Danny Amendola: Gase is one of the guys, Belichick is like a principal

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Danny Amendola left the Patriots for the Dolphins in free agency this offseason, and he’s already feeling the difference in coaching styles.

Amendola said on the Comeback Szn podcast that playing for Dolphins coach Adam Gase is like playing for a friend, while playing for Patriots coach Bill Belichick is like playing for the boss.

“Coach Gase is one of the guys, one of the boys, and you want to fight hard for your boys. Back in New England, it’s almost like you’ve got a principal, the principal’s office and s–t like that,” Amendola said.

Amendola wasn’t ripping Belichick, whom he also called “the greatest coach of all time.” But he was saying that as a veteran player, he now appreciates having a coach who treats him more like an equal.

“It’s been great,” Amendola said of spending the offseason in Miami. “It’s worked out amazing. All the guys are cool. The team is cool, my group is cool. The coaches are awesome. Coach Gase is one of the guys. He’s our leader, he’s our head coach, but he’s also our boy. So it’s cool. It’s refreshing to have that kind of relationship with a coach, something I haven’t had in a long time. I facetimed coach Gase yesterday just to bulls–t with him, just to talk to him. I was talking to his kids. I have a relationship with him that’s real unique, something I haven’t had in a while.”

Amendola was looking for that kind of environment when he became a free agent this year.

“When free agency broke and I had the opportunity to talk to other teams and coaches and see what was out there, coach Gase called and he was cool fro the jump. We talked about football, we talked about life, we talked about Miami, we talked about New England, we talked about what we both had been through,” Amendola said. “He’s one of the guys and he works hard, he embraces the grind, he’s up at the facility 24/7 and he’s obsessed with the game. So any time you get around a coach like that, a coach you can relate to, a coach that will grind with the guys, you want to play hard for him.”

Now Amendola will try to help the Dolphins show that a team can win with a coach who is one of the guys.

150 responses to “Danny Amendola: Gase is one of the guys, Belichick is like a principal

  1. Danny Playoff Clutch Amendola. Now he is making some extra money in the relaxed Dolphins working environment. Tannehill will not be able to throw him open like Brady. He will have about a quarter of the catches he had last year. (and of course no playoff receptions)

  2. Ad T.O would say, “get yo popcorn ready”

    And Dennis Green, “they are who we thought they were”

  3. Give me the Rings and Championships along with the principle and boss ANYDAY! This is a JOB after all!
    Who wants a friend for 12 years then never ever go to the Big Dance?

    Lol I said this was a JOB after all…. Not like our REAL jobs out here. Its Football, A kids game, Playing a sport, being RICH.
    Must be tough going to work,

  4. “But he was saying that as a veteran player, he now appreciates having a coach who treats him more like an equal.”

    The Steelers players wish they had a coach that they could at least see as their equal….but instead they have Mike Tomlin who they see as nothing more than a cheerleader

    Terry Bradshaw was 100% correct.

  5. And that’s why BB is a better coach

    Remember Rex Ryan was “one of the guys” too
    That didn’t last long.

    And it’s proven that it doesn’t

  6. I’d rather have a principal who wins championships than one of the guys who doesn’t win squat.

  7. Enjoy your sunny retirement from the playoffs with your new best friend dude!
    🌞🌞🌞

  8. Amendola has made it clear many times that he thinks BB is a great coach. He has his SB rings because of BB. But once you have two rings and you’re headed into the last years of your career, you’re going to want to cash in. Paying big isn’t what the Patriots do, so Amendola moved on and you can’t blame him. Now, on top of making the big bucks, he’s having fun with his new teammates and coach. All the better for him.

    Amendola will always be a hero in New England. I admit I was a little dubious about him as a Welker replacement, but he turned out to be Mr. Clutch and I could watch his playoff performances on infinite repeat.

  9. You want your coach to be one of the guys or do you want to win games. I remember when we had Leslie Frazier as our head coach. He was one of the guys and the players couldn’t say enough how much they loved him. We also lost a lot of games during the period.

  10. i’ll settle for “the greatest coach of all time” leading my team. will miss amendola tho, he was clutch, glad he got a pile of money in his semi-retirement and that’s what it sounds like it is.

  11. .
    “Amendola said on the Comeback Szn podcast that playing for Dolphins coach Adam Gase is like playing for a friend, while playing for Patriots coach Bill Belichick is like playing for the boss.”

    _______

    Playing for Vince Lombardi was like playing for an executioner, for Chuck Noll an assassin.
    .

  12. Dola is a class act, and a clutch performer. That being said I hope he enjoys playing for one of the guys…me, i’d Rather learn/play for the principal.

  13. I think the people commenting above are taking this statement a little wrong. Gase is a tough coach, but he also isn’t a dictator like BB. Two different styles. BB is the best of this modern era of the game that’s for sure. But some folks do not respond well to that type of dictatorship. I have heard that Eagles HC is also not like BB, so you do NOT have to have that type of coach to win a SB.
    Gase however does need to put a winning team on the field this season or the seat will be getting hot.

  14. Being “one of the guys” might work well for a vet like Amendola – but I cant see that being a good thing when it comes to the younger guys on the team.

