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Amendola declares himself ready to go

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Patriots receiver Danny Amendola says he’ll be ready to play on Sunday against the Dolphins.

“I had a good week and I’m ready to go,” Amendola told the Providence Journal. “I feel as good as I can. I’m not really worried about the past. I’m worried about the future. I’m excited. I look forward to Sunday.”

However, it’s important to remember that just because a player says on Friday that he’s ready to go, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll play on Sunday. If Amendola feels any symptoms on Saturday or Sunday, the Patriots would, by NFL rules, have to shut him down for the week. Amendola knows it’s still not 100 percent that he’s playing.

“They’ve got protocols and stuff now with a bunch of head injuries. You’ve got to kind of follow along,” he said. “You might feel good and feel ready to go and the doctors might not let you go. I feel good now and I’m ready to go. I’ve done pretty much everything they’ve asked me to do. I’m healthy and I’m ready to play.”

While Amendola expects to play, the Patriots need him not just to play but to play like he did in Week One, when he caught 10 passes for 104 yards. Of the Patriots’ six games since then, Amendola has played in only two and caught six passes for 55 yards. That’s not the kind of production the Patriots were hoping for when they made Amendola the heir apparent to Wes Welker, who has 28 more catches, 315 more yards and eight more touchdowns than Amendola this season.

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53 Responses to “Amendola declares himself ready to go”
  1. spoilerfutbol says: Oct 25, 2013 1:47 PM

    Here we go, hater, here we go, talk about Welker in other Amendola´s news.

  2. contract says: Oct 25, 2013 1:49 PM

    “I feel as good as I can.”

    That’s not exactly encouraging. Everyone feels as good as they can.

  3. hotfire6388 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:51 PM

    well this is the funniest thing ive read all day

  4. rg3andthensome says: Oct 25, 2013 1:52 PM

    And then this weekend he will hurt himself again putting some bagel bites in the microwave. Dude is fooling no one. Not ever healthy and can’t take a hit.

  5. marima07 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:54 PM

    Love this guy. He has the perfect mindset for football, the smarts to make it, the moves & ability … just not the body.

  6. patriots123456 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:54 PM

    If he plays…

    It will be nice to have him & Gronk on the field together for the first time this season…

  7. rickywatts80 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:56 PM

    He’ll never make to week 9.

  8. marima07 says: Oct 25, 2013 1:58 PM

    contract says:
    “I feel as good as I can.”

    That’s not exactly encouraging. Everyone feels as good as they can.
    ——————————-
    If he finished the sentence, it would be “I feel as good as I can, considering my groin has ripped off the bone.”

    And ‘everyone’ doesn’t necessarily choose to play football with that condition but he’s ready to do it anyway, despite the pain. Yeesh. Some people are so hard to impress.

  9. surfinbird1 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:05 PM

    I doubt if any of us could even log on today if we took a shot to the head like that kid took.

  10. usa98j30t4 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:11 PM

    Danny,

    Please drop down on Sunday…..see Wes Welker and Deion Branch videos.

  11. azarkhan says: Oct 25, 2013 2:15 PM

    We won’t know how Tom Brady feels about the Patriots letting Wes Welker go until he retires, but I bet he’d like to strangle Belichick.

  12. geniusry says: Oct 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    This due is awesome but he is going to have a rough life after football. Sometimes being the toughest SOB on the field isn’t always a good thing.

  13. sullijo1 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:16 PM

    In related news……Amendola now questionable due to strained neck that happened during a press conference where he was proclaiming himself ready to go…….

  14. zerole00 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:18 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Reports state that as Amendola was leaving the Patriots’ training facilities he was struck by a harsh wind and will now be out for 2-3 weeks.

  15. idothis2 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:18 PM

    “If Amendola feels any symptoms on Saturday or Sunday, the Patriots would, by NFL rules, have to shut him down for the week.”

    As if the Pats know a thing or two about abiding by NFL rules…

  16. atwatercrushesokoye says: Oct 25, 2013 2:21 PM

    What’s the over/under on plays he’s in for before he’s injured again?

  17. onlythebest36 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    He’ll be good to go for the first quarter and then shatter like glass in typical fashion.

  18. azarkhan says: Oct 25, 2013 2:28 PM

    geniusry says: Sometimes being the toughest SOB on the field isn’t always a good thing.

    The “toughest SOB on the field” is the SOB who stays on the field the whole game. Amendola doesn’t qualify, Welker does.

