March 15, 2013

Amendola will have to deal with Welker comparisons

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New Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola


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"Just the familiarity I had already with the offense and what I feel like I can bring to the table, that's what excites me the most," he said. "The first goal of mine right now is to just fulfill a role on the team really, just find my niche and meet the guys and start working. I'm really not worried about a lot of things down the line.

"I want to get stuff done now and I want to become the best player I can as early as I can for the New England Patriots and I'm sure all the accolades that come with it will come about in the future."

So, Brady should have plenty of new faces in the huddle this season, as the Patriots shoot for a fifth straight division title.

"When you get an opportunity to play for a coach like Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots, and just looking at the history — the way those guys perform on the football field and the way they carry the organization — is something that a leader like myself, I want to be a part of, something that can push me and make me a better person and a football player," Washington said. "When I became a free agent, that's one thing I wanted to look at: To go into an organization that believes in winning, who wanted to win the Super Bowl.

"That was everything."


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