  15. wib22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick

    And here come the crybabies to complain about Patriots fans commenting on a Patriots/BB related article. Go figure.

  16. Happened last year and we all know who the losing coach was.

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    jjackwagon says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Remind me again how often “one-of-the-guys” type coaches win the Superbowl

  17. “All the guys are cool. The team is cool, my group is cool. … So it’s cool.”

    **************************************************************************

    Sounds pretty cool, Danny.

  18. hardheadedrb says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:04 am
    Sounds like Amendola is playing out his career now to have fun and pocket some more dough, winning is secondary.
    =========================

    Although no doubt Amendola wants his team to win, there is also no doubt that he had reached a time in his career where he wanted to maximize his salary (and good for Amendola). I doubt any other team considered coming close to matching the Dolphins $12 million with $8+ million guaranteed over two years. Maybe some playoff caliber teams looking for a WR that can play slot or outside, and help on punt and kickoff returns were talking to his agent, but probably not wanting to touch that price. I am frankly surprised that the Dolphins went there given that they are likely not playoff caliber.

  19. wib22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick
    ——————————————————————————

    Cheer up. All Pats fans will admit that if there is something wrong with maintaining a Super Bowl caliber team season after season for almost two decades now, then there is something seriously wrong with Belichick.

  20. How many rings does “one of the guys” have? That will be the amount he retires with – zero. Meanwhile principal Bill already had seven (five with Pats and two with Giants) and may add more. I guess the nice thing about playing in Miami is you always get your season overwith after 17 weeks unlike NE who constantly has to plsy in late January and February. Also in Miami after week one you really don’t have to try to hard because you’re already out of it by then.

  21. Give me the Rings and Championships along with the principle and boss ANYDAY! This is a JOB after all!
    Who wants a friend for 12 years then never ever go to the Big Dance?

    Lol I said this was a JOB after all…. Not like our REAL jobs out here. Its Football, A kids game, Playing a sport, being RICH.
    Must be tough going to work,

    ******************
    No Brady, No rings.

  22. nhpats says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:00 am

    The Steelers players wish they had a coach that they could at least see as their equal….but instead they have Mike Tomlin who they see as nothing more than a cheerleader

    Terry Bradshaw was 100% correct.

    ************************************************************************

    Strange — I’ve never heard a Steeler, current or former, say this. How do you obtain such inside knowledge? I mean, we all know that it must be correct if Bradshaw says it, but clearly you must have access to the locker room or something, right?

  23. Good luck to DA. All the best to him except when he plays the back to back AFC and 5 time World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowl titles in the last 34 years than any NFL team, winners of more games this century than any NFL team, home of the GOAT QB, GOAT Coach, greatest organization in sports, greatest fanbase in sports as proven by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time, any where on this planet.

    It’s SO GREAT to be the king!

    🙂

  24. wib22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick

    7 9 Rate This
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    Homers? Why do you have to be a “homer” to see that this is why the Patriots have dominated the last 15 years. “One of the guys”? I’ll take our coach being the “Boss” and have wins year in and year out than being a fan of a team who sits around and bitches when your team in out of the playoffs in October.

  25. Kiss of death for Gase. The old “players coach” argument. It works in the short term, usually never in the long term….

  26. I do love me some BB. I’m thrilled to have been alive to witness his reign. But if you are not BB you should try to be yourself. You can absolutely try to learn from him but you can’t “be” him. Trying to “be” him will most likely end in failure.

  27. “Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick”
    Last I checked professional football is supposed to be about winning, so yes there is nothing wrong with Belichick. If your OK with your team being all warm and fuzzy and maybe making to the playoffs once in a while, good for you. Me, I’ll take the championships and the professional approach.

  28. You got 53 guys on a team. 53 different personalities.

    Structure is needed if you want to accomplish anything. You need a leader not a friend.

  29. Being just one of the guys doesn’t work well when you’re supposed to be the head coach. A bit like parenting by trying to just be one of your kid’s buddies. Gase seems to be passive-aggressive in that he doesn’t like disciplining his own players, but the second they leave he throws shade on them for having been problems. Note how Jay Ajayi got 95% of the carries and was never disciplined in any way yet the second he was gone Gase made him sound like some huge problem–but obviously not enough of one to actually do anything about. And check out how many times this offseason he’s insinuated his players didn’t work hard enough last year. He talks and acts like he’s just a spectator watching things unfold rather than the guy in charge who could be fixing issues as they come up.

  30. jjackwagon says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Remind me again how often “one-of-the-guys” type coaches win the Superbowl

    ********************
    Doug Pederson. Really had to exhaust my elephant like memory.

  31. The best career advice I ever received was from old boss who told me” son you have no friends here you have colleagues. Your a professional , focus and find friendships elsewhere.”

  32. mmmpierogi says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am
    nhpats says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:00 am
    The Steelers players wish they had a coach that they could at least see as their equal….but instead they have Mike Tomlin who they see as nothing more than a cheerleader

    Terry Bradshaw was 100% correct.

    ************************************************************************

    Strange — I’ve never heard a Steeler, current or former, say this.
    ———————————————————————-

    You haven’t been paying attention. Try Google.

    To be fair, I believe Bradshaw apologized for the comment later.