  19. rally411 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:31 PM

    Well. That’s a real load off, Danny boy.

  20. backdapack4evr says: Oct 25, 2013 2:32 PM

    Pats are so over rated
    They have 0 chance in playoffs (if they make it)

  21. riggo08 says: Oct 25, 2013 2:38 PM

    Could be a great player, rarely healthy for the Rams and even worse for the Pats. I think he’s made of pixie sticks and glass…..

  22. coachjohnharbaugh says: Oct 25, 2013 2:41 PM

    #SOFT

  23. fryeways says: Oct 25, 2013 2:45 PM

    “…I’m worried about the future.” Okay, then.

  24. meatsweat says: Oct 25, 2013 2:55 PM

    Throw Edlemans numbers in your name game…chump

  25. captaineagles says: Oct 25, 2013 3:06 PM

    In defense to the Patriots, Wes Welker was aging and they figured they could find his replacement. Danny Amendola came around and is perfect, but unfortionatly he has the body of a 55 year old man.

    I think the Patriots should have invested all they could in making Julian Edelman the next Welker, he’s shown me in the Patriots games I have watched that he is much more durable then Danny is, and actually is a very solid all around player.

    Nobody knew that Wes Welker would go to the Broncos, and Peyton Manning would be playing as fantastic as he has been.

  26. boltfansmith says: Oct 25, 2013 3:19 PM

    What’s the over/under on how many quarters he plays before he gets hurt again?

  27. sschmiggles says: Oct 25, 2013 3:35 PM

    I think the Patriots should have invested all they could in making Julian Edelman the next Welker
    ______________________

    Well apparently they have, since Edelman is producing virtually identical numbers to Welker this season without guys like D. Thomas and Decker opening things up for him.

  28. jnbnet says: Oct 25, 2013 3:37 PM

    captaineagles says:
    Oct 25, 2013 3:06 PM

    I think the Patriots should have invested all they could in making Julian Edelman the next Welker, he’s shown me in the Patriots games I have watched that he is much more durable then Danny is, and actually is a very solid all around player.

    —————————————————-
    I also love what Edelman brings to the Patriot’s game, however he also has an extensive injury history. Every team has them. the good teams overcome them.

  29. sportsfan18 says: Oct 25, 2013 3:45 PM

    sschmiggles says:
    Oct 25, 2013 3:35 PM
    I think the Patriots should have invested all they could in making Julian Edelman the next Welker
    ______________________

    Well apparently they have, since Edelman is producing virtually identical numbers to Welker this season without guys like D. Thomas and Decker opening things up for him.

    ___________________________________

    Well, Welker only has such low numbers BECAUSE there are 3 other top notch receivers (including the TE in the 3).

    If Welker was still on the Pats he’d have better numbers than he does right now with Peyton simply because the Pats have less weapons.

    Welker’s numbers are still great with Peyton but Peyton has other great weapons too.

    Julian’s numbers should be higher than they are and certainly higher than Welker’s since Brady hasn’t had another real receiver all yr besides him…

  30. azarkhan says: Oct 25, 2013 3:50 PM

    sschmiggles says: Edelman is producing virtually identical numbers…

    Welker has 8 TDs, Edelman has 2 TDs. Yup, those are virtually identical numbers. LOL

  31. bradyisbest says: Oct 25, 2013 3:52 PM

    that last hit he took wasn’t exactly a lovetap,he immediately went to queer street.i would love to see some of the talkers on here take one of those!

  32. forsbergler says: Oct 25, 2013 3:57 PM

    Lets do a little comparison here

    NE Patriots Entire Pass Off. 8 TD’s

    Wes Welker 8 TD’s

    Hey Brady instead of blaming every poor throw on your Recievers and screaming “Catch the F*cking Ball” every week on national TV every week maybe your talented WR’s wouldn’t want to get the hell outta dodge every few years.

