Wes Welker is gone, but Tom Brady is already moving on.
Brady was at USC on Tuesday working out with new Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola, trying to get a head start on the connection with his new primary target.
Offseason workouts were a staple for Welker and Brady during their six seasons together in New England. The two were close friends, so a natural connection was there, but it was their extra time together out on the football field that truly made them great. Now, Brady is trying to break in Amendola with the same routine.
Welker’s departure was obviously a huge loss for the NFL’s top offense from a season ago. Now, it’s Amendola’s job to get accustomed and acclimated to the system and Brady as quickly as possible.
Losing a consistent and reliable 100-catch receiver isn’t a common occurrence for teams in the NFL, at least not by choice. So, replacing such a productive player surely comes with a great deal of pressure. But taking the initiative to connect with Brady from...