  33. Belichik runs his team like a prison warden. Great way to build commadere and a positive employment environment. Oh. The Pats wont pay their players. Good luck with that.

  34. Doug Pederson is one of the guys. I know it took Brady choking on the final drive and the principle trying to prove how tough he was not allowing there best DB to play for “one of the guys” to win a SB but hey he did it right.13-19 No playoffs, 16-16 1 playoff appearance and 20-12 1 Superbowl win. Thats the first 2 seasons of Bellicheck, Gase and Petersons coaching career. Thats how to compare success.

  35. crush22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Looks like it’s gonna be a Patsie* day, huh?

    Every day is Patriots day. They’re the best and most interesting team. Of course, the fellowship of the miserable never miss a chance to post repetitive insults, but that’s to be expected with all their years of losing to this dynasty.

    Spoiler alert: it shall continue. Enjoy.

  36. “Go to another team for fun and money, one or two years before the ship starts to sink.”

    Wait a minute. We’ve been told regularly on this board that the Pats ship is “sinking” for at least the last 5 years. Now its another year or two?

    Lolz

  37. jjackwagon says: “Remind me again how often “one-of-the-guys” type coaches win the Superbowl?”
    ==============================

    Doug Peterson, Pete Carroll, Dick Vermeil, Joe Gibbs, Tony Dungy, Bill Walsh, Weeb Ewbanks, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, George Seifert…

  38. Belichick does not let the inmates run the asylum. Do your job, get paid, win championships, and retire a legend. I like that approach.

  39. Gee the fanboys have very sensitive feels about the Head Cheater……strap it up ladies its going to funny to watch the bandwagon empty when Bill and Tammy leave….then it will be tumbleweed city.

  40. oug Peterson, Pete Carroll, Dick Vermeil, Joe Gibbs, Tony Dungy, Bill Walsh, Weeb Ewbanks, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, George Seifert…

    Joe Gibbs was not one of the guys
    And all this other guys you named except for Walsh
    All just won one
    Don’t really Care about Weeb Eubanks

  41. vaphinfan says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am
    Remember all that money he practically stole from the patriots?

    No , not really was it anything like what Suh stole from the fish??

  42. Some People innately do NOT posses empathy or ability to relate to others. BB is one of those people. They do however have elite Power Skills because of this as their ability to make cold calculated decisions is easy for em.

  43. Lombardi, Shula, Landry, Noll, Parcells, Gibbs, Johnson, Holmgren, Shanahan, Belichick, Walsh

    My money is on the principal type coach…..

  44. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am
    Good luck to DA. All the best to him except when he plays the back to back AFC and 5 time World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowl titles in the last 34 years than any NFL team, winners of more games this century than any NFL team, home of the GOAT QB, GOAT Coach, greatest organization in sports, greatest fanbase in sports as proven by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time, any where on this planet.

    It’s SO GREAT to be the king!

    ****************************
    And the biggest greatest Cheats in the history of sports! FACT!!
    41-33

  45. A fan boy quoted Bradshaw as evidence that Tomlin is a cheerleader coach. Couple of things Bradshaw hates the Steelers and is dumb as a sack of rusty hammers. Second the commenter is a Tomlin hater because he is black denigrating him at every chance. It’s a shame that hate is the fuel a troll needs to start his day.

    Amendola upset the tender feelings of the fanboys….yawn.

  46. All fine and good but it is a shame Gase is a bad coach. Not just a bad HC a bad coach all around. Manning helped his career a ton.

  47. ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:35 am

    GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am
    Good luck to DA. All the best to him except when he plays the back to back AFC and 5 time World Champion Patriots, winners of more Super Bowl titles in the last 34 years than any NFL team, winners of more games this century than any NFL team, home of the GOAT QB, GOAT Coach, greatest organization in sports, greatest fanbase in sports as proven by a recent study, the paragon of excellence in the modern NFL and if we are being completely honest, the paragon of excellence in any sport at any time, any where on this planet.

    It’s SO GREAT to be the king!

    ****************************
    And the biggest greatest Cheats in the history of sports! FACT!!
    —————-
    You’d actually have to cheat first to be the greatest cheats. 🙂 It ain’t rocket science.

    These Patriot Haters. Not too bright are they? Tee hee. 🙂

  48. vaphinfan says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Remember all that money he practically stole from the patriots?

    ——–
    No but I do remember that time the Dolphins chose a washed up gimpy Culpepper over Drew Brees. Tee hee. 🙂

  49. wib22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time and he commands respect. The NFL is about results and BB understands that it requires discipline. It will be interesting to see how Danny Amendola goes in a much softer environment. He was a great Patriot who served his team well for many years

  50. Doug Peterson, Pete Carroll, Dick Vermeil, Joe Gibbs, Tony Dungy, Bill Walsh, Weeb Ewbanks, Sean Payton, Mike McCarthy, George Seifert…
    ======

    One of these guys belongs in his families bar in Pittsburgh……

  51. sad these former pats players think we care about their decision
    to play for a crap team
    ======

    As if staying with the Pats was an option?

    When Belichick is through with you, you’re through.

  52. vaphinfan says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:08 am
    Remember all that money he practically stole from the patriots?
    ———————————————-

    Seriously, what are you talking about?