    NE treats there talented players like trash and deserve the terrible roster they’re stuck with because of it

    Lets do another little comparison

    Tom Brady
    Comp% 55% Ranked 29th
    Yds 1708 yds Ranked 14th
    Yds per Att 5.9 yds Ranked 31st
    Pass Yds per Game 244 yds Ranked 19th
    Passing Td’s 8 Ranked T 16th
    Int’s 5 Ranked T 18th
    Sacked 20 times Ranked T 24th
    QB Rating 75.3 Ranked 26th
    3rd Down Conv. 33% Ranked 28th

    Peyton Manning
    Comp% 71% Ranked 2nd
    Yds 2565 Yds Ranked 1st
    Yds per Att 8.8 Yds Ranked 2nd
    Yds per Game 366 Yds Ranked 1st
    Passing Td’s 25 Ranked 1st
    Int’s 3 Ranked T 4th
    Sacked 9 Times Ranked 2nd
    QB Rating 123.3 Ranked 1st
    3rd Down Conv. 53 % Ranked 1st

    Here’s some food for thought, here are a few QB’s with better QB rating than Brady this year.

    Keenum
    Foles
    Locker
    Newton
    Dalton
    Cassel
    Lewis
    Pryor
    Griffin
    Tannehill
    Manuel
    Glennon

    There are a number of premiere QB’s ahead of Tom brady as well but this is a list of Rookies and 2nd, 3rd yr guys doing it better than him as well. What other proof do you need that this guy is so over rated it’s not even funny?

  33. gerwinke1985 says: Oct 25, 2013 4:17 PM

    Not a New England fan but forsbergler what talented players does Brady have at Wide receiver? Heck, even at tight end he didn’t have anyone. He finally has Gronkowski back, for now at least. Manning has always been a good QB, albeit not so much in the playoffs with the cold weather but do you really think it’s fair to compare stats when you compare the group each is working with?

  34. phaktor333 says: Oct 25, 2013 4:26 PM

    Danny. Please. Sit. Down. I wish there was a line on the next injury for him on Sunday.

  35. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 25, 2013 4:27 PM

    I bet 20 he wont make it past 2 qtr

  36. forsbergler says: Oct 25, 2013 4:36 PM

    Did you ever think that maybe the QB makes the WR’s? not the other way around? What has fitzgerald done since Warner retired? NOTHING….why do you think?…cause all of a sudden he’s a terrible WR?….NO….Because a WR is nothing without a good QB. QB’s make WR’s not the other way around. Point being is without the treat of a run game your Pat’s are 1 dimentional, you can’t run the ball because no one is scared of 1 of your awesome TE’s beating LB up the middle on PA passes. The only reason you’ve had alittle success, i.e. 5-5 in playoffs post spygate is because your TE’s WERE awesome. Now 1 is in jail and the other can’t stay heathy. you can’t play a 2 TE set that anyone is scared of, you can’t run the ball, your QB tyhrows for an average of 5 yrds a pass, and is 33% on 3rd down. If it wasn’t for this teams half decent defence you would be 3-4 right now. Hate on me all you want but unfortunaly that’s why your Pat’s are terrible this year.

  37. forsbergler says: Oct 25, 2013 4:58 PM

    IF you take a look at Denvers WR pre Manning era you’d realize that they were all nobody’s. Now all of a sudden Peyton has all these Weapons around him. GIMMIE A BREAK. He has 1 Good WR around him. Demarius Thomas, other than that Decker ain’t anything special, Welker ain’t anything special, Julius Thomas can’t even block. Denver gets a few injuries at TE in the preseason. Next thing you now is he catches some wide open TD passes and he’s the next Gonkowski…..what a joke…..These WR need to thank Manning for the HUGE pay raises they are going to get in the next few years because without Manning they were NOBODIES! So don’t tell me Brady has no talent, real QB’s make WR’s look talented.

  38. forsbergler says: Oct 25, 2013 5:05 PM

    You telling me now that Reggie Wayne is done for the Year that the Colts are screwed? NO, Because Luck is already twice the the QB Tom Brady ever was. Who does Luck have at WR? nobodies……watch that team continue to win, why? cause Luck is the real deal unlike your poser of a QB Tom Brady

  39. kissbillsrings says: Oct 25, 2013 5:26 PM

    I really don’t see the Pats keeping this guy next year unless the cap hit is too big…
    I think they should have given the job to Edelman & kept woodhead…..Lets face facts…Amendola is glass & will be lucky to see 4 more games worth of time out of all the remaining games this season & I honestly believe I’m being generous with that….
    I sure look forward to Vareen coming back as I believe he’ll be a huge help….1st year receivers usually are never very impressive as a whole so Im not too worried about Dobson, Thompkins, or Boyce….they will be much better come next year as chemistry is developed during the remainder of this year and the upcoming off season….Its going to be a tough year to watch especially with the loss of Wilfork & Mayo but I believe their loss will allow the younger guys the playing time they need to better develop into the players their talent will allow them to be….
    Pats will win the division but just how far they will go is anyones guess once the playoffs start as it’s a whole new season at that point and ANYTHING can happen then….Pats will be 11-5 this year

  40. mugsymagpie says: Oct 25, 2013 5:29 PM

    Forsbergler, did Brady bang your girlfriend?

  41. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 25, 2013 5:34 PM

    Peyton = 9-11 postseason. End Thread///

  42. kissbillsrings says: Oct 25, 2013 5:37 PM

    Mugsymagpie, no, Forsbergler would first have to be hetro to have a girlfriend…

  43. kissbillsrings says: Oct 25, 2013 5:39 PM

    Manning in games under 32 degree= zero & counting

  44. dpdonny says: Oct 25, 2013 5:40 PM

    Yo, Danny Boy: catch, drop, and roll.

  45. dpdonny says: Oct 25, 2013 5:44 PM

    forsbergler says:
    Oct 25, 2013 5:05 PM
    You telling me now that Reggie Wayne is done for the Year that the Colts are screwed? NO, Because Luck is already twice the the QB Tom Brady ever was. Who does Luck have at WR? nobodies……watch that team continue to win, why? cause Luck is the real deal unlike your poser of a QB Tom Brady

    Apparently forsbergler started watching the NFL in 2012.

    I thought Florio had a rule that says you have to be an NFL fan for at least 3 years before posting???

  46. jvw1982 says: Oct 25, 2013 5:46 PM

    Luck can only wish he could have half the success of Brady, and this is coming from a Patriot hater…..T Y Hilton is the next great WR in this league….watch what he does now that Wayne is out……

  47. dankpuffalot says: Oct 25, 2013 5:48 PM

    I live how trolls like turd burglar take a thread about Amendola and become keyboard commandos ranting about Manning and ripping on Brady. Who makes that many comments in such a short time on one thread? We got it, you don’t like Brady.

  48. kissbillsrings says: Oct 25, 2013 7:00 PM

    besides Edelman (a 7th rounder) who has Brady had to throw the ball to this year that was on the team last year?….Amendola (new this year)for one game & that was great…along with Vereen who’s out till week 11 & 3 rookies one of them an undrafted player….the Pats are 5-2 and in first place in their division…Manning has a flock of stud receivers and only one more win than Brady & is in second place in their division…..regular season stats really mean nothing….
    Brady has been in 5 superbowls & won 3 & the 2 losses were with a combined total of what, like 6 points??!!
    How many rings does Manning have or any of the other QB’s mentioned in the above post COMBINED!!!! Yeah thought so…way overrated…GET A CLUE…better yet enjoy watching Brady make it back to the Superbowl AGAIN this year…..
    Manning, as good as he is, will fold like a lawn chair when the temp. drops below freezing…like he ALWAYS does

  49. TheWizard says: Oct 25, 2013 8:36 PM

    Welker has 8 TDs, Edelman has 2 TDs. Yup, those are virtually identical numbers. LOL

    Edelman is also the best or one of the best punt returners in the league.

    And he’s about 10 million cheaper than Wes.

    And when I first starting using the net in the mid nineties, only girls used LOL. Too bad this generation didn’t get the memo.

  50. TheWizard says: Oct 25, 2013 8:39 PM

    this is a list of Rookies and 2nd, 3rd yr guys doing it better than him as well.

    They’re better than 5-2 ?

  51. coffeypc says: Oct 25, 2013 10:49 PM

    Amen Arzkhan. Could not have said it better.

  52. spygatedontexist says: Oct 26, 2013 11:15 AM

    PATRIOTS ARE
    #CHEATERS
    #SPYGATE
    18-1 CHOKERS
    0-2 IN SUPERBOWLS SINCE SPYGATE
    WELKER MADE BRADY A STAR NOW HE IS BELOW AVERAGE AND INCONSISTENT
    AARON RODGERS IS WORKING WITH A NEW CAST OF RECEIVERS RICHT NOW WITH JONES AND COBB OUT BUT STIL PLAYING CONSISTENT

  53. spygatedontexistisaloser says: Oct 26, 2013 7:20 PM

    Hahahahahaha
    #LOSER
    #CRYBABY
    OBSESSED WITH BRADY
    DREAMS ABOUT BELICHICK
    WISHES HIS TEAM WAS PATRIOTS

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