Originally posted on Know It All Football  |  Last updated 4/13/13
Tom Brady’s temper has probably cooled off now that the realization of Wes Welker being gone has set in. His former go-to slot man is off to greener (and much higher) pastures in Bronco Country. Who’s next? Enter Danny Amendola, stage right. He’s not the household name Patriot fans are used to in the Northeast, so can he really be Brady’s next Wes Welker? His short NFL career may suggest so. A quick comparison of the two receivers from their Texas Tech days is rather haunting. Although they graduated five years apart from one another (Welker in 2003 and Amendola in 2008) both had their fair share of offensive playmaking in Lubbock. Welker left campus with 259 receptions, 3019 yards, and 21 touchdowns compared to Amendola’s 204 receptions, 2,246 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns. Both were also standouts on special teams. Welker was awarded the Mosi Tatupu Award (given annually to the best special teams player in college football) in 2003.  Similarly, Amendola finished third all tim...
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