    I assume you are not suggesting Amendola stole money from the Pats, because Amendola was a significant contributor to two Patriots Super Bowl winning teams, and a bargain for the Pats.

  53. He sounds happy and that’s a good thing.

    But this is the time when that type of situation is easiest and happiest. He will feel other things when the team starts losing and misses the playoffs, and it becomes clear that the team just isn’t going to go anywhere for the rest of his career.

    He has his rings, so it may not matter to him, and more power to him if so. But this is the easy part.

  54. ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:51 am
    jjackwagon says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Remind me again how often “one-of-the-guys” type coaches win the Superbowl

    ********************
    Doug Pederson. Really had to exhaust my elephant like memory.

    ———

    So around once every 50+ years then. Thanks. got it

  55. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 19, 2018 at 11:35 am
    A fan boy quoted Bradshaw as evidence that Tomlin is a cheerleader coach. Couple of things Bradshaw hates the Steelers and is dumb as a sack of rusty hammers. Second the commenter is a Tomlin hater because he is black denigrating him at every chance.

    ==============

    Not to defend the other guy, but it’s hard to not see Tomlin as the limiting factor on his team. They have incredible player talent but are never able to find that extra gear when it matters the most. Other teams always have better strategies or adapt/adjust better. He’s done a great job with consistency but seems to have a hard ceiling that he and the team reliably bumps into every postseason.

  56. nhpats says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:51 am
    jjackwagon says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:02 am
    Remind me again how often “one-of-the-guys” type coaches win the Superbowl

    ********************
    Doug Pederson. Really had to exhaust my elephant like memory.

    ———

    So around once every 50+ years then. Thanks. got it

    ————–
    Eh… Pete got one too with the Seahawks and he’s as players coach as they come.

    At PEDton Manning’s expense which is all the sweeter. 🙂

  57. And the biggest greatest Cheats in the history of sports! FACT!!
    —————-
    You’d actually have to cheat first to be the greatest cheats. 🙂 It ain’t rocket science.

    These Patriot Haters. Not too bright are they? Tee hee. 🙂
    ****************
    Please explain then why BB and company keep losing draft picks?
    Why was Brady suspended?
    Edelman?
    BB fined repeatedly?

    Hehehehe!
    Also explain since spygate why is the vaunted Pats 0-3 against the NFC east in superbowls?
    Ta ta ta

  58. I am glad for Danny he was a huge part of 2 Super Bowl wins. He got a contract that pays him well and can end his career in sunny Florida. Thanks for the memories.

  59. In the army we would call a leader like Gase a weak leader. Or, specifically, a “candyman”. One who wants to be more of a cool buddy than an actual leader.

  60. Belichick pushes players to their true potential. Lombardi was the same (Perfect practice makes perfect). Most of the all time great coaches have the same kind of process. “One of the guys” can work too, but it takes a certain type of player to make that work that has the internal drive to push themselves. However, it generally does not work systematically. It works occasionally.

  61. ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    And the biggest greatest Cheats in the history of sports! FACT!!
    —————-
    You’d actually have to cheat first to be the greatest cheats. 🙂 It ain’t rocket science.

    These Patriot Haters. Not too bright are they? Tee hee. 🙂
    ****************
    Please explain then why BB and company keep losing draft picks?
    Why was Brady suspended?
    Edelman?
    BB fined repeatedly?

    Hehehehe!
    Also explain since spygate why is the vaunted Pats 0-3 against the NFC east in superbowls?
    Ta ta ta
    ————–
    Regarding Edelman, I believe he just made a mistake taking supplements, as do many NFL players who get popped. I will overlook it this one time.

    As for the other stuff, I’m afraid that completely fabricated made up cheating incidents don’t really count as cheating son.

    Try again cupcake. 🙂

    #WeAreJustBetterThanYou
    #QuitYerExcusesAndADmitIt
    #UWillNeverEVERBeAtOURLevel
    #FaceFacts
    #KissTheRings
    #PuckerUpButtercup

  62. Eh… Pete got one too with the Seahawks and he’s as players coach as they come.
    =====

    While I agree, what does it say that he lost his locker room? Which is an indisputable fact at this point.

  63. mmmpierogi says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Strange — I’ve never heard a Steeler, current or former, say this. How do you obtain such inside knowledge? I mean, we all know that it must be correct if Bradshaw says it, but clearly you must have access to the locker room or something, right?
    ——————————————

    Where did you spend the end of the 2016 season? Bradshaw’s comment was national news. Here you go:

    “I don’t think he’s a great coach at all, he’s a nice coach. To me, I’ve said this, he’s really a great cheerleader guy. I don’t know what he does. I don’t think he is a great coach at all. His name never even pops in my mind when we think about great coaches in the NFL.”

  64. Ty Danny it was fun. We understand you needed to take the money to set yourself up for retirement. No Shame in that. you layed it all out for us. have fun in the sun. We will welcone you back as a Spectator come January.

  65. My guess is when players go from a team like the Dolphins, Jets, Brown…who has no recent history of winning, when they go to the Patriots they also see the difference immediately between coaches and expectations. Tom Brady is great but as a non-Patriots fan, I think as long as BB is there, the Patriots will always have success. We’ve all seen that he can win with just about any QB and they’ve all gone on to collect big paychecks elsewhere but didn’t have the same success.

