Patriots’ Invoice Belichick praises Danny Amendola following receiver’s retirement


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Two-time Tremendous Bowl Champion Danny Amendola hung up the cleats on Monday after 13 seasons within the NFL.

Amendola began his profession with the then-St. Louis Rams, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2009. After 4 seasons there, Amendola spent 5 years in New England with the Patriots, successful two rings in Tremendous Bowls XLIX and LI.

The receiver was the proper praise to Invoice Belichick’s always stalwart offense led by Tom Brady, and Belichick famous that he might do nearly all the things he was requested.

Danny Amendola #80 and head coach Invoice Belichick of the New England Patriots rejoice after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in extra time throughout Tremendous Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
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“I really like Danny. He was an excellent participant for us, had a whole lot of ability, largely performed inside, however might play exterior,” Belichick instructed reporters on Tuesday at coaching camp. “May return, very sensible, robust, reliable, nice fingers and focus.

“He was a superb soccer participant. Glad we had him right here, and he actually was an enormous contributor for us whereas he was right here for essentially the most half — I imply he missed just a little time, however he was on the market each probability he may very well be. He was robust, and he was — he’s a superb soccer participant.”

DANNY AMENDOLA, 2-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPION, RETIRES AFTER 13 SEASONS

Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots congratulates Danny Amendola #80 after a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Head coach Invoice Belichick of the New England Patriots congratulates Danny Amendola #80 after a landing towards the Indianapolis Colts within the second quarter of the sport at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 18, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Belichick stated Amendola “ranked excessive” within the group of productive receivers the Patriots have had over time, evaluating him to a few of New England’s finest.

“We’ve been very lucky to have some good gamers at that place. Troy [Brown] — pretty much as good because it may very well be. Laborious to match Troy, and it’s onerous to match Troy, it’s actually not possible, however Wes [Welker] did a fantastic job for us, Danny got here in, Julian [Edelman], Jakobi [Meyers], guys which have performed in that spot have been completely different, however they’ve all been productive, they usually’ve all introduced a few of the identical frequent traits to the within receiver place. It’s been a really productive spot for us by way of the years, by way of a whole lot of various kinds of performs, quarterbacks, play calls, defenses. We’ve been very lucky with the gamers that we’ve had right here, however Danny actually is ranked excessive in that group.”

Now, the final man standing from the Pats’ dynasty is none aside from Brady, who got here again from retirement after lower than two months.

Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots reacts before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Danny Amendola #80 of the New England Patriots reacts earlier than the sport towards the Buffalo Payments at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.
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In 163 profession video games, he made 617 receptions for six,212 yards and 24 touchdowns, and he caught a landing in every of his Tremendous Bowl victories. With New England, he caught 230 balls, 12 of them for scores, for two,383 yards.



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