Amendola Takes His Talents to South Beach

I’m going to be honest here — I had no idea Amendola was even a free agent? Does that mean I won’t miss Danny Playoffs? Absolutely not.

It’s a gut punch that he’s going to the Dolphins and staying in the AFC East. Will the Patriots be fine? Of course they will. Belichick will pull the ball boy into the receiving corp and the engine will chug along per usual. Does it suck? Absolutely. Amendola, though not producing much in the regular season usually was always clutch when it mattered. Take a look at this year:

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Easily the Patriots playoff MVP outside of #12. Can I blame Amendola, a 32 year old slot receiver with a history of injuries, for cashing in? I can’t. Right now it’s reported as a 2 year, 12 million dollar contract which is way more than the Patriots would have offered. The Patriots, per sources, had a chance to match and refused as their crowded receiving corp could not find a spot for ‘Dola. He will be missed and that two point conversion catch during the Falcons was the clincher to go into overtime. His best moment will still go down in Patriots’ history:

 

Browns Trade for WR Jarvis Landry.

Hey now! Bit of a surprising move here on a casual Friday afternoon! The Browns have traded a pick in both the 2018 and 2019 drafts for ex Dolphins Wide Receiver, Jarvis Landry.

Nice way to kick off the off-season for big dick Dorsey. They’ll pick up Landry and his $16 million franchise tag for 1 season. If it works out, than an extension could be in the works. If not, they’ll move on. It’s a low risk move for the Browns. I would prefer that they wait to see who will be under center, and how well Landry fits before an extension is discussed. I am sure he would be receptive to an extension, or else the Browns wouldn’t have made the trade.

I’m not going to get too excited. I’m more curious to see if free-agents are willing to sign here than Landry who was traded. Hopefully this acquisition will show others the Browns mean business, and this leads to a few more acquisitions (Trumaine Johnson, Malcolm Butler).

It’s nice to add a pro-bowl player to the mix for sure, but Landry is coming off a down-ish year. Jay Cutler factor? Down year or not, the prospect of Gordon on the outside and Landry underneath….well that gets blood flowing.

Nice first move by Dorsey and company, but let’s not get carried away. 0-16 is 0-16 no matter how you slice it. Jarvis Landry doesn’t suddenly make this team .500, Daniel Jeremiah. This team has a long way to go. Let’s go Browns!

^Easy guy^