  66. ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    And the biggest greatest Cheats in the history of sports! FACT!!
    —————-
    You’d actually have to cheat first to be the greatest cheats. 🙂 It ain’t rocket science.
    These Patriot Haters. Not too bright are they? Tee hee. 🙂
    ****************
    Please explain then why BB and company keep losing draft picks?
    Why was Brady suspended?
    Edelman?
    BB fined repeatedly?
    Hehehehe!
    Also explain since spygate why is the vaunted Pats 0-3 against the NFC east in superbowls?
    Ta ta ta

    —————-

    The Patriots have won 2 of the last 4 Super Bowls. Their defense wasn’t good enough to get the job done this year. Close, but only close enough to be 2nd place. However, they won 2 of the last 4 Super Bowls and in 2014 they were good enough to beat the 2017 Patriots or the 2017 Eagles. 2014 was a great Super Bowl with two very talented teams. 2017 was just ok. Both defenses were torched for a record number of yards.

    The Patriots record against NFC east teams in Super Bowls is 1-3 unfortunately. It’s too bad because those were 3 really close losses, but the Patriots were the worse of the two teams in 2011 and 2017. Whatever happened since spygate is irrelevant. In 2004 the Patriots were an all time team and Philly really played well, but had no chance. The Patriots defense was way too good and they had Dillon. That team could go up against any great team.

  67. In 2004 the Patriots were an all time team and Philly really played well, but had no chance.
    ——-
    The Eagles were an underrated great team in 2004. I’d argue that talentwise they were better than the team that beat the Pats in February. No question they were the second best team in the league and and a worthy opponent for the 2004 World Champion Patriots.

  68. Gase and Tannehill are attached at the hip. Neither are going anywhere anytime soon. As for Gase, he’s the new hot thing in Davie and has some on Miami fan boards trying to compare him to a young Shula. And of course Tannehill is a more athletic QB who has the NFL record for most consecutive completions in a game. And was 7-1 before getting hurt in 2015, if we forget the 1-4 start.

  69. aarons444 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Eh… Pete got one too with the Seahawks and he’s as players coach as they come.
    =====

    While I agree, what does it say that he lost his locker room? Which is an indisputable fact at this point.
    ————————
    I don’t know if I’d go that far but I agree that some of the things he’d say to motivate the team were getting old to the same guys – and maybe that’s why some of the guys who tuned him out are no longer there. Time will tell.

    I don’t think guys like that necessarily have to have a short shelf life, it’s up to them to adjust.

  70. It’s great that DA now has a “cool” coach to hang out and BS with. Maybe they can get together at the end of the season, have a beer and watch the “uncool” coached teams play in the playoffs. Being cool is the best.

  71. By Amendola’s statements about Gase and the Dolphins, it is obvious to anyone who has grade school level reading comprehension that winning at the cost of character and integrity was not worth it to him. Amendola is ecstatic to have finally freed himself from the grips of the cheating (spy tapes) and lying (what cell phone?) Patsies organization.

  72. jimmyjohns01 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    My guess is when players go from a team like the Dolphins, Jets, Brown…who has no recent history of winning, when they go to the Patriots they also see the difference immediately between coaches and expectations. Tom Brady is great but as a non-Patriots fan, I think as long as BB is there, the Patriots will always have success. We’ve all seen that he can win with just about any QB and they’ve all gone on to collect big paychecks elsewhere but didn’t have the same success.

    ——
    Remember though that a Belichick Patriots team has yet to make the playoffs without Brady as a starter. There’s a good reason for that. People talk about 11-5 with Cassel but they still missed the playoffs and honestly that was because the no longer had the QB or the offense that could beat good teams that year.

    Seeing what was happening on the defensive side, I think the odds were very good that a Bradyless Patriots team would miss the playoffs this past season as well.

  73. Amendola takes the ‘not a low ball offer’ and now Pats fans are penning comments of forgiveness towards him. All the while everyone sees how underpaid football players are compared to the other major sports. It’s over, good run Pats fan, but it’s over.

  74. Also explain since spygate why is the vaunted Pats 0-3 against the NFC east in superbowls

    This comment alone just shows how STUPID people are when it comes to the Patriots.
    So they are 0-3 vs nfc teams in the Sb since spy gate
    But 2-0 vs other teams in the NFC in the SB since spy gate
    So somehow the lack of a camera enabled a helmet catch and an great catch on the sideline from another Giants wr
    And the lack of a camera that was used to film defense some how caused the Patriots DEFENSE to play just a little worse than the Eagles defense?

    Do I have that about right??

    #crybaby

  75. Players go to other teams to make money and maybe have fun. Other players go to the Pats to work hard, win games, and win championships. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thanks for everything, Dola, enjoy South Beach and easier work days, I ain’t mad at ya.

  76. Bilicheat lost his locker room with the unexplained benching of Butler ins the SUPER BOWL which allowed a back up QB to pick the Pats apart. The Pats players wont forget this, ever!

