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2013-03-13 10:44:03 PM

VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden


That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.
 
2013-03-13 10:45:05 PM
I know we have the clichés about how football is cyclical, but I didn't really think that the NFC West was going to be in the discussion for the NFL's toughest division.I mean, it was only two seasons ago that no one seemingly wanted to win the division and the Seahawks went to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw multiple 49ers-Seahawks games in the NFC Championships over the next several years. Even the Rams might be able to get into the playoffs at some point in the next three years.
 
2013-03-13 10:45:48 PM
Funny thing is during the Celtics broadcast tonight, Gary Tanguay broke in with the news that "Damon Amendolara" signed with the Patriots.

I had no idea they were calamari-deficient.
 
2013-03-13 10:50:29 PM
But what about my all-White New England offence?
 
2013-03-13 10:53:01 PM
When is the last time Danny Amendola played a whole season without an injury?
 
2013-03-13 10:54:22 PM
More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.
 
2013-03-13 11:00:55 PM

scoughlin: More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.


OMG, the stories of the days they were in the same division would be insufferable.
 
2013-03-13 11:05:35 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Or they figured they could get comperable talent and a younger player. Keeping Amendola healthy for the regular season (let alone the playoffs)is a different story.
 
2013-03-13 11:10:06 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.


Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.
 
2013-03-13 11:14:43 PM

jaylectricity: Funny thing is during the Celtics broadcast tonight, Gary Tanguay broke in with the news that "Damon Amendolara" signed with the Patriots.

I had no idea they were calamari-deficient.



Don't worry, I got the reference.

/Mario Coin
 
2013-03-13 11:21:57 PM

scoughlin: More like Seahawks-Broncos, subtard.


Seahawks, Niners...either one will make a fine #2 finisher.
 
2013-03-13 11:24:57 PM

count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.


He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.
 
2013-03-13 11:28:46 PM
No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?
 
2013-03-13 11:31:55 PM

JohnAnnArbor: No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?


Lions go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the most overrated. Yawn.
 
2013-03-13 11:33:51 PM

Malcolm_Sex: count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.

He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.


Not quite(also from ESPN boston):

2012 Welker 5.5 receptions/game, 67.9 yards/game, 13 drops  Amendola 4.6 receptions/game, 45.2 yards/game, 1 drop.

And it's probably fair to say that some of Welker's advantage was due to Brady as opposed to Bradford(who isn't bad, but not an elite quarterback at this point). That's part of the rationale at any rate.
 
2013-03-13 11:40:20 PM

drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.


Someone wanted Welker gone? Could it be....SATAN?

Oops, no it was Belichick.

/possibly Gisele but probably Darth Hoodie
 
2013-03-13 11:52:57 PM

Pfighting Polish: I saw this one before.

[www.clevelandskyline.com image 552x402]

It wasn't very good.


I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII; The Broncos were up 10-0, and I was convinced Ricky Nattiel was going to be the MVP of that game.  And then Doug Williams and Timmy Smith broke my spirit.  I thought, it can't get any worse than that.

Wrong.  Two years later the Broncos were only down 4 midway through the first quarter, and we forced San Fran to punt.  Then Bobby Humphrey fumbled and a few plays later Montana tacks on another 6.  And it was never competitive from that fumble forward.  It was like watching a high school team try and play against the pros.

Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".
 
2013-03-14 12:15:51 AM

hulk hogan meat shoes: JohnAnnArbor: No Lