having left the Rams for the Patriots in free agency, Danny Amendola says leaving St. Louis was made easy by the Rams, who didn’t offer him anything close to the kind of contracts that other teams were willing to give him.

In fact, Amendola says the five-year, $31 million deal he signed with the Patriots was one of several offers he got that was better than what the Rams were offering.

“I had three or four head-and-shoulders opportunities that were far outweighing what the Rams had offered, but I understand that it’s a business,” Amendola said on ESPN 101 in St. Louis, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “I understand that they have numbers, they value me as they will. And it turned out that other teams valued me a little higher and so that’s the way it goes.”

Amendola said he has talked to Tom Brady and is making plans to run pass patterns with him, and that he’s excited to play for a Patriots team that has big plans for him.

And a Patriots team that will pay him a whole lot more than the Rams would have paid him.

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  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 29, 2013 6:57 PM

    It’s funny how guys like Welker and Amendola get paid but a deserving, historic figure like Randy Moss gets black balled. #ImNotsayingImJustSaying

  2. brohamma says: Mar 29, 2013 6:58 PM

    I’m just glad we got the “games played” contract with Amendola.

  3. Giantspunk213 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:01 PM

    He good when he’s healthy…problem is that’s few and far between.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 29, 2013 7:06 PM

    Danny was willing to take all the offers, but they had trouble working out the logistics of having him play in several different cities at the same time on Sunday afternoons.

  5. briscocountyjr says: Mar 29, 2013 7:10 PM

    The pats will get 7 good games out of him per season. Good for them, and tell him to be careful running the pass patterns with brady.

  6. drsummeroff says: Mar 29, 2013 7:10 PM

    Guy was as brittle as a china plate. Why would the Rams break out the big bucks for that? They are short enough at WR as it is. Need the ones they have to play.

  7. nzayir says: Mar 29, 2013 7:13 PM

    If he stays healthy (a question for all players) I’m really excited to see what Amendola can do with Brady in the Patriots offense. Bone breaks are usually fluke injuries nonetheless it’s better then tearing your ACL like Welker did.

    Amendola is bigger, faster, and more versatile then Welker. With Gronk and Hernandez taking the attention of teams Amendola is going to have a huge year.

  8. michaeljacksonisback says: Mar 29, 2013 7:16 PM

    Man this guy gets serious injuries just warming up! Good luck NE. He’ll be hurt by week 5

  9. sportsbastard says: Mar 29, 2013 7:17 PM

    He’ll be worth it if he can stay on the field, unfortunately he hadn’t in St. Louis. I don’t blame him for leaving, or the Rams for offering what they did.

  10. raiders757 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:21 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Mar 29, 2013 6:57 PM

    It’s funny how guys like Welker and Amendola get paid but a deserving, historic figure like Randy Moss gets black balled.

    ————————————————–

    Quitters deserve to be black balled.

    I find it funny how there are those who ignore this fact, and act as if it’s OK for a professional in their field, who gets paid millions, to quit on their team. The true reality is it’s NOT OK, nor will it ever be. A highly paid professional is expected to give 100% on every play they’re involved in whether the team is winning or losing. There’ no excuse to defend Moss and his lazy play when things don’ go his way. He is, and always will be, a lazy crybaby. He, in no way, deserves to be a first ballet Hall of Fame inductee, and anyone who thinks he is, is a pathetic shallow low IQ twit.

  11. ralzdmann says: Mar 29, 2013 7:21 PM

    This guy is going from a concrete floor and a poor QB in St. Louis, to playing with Brady on a great field. This guy is going to be just fine in NE…..

  12. russwilson4prez says: Mar 29, 2013 7:23 PM

    To quote George Costanza: if you add up Amendola’s 4 years worth of stats and compare it to victor Cruz’s 2011 season, it looks decent.

  13. kissmytaintpatriotsrule says: Mar 29, 2013 7:23 PM

    And let the domination continue. The Patriots are head and shoulders above any other football organization. The Patriots are so good they are better then the Patriots. Try and wrap you tiny minds around that one haters. Patriots will dominate football for the next 20 years.