  77. As for Bill being the greatest coach of all time, easy. He is a professional cheater and damn good at it. Hey Pats, how many times has your team been busted for cheating? How many fines, how many lost draft choices? Google it.

  78. Where did you spend the end of the 2016 season? Bradshaw’s comment was national news. Here you go:

    Does that make him a credible judge of Tomlin. Keep in mind Bradshaw is not the sharpest tool in the box and hates Pittsburgh because he himself is not liked any more. National news……just FoxNews.

    Belicheat would be nothing without Brady….
    Of course you will disagree but you take Bradshaw as a credible person..?.Tells me all I need to know.

  79. Belicheat would be nothing without Brady….
    Of course you will disagree but you take Bradshaw as a credible person..?.Tells me all I need to know.

    That’s great
    And Bill Walsh was 8-24 before he had Montana

  80. Belicheat would be nothing without Brady….
    ———
    You mean the same Belichick that almost singlehandedly turned the Browns into a team on the verge of a Super Bowl contender before Modell pulled the plug? Him?

  81. Uh oh! The rats are jumping the sinking ship. Remind me again how many SB’s Gase has won with his good ole boy buddy, buddy coaching style. I’m waiting.

  82. idiedpretty says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    As for Bill being the greatest coach of all time, easy. He is a professional cheater and damn good at it. Hey Pats, how many times has your team been busted for cheating? How many fines, how many lost draft choices? Google it.

    So when all these current and former players and coaches call BB the greatest of all time or one of the greatest, they are all wrong? They don’t know what they are talking about?
    Google it.

  83. idiedpretty says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    As for Bill being the greatest coach of all time, easy. He is a professional cheater and damn good at it. Hey Pats, how many times has your team been busted for cheating? How many fines, how many lost draft choices? Google it.
    ———-
    0 times.

    “Cheating” scandals that were completely fabricated and made up by the league don’t count. Never have, never will. 🙂

    Anything else? 🙂

  84. wib22 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Here come the pats homers to tell us that nothing is wrong with belichick
    ————————————————————————————-

    I am not Pats homer, I am actually a GIANTS fan.

    Bellichick is the only great Coach in the NFL today.

    There are a handful of really good coaches (Harbaugh, Pederson, Reid, Gruden among others) and one great coach (Bellichick) and a lot of so/so and meh coaches.

    I get where Amendola is coming from, Bellichick is what he is, but if I played in the NFL, I would love to play part of my career for Bill and get a shot or two at a ring.

  85. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm
    jimmyjohns01 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    My guess is when players go from a team like the Dolphins, Jets, Brown…who has no recent history of winning, when they go to the Patriots they also see the difference immediately between coaches and expectations. Tom Brady is great but as a non-Patriots fan, I think as long as BB is there, the Patriots will always have success. We’ve all seen that he can win with just about any QB and they’ve all gone on to collect big paychecks elsewhere but didn’t have the same success.

    ——
    Remember though that a Belichick Patriots team has yet to make the playoffs without Brady as a starter. There’s a good reason for that. People talk about 11-5 with Cassel but they still missed the playoffs and honestly that was because the no longer had the QB or the offense that could beat good teams that year.

    Seeing what was happening on the defensive side, I think the odds were very good that a Bradyless Patriots team would miss the playoffs this past season as well.

    =======

    You forget how Miami won the division that year. It was the Wildcat, unleashed for the 1st time, debuting against NE. That lone win, that lone game helped Miami to one of the few wins against a team with a winning record that year.

    So let’s not rewrite history to prove a point.

  86. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Belicheat would be nothing without Brady….
    ———
    You mean the same Belichick that almost singlehandedly turned the Browns into a team on the verge of a Super Bowl contender before Modell

    ======

    Yet he followed up that 11-5 record with a 5-11 season in 95. So he coached the Browns and had 4 losing seasons and one 11-5 season and a loss in the AFC Championship game. After CLE moved to Balt, how long before Balt won a SB? How many BB draft picks remained if any?

  87. You forget how Miami won the division that year. It was the Wildcat, unleashed for the 1st time, debuting against NE. That lone win, that lone game helped Miami to one of the few wins against a team with a winning record that year.

    So let’s not rewrite history to prove a point.

    ———
    Let’s not pretend that the 2008 Patriots were a playoff worthy team either to suit the notion whose expiry date was 15 years ago that Tom Brady is only good because of his coach. 🙂

    The Cassel Patriots missed the playoffs because they went 1-4 against the AFC playoff field. 3 of those losses were blowouts. 2 of those blowout losses were at home. And it sounds like you don’t think the Dolphins were a good team so let’s say they went 0-3 against good AFC teams, after going 7-0 against such teams with Brady the year before.

    It was clear as day they could no longer hang with good teams anymore. It’s fair to say both by reasonable circumstantial evidence and by common sense that the major downgrade at one position in particular was the cause.

  88. If anybody, including PATS fans, is surprised by this – I’d say they have never watched a BB post game interview!

    There have been lovey-dovey examples of successful teams… but they are typically successful for only one or two years. BB’s genius is in focusing the team so that they are continuously a threat to win it all.

  89. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm
    In 2004 the Patriots were an all time team and Philly really played well, but had no chance.
    ——-
    The Eagles were an underrated great team in 2004. I’d argue that talentwise they were better than the team that beat the Pats in February. No question they were the second best team in the league and a worthy opponent for the 2004 World Champion Patriots.

    ———-

    I agree! I will take back that they had “no chance”. They had a chance pretty late in the game, but the Patriots were the better team and proved it in the end.

  90. GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:54 pm
    You forget how Miami won the division that year. It was the Wildcat, unleashed for the 1st time, debuting against NE. That lone win, that lone game helped Miami to one of the few wins against a team with a winning record that year.
    So let’s not rewrite history to prove a point.
    ———
    Let’s not pretend that the 2008 Patriots were a playoff worthy team either to suit the notion whose expiry date was 15 years ago that Tom Brady is only good because of his coach. 🙂
    The Cassel Patriots missed the playoffs because they went 1-4 against the AFC playoff field. 3 of those losses were blowouts. 2 of those blowout losses were at home. And it sounds like you don’t think the Dolphins were a good team so let’s say they went 0-3 against good AFC teams, after going 7-0 against such teams with Brady the year before.
    It was clear as day they could no longer hang with good teams anymore. It’s fair to say both by reasonable circumstantial evidence and by common sense that the major downgrade at one position in particular was the cause.

    ————

    True. The 11-5 without Brady is something that Belichick often gets major credit for, but with that same team Brady went 16-0. 5 games better is like the difference between 5-11 and 10-6. It’s a big difference. Also, if you look at the sacks on Cassel you realize that Brady’s ability to slide in the pocket makes his OL look really good. Cassel was sacked about 2x Brady behind the same line.

  91. Yet he followed up that 11-5 record with a 5-11 season in 95. So he coached the Browns and had 4 losing seasons and one 11-5 season and a loss in the AFC Championship game. After CLE moved to Balt, how long before Balt won a SB? How many BB draft picks remained if any

    Ozzie Newsome
    “ Bill Belichick laid the foundation for the Ravens first SB win”

    Funny , you want to point out he followed the 11-5 season on Cleveland with a 5-11 season but leave out the fact that they lost their starting QB 3 games into the season.

  92. Not BuyingIt says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    GoodellMustGo says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm
    Belicheat would be nothing without Brady….
    ———
    You mean the same Belichick that almost singlehandedly turned the Browns into a team on the verge of a Super Bowl contender before Modell

    ======

    Yet he followed up that 11-5 record with a 5-11 season in 95. So he coached the Browns and had 4 losing seasons and one 11-5 season and a loss in the AFC Championship game. After CLE moved to Balt, how long before Balt won a SB? How many BB draft picks remained if any?
    ——————————————-
    I guess you don’t remember that the Browns started 3-1 that year and were around .500 when Modell made the announcement in November … and then after that they won 1 more game the rest of the season and were uncompetitive in most of them. Take that “5-11” with the tiny grain of salt that it deserves.

    The Ravens got Lewis in the 96 draft… and were able to do so thanks to a Belichick trade. They picked Ogden in that draft too and probably wouldn’t have if they couldn’t get Lewis where they did. So I would say Bill had a lot to do with the foundation that created that defense.

  93. Gase is his boy now, but we’ll see how he feels about him after Miami finishes the season 6-10, 0-2 versus New England, and out of the playoffs again.

  94. True. The 11-5 without Brady is something that Belichick often gets major credit for, but with that same team Brady went 16-0. 5 games better is like the difference between 5-11 and 10-6. It’s a big difference. Also, if you look at the sacks on Cassel you realize that Brady’s ability to slide in the pocket makes his OL look really good. Cassel was sacked about 2x Brady behind the same line.
    ———-
    Exactly. Very true about Cassel’s sacks. Most in the league that year if I’m not mistaken.

    I guess it’s on Belichick that 16-0 didn’t turn into 2-14 but honestly the Patriots had a really easy schedule that year.

  95. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 19, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Does that make him a credible judge of Tomlin. Keep in mind Bradshaw is not the sharpest tool in the box

    ——-

    No he is not. But given your rantings vs. his, I would say that he is a good bit sharper than you….

  96. “Gase is his boy now, but we’ll see how he feels about him after Miami finishes the season 6-10, 0-2 versus New England, and out of the playoffs again.”

    Miami has always been a bit of kryptonite to Brady, so they might split as they do many seasons. Wouldn’t surprise me at all. Don’t expect the Fins to make the playoffs though, agree with you in that respect.

  97. “Don’t really Care about Weeb Eubanks”

    It’s Ewbank and he won three titles as HC. He’s also the only HC to win championships with two different teams (Colts and Jets). The world didn’t start when you were born.

  98. That’s Fine and Dandy Danny but can you win playing for one of the guys. Maybe Belichick knows what he’s doing. We’ve had about 50 head coaches while Belichick’s been in New England. Enough of the feel good in the summer, everybody is great chat and win the division. I hope you can bring some of that Belichick magic to us.

  99. harrisonhits2 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:20 pm
    “Gase is his boy now, but we’ll see how he feels about him after Miami finishes the season 6-10, 0-2 versus New England, and out of the playoffs again.”
    Miami has always been a bit of kryptonite to Brady, so they might split as they do many seasons. Wouldn’t surprise me at all. Don’t expect the Fins to make the playoffs though, agree with you in that respect.