  14. patfic15 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:32 PM

    Logicalvoices…
    Stick to the Redskins.

  15. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 29, 2013 7:33 PM

    The Rams are in a position to know Danny’s true value better than anyone. And with his injuries in recent years, they made an offer that was probably realistic.

  16. bartlettruss says: Mar 29, 2013 7:34 PM

    Between Gron and Amendola the Patriots are sure to have the most talented IR list in the league next year.

  17. threedeep1998 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:54 PM

    How do people not get that Logicalvoice is a bit by now? It’s hilarious.

  18. vaphinfan says: Mar 29, 2013 8:08 PM

    Too bad he went to the pats. But at least when hes hurt he will have the best camera education in the country.

  19. vprkilr says: Mar 29, 2013 8:18 PM

    Can “logicalvoice” and all of his/her other pseudonyms be banned from the comments section for everyone’s sanity?

  20. beavertonsteve says: Mar 29, 2013 8:18 PM

    I was, and still am a fan of Amendola, but if the Rams grab Tavon Austin at #16 they will be fine without him.

  21. joeel123 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:31 PM

    Why would the rams offer him any money they
    Barely saw him play in the last two years..Fischer must be laughing
    His head off at the money the pats paid..

    Welker gone , Brady next… Then will see belichek turn back
    Into the browns coach.

  22. cranespy says: Mar 29, 2013 8:44 PM

    As a proud WV native it hurts to see one of the most gifted wide receivers in history never come close to reaching his full potential. When Moss got his proverbial “second chance” with the Patriots you just knew that sooner or later Randy would go “alligator arms” and flame out. It always ended the same way…..half run routes, walking back to the huddle, flagging at balls, playing the no respect card…..and then he embarrasses a team chef by refusing to eat garbage. When it happened all I could think of was the hard working coal miners from in and around Belle, WV who worshipped Randy from his days at Dupont High School. He was one of them….he knew them and what they did to scratch out a living underground for their families. The Patriot experiment went up in smoke. So did chances at other stops on the carnival tour that has been Randys career. And then….last year one more “second chance” to shine in San Fran…….another shot at a ring and what does Randy revert to….his patented horns and a lifeless wave at a ball that a lesser receiver would’ve killed to have a shot at. Fitting….no title….no team….no more second chances…just a man who could never overcome the reflection in the mirror. Randy really could’ve been the GOAT….instead his career ends with far too much I and far too little TEAM.

  23. gametime52 says: Mar 29, 2013 8:51 PM

    Im not a Pats fan but i dont think they will miss a beat with this guy (if he stays healthy). Welker wont be missed at all. On a better note the rumors are flying that the Ravens will be trading up in the draft to take Leon Sandcastle. Chamship.

  24. gaylesaunders says: Mar 29, 2013 8:51 PM

    Amendola will give you a hell of a season (Season =8 games)

  25. ramcountry says: Mar 29, 2013 9:13 PM

    People need to get over Amendola’s injuries.

    There was a time when people thought Jimmy Smith, Charlie Joiner and Isaac Bruce couldn’t stay healthy either.

    You can’t predict this stuff.

  26. 23chameleons says: Mar 29, 2013 9:56 PM

    I just wish I had a better idea on how to rank this guy in fantasy football. Pats lose both TE’s to injury last year then sign the guy with luck almost as bad as Ryan Mathews.

  27. logicalvoicesaysneedswaybettercrazypills says: Mar 29, 2013 10:16 PM

    my name says it all…

  28. ytownjoe says: Mar 29, 2013 10:21 PM

    The Pats made a mistake. They will miss Welker.

  29. checkdanews says: Mar 29, 2013 10:38 PM

    I actually think he will stay much healthier with the Pats, I witnessed Bradford throw him into some horrible hits as a Ram, I think Brady will do a much better job of throwing him open.

  30. EJ says: Mar 29, 2013 11:12 PM

    raiders757 says: Mar 29, 2013 7:21 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Mar 29, 2013 6:57 PM

    It’s funny how guys like Welker and Amendola get paid but a deserving, historic figure like Randy Moss gets black balled.

    ————————————————–

    Quitters deserve to be black balled.

    I find it funny how there are those who ignore this fact, and act as if it’s OK for a professional in their field, who gets paid millions, to quit on their team. The true reality is it’s NOT OK, nor will it ever be. A highly paid professional is expected to give 100% on every play they’re involved in whether the team is winning or losing. There’ no excuse to defend Moss and his lazy play when things don’ go his way. He is, and always will be, a lazy crybaby. He, in no way, deserves to be a first ballet Hall of Fame inductee, and anyone who thinks he is, is a pathetic shallow low IQ twit.

    I absolutely agree with you, by no means should any player be treated as a great player if they have it in them to quit on their team. I am also with you on the HOF – No first ballet, he doesn’t deserve it. (Randy Moss = Quitter)

  31. natijim235 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:43 PM

    why would anyone want to play for the Rams if they had a choice?

  32. jackhall00 says: Mar 29, 2013 11:55 PM

    Amendola might last 5 games if he’s lucky. How many times did Welker catch a pass and hit the ground because someone was about to take his head off?
    Amendola is bigger, slower, and made of glass.

  33. orivar says: Mar 30, 2013 1:10 AM

    It’s not that Amendola isn’t healthy a lot, it’s more that he’s HARD for his size and breaks down faster than others because of it. I remember the preseason with the Eagles, the amount of effort he had I was extremely sad that they didn’t pick him up.

    Also, “In fact, Amendola says the five-year, $31 million deal he signed with the Patriots was one of several offers he got that was better than what the Rams were offering.”

    Is a useless statement as we already know that the patriots, the team he signed with, was one of the teams that had a better offer..hence he SIGNED with them. Amateur writing really.

  34. cranespy says: Mar 30, 2013 1:17 AM

    As a proud WV native it hurts to see one of the most gifted wide receivers in history never come close to reaching his full potential. When Moss got his proverbial “second chance” with the Patriots you just knew that sooner or later Randy would go “alligator arms” and flame out. It always ended the same way…..half run routes, walking back to the huddle, flagging at balls, playing the no respect card…..and then he embarrasses a team chef by refusing to eat garbage. When it happened all I could think of was the hard working coal miners from in and around Belle, WV who worshipped Randy from his days at Dupont High School. He was one of them….he knew them and what they did to scratch out a living underground for their families. The Patriot experiment went up in smoke. So did chances at other stops on the carnival tour that has been Randys career. And then….last year one more “second chance” to shine in San Fran…….another shot at a ring and what does Randy revert to….his patented horns and a lifeless wave at a ball that a lesser receiver would’ve killed to have a shot at. Fitting….no title….no team….no more second chances…just a man who could never overcome the reflection in the mirror. Randy really could’ve been the GOAT….instead his career ends with far too much I and far too little TEAM.

  35. TheWizard says: Mar 30, 2013 6:19 AM

    Then will see belichek turn back
    Into the browns coach.

    Belichick’s 94 season in Cleveland hasn’t been equaled by any Browns team since.

    An interesting factoid I thought I’d share.

  36. 1oldpro says: Mar 30, 2013 9:26 AM

    I think Amendola will prove just how great Welker was.

  37. thenew013 says: Mar 30, 2013 10:19 AM

    randy moss is a clear first ballot hall of famer. one of the top five recievers of all time. numbers dont lie no matter how nasty his attitude was. you cant take away what he has already accomplished just because his ego.

  38. rogeremeka says: Mar 30, 2013 10:24 AM

    He should not be surprised. A deep wide receiver draft class, coupled with his inability to stay healthy made it an easy decision.

  39. cliverush says: Mar 30, 2013 12:19 PM

    Every Pats fan will miss Wes Welker more than any player cut by the team in recent history. The man is a first down machine who takes tremendous hits and pops up for more. Alas he is gone to the land of the cowboys where he is at home. This new assignment for Amendola will require a level of toughness most cannot display. Good luck to him.

  40. stanjam says: Apr 3, 2013 11:07 AM

    Everyone is assuming this kid will get injured. A big part of running slot is having an accurate qb who doesn’t put you in bad positions when you get the ball. I will reserve judgment on the injury thing. He is gonna be a good go to receiver.

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