    ————

    This year I think the Patriots beat them twice. Miami have a few very good young players, but their best player is probably still Wake, and he is 36 now. I really don’t think Miami will use Dola correctly either and he will struggle to stay healthy. Even with the issues Brady often has in Miami that game should be winnable.

  100. Much in life becomes clear when you realize the true hero of the Back to the Future movies was Principal Strickland.

  101. There are different leadership styles, both have pros and cons… the proof is in the results.

  102. Back in the 80s on a Monday night, the ABC cameras caught Bill Parcells and Phil Simms absolutely jawing at each other. Al Michaels quipped, “In case you’re just joining us, these guys are winning.”

    When you’re in a results business, you need a boss who gets results – not one who wants to be your buddy. Belichick gets results.

  103. waldoampere says:
    July 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm
    “Don’t really Care about Weeb Eubanks”

    It’s Ewbank and he won three titles as HC. He’s also the only HC to win championships with two different teams (Colts and Jets). The world didn’t start when you were born.

    And still…NOBODY cares about 2 wins from the 50’s

  104. ahummler72 says:
    July 19, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Doug Pederson. Really had to exhaust my elephant like memory.
    ————————–

    So, 1 out of every 50 or so?

  105. No he is not. But given your rantings vs. his, I would say that he is a good bit sharper than you….

    But that still puts Terry and me far sharper than you.

    Tomlin is a cheerleader that has a Lombardi….. I know you fanboys can’t think back to 2008 before you became NFL gurus.

  106. These threads will show you how miserable people are in their work environment. I understand the need to feed your family at all cost. But, in this day and age, the goal is to do something you enjoy and love. It’s just not worth stressing over a job that can chew you up and spit you out at any moment. If you don’t love it, you’ll never be as good as you should be at it.

  107. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    —————————

    Tomlin is a cheerleader that has a Lombardi….. I know you fanboys can’t think back to 2008 before you became NFL gurus.
    —————————————–

    When did Terry Bradshaw become a fanboy?

    I am not exactly sure what a ‘fanboy’ is, but I believe a Steelers fan may have just insulted the greatest Steelers QB of all-time.

  108. I am not exactly sure what a ‘fanboy’ is, but I believe a Steelers fan may have just insulted the greatest Steelers QB of all-time.

    Check out your mirror and you’ll se a fanboy/Patriot troll. On the field Terry was good, but had one of the best defenses supporting his hairbrained blunders. Off the field he is a rube, self centered and dumb as a sack of hammers.

  109. True. The 11-5 without Brady is something that Belichick often gets major credit for, but with that same team Brady went 16-0. 5 games better is like the difference between 5-11 and 10-6. It’s a big difference.
    ======

    Wrong.

    Moss and Welker were added in 2007.

  110. Nofoolnodrool says:
    July 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm
    No he is not. But given your rantings vs. his, I would say that he is a good bit sharper than you….

    But that still puts Terry and me far sharper than you.

    Tomlin is a cheerleader that has a Lombardi….. I know you fanboys can’t think back to 2008 before you became NFL gurus.

    ——–

    The only way he could win a Lombardi was with Brady on IR for the entire season. And that was Cowher’s team…..not Tomlin’s.

    Just look last season in the game against the Pats. Rather than preparing his team to take the field the dunce spent 200 seconds staring up at the jumbo tron with the rest of the fans at the stadium. Then he looked all perplexed when the Steelers turned it over giving the Pats a victory.

    Seriously man, take of your homer glasses and realize that the Steelers organization has squandered a lot of talent with this guy at the helm. And as a Pats fan I hope they continue to do so for many years to come.

  111. The only way he could win a Lombardi was with Brady on IR for the entire season. And that was Cowher’s team…..not Tomlin’s.
    =====

    Mike McCarthy outcoached this guy.

    Mike McCarthy.

    The worst big game coach the League has seen since Marty ball.

  112. Hey Buddy! Welcome to practice Pal! Hopefully we can go out for some beers after the game! What’s that? Oh No! We don’t win superbowls here but you’l be glad to know that I’m just one of the guys!

  113. Sounds like Danny hasn’t made many friends yet and he misses Edelman already. Fortunately he’s formed a bromance with his coach which will come in handy for having beers watching the playoffs.

  114. ipskipskyblue says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Translation= Gase isn’t going to win but we can have a beer together.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Actually they probably will split a six pack after they kick BB butt in the December game.
    Would be the fourth time in five years.

  115. gllmiaspr says:
    July 22, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    ipskipskyblue says:
    July 19, 2018 at 9:49 am
    Translation= Gase isn’t going to win but we can have a beer together.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Actually they probably will split a six pack after they kick BB butt in the December game.
    Would be the fourth time in five years.

    —-

    Maybe that will happen, sure. Belichick will hopefully be interested in resting players at this point.

    After that game, the Patriots will start preparing for their REAL season—the playoffs and an 8th straight AFCCG, and another Super Bowl. Of course, Miami will celebrate their regular season win like it IS a Super Bowl, while cementing another 7-9 season.

    Sound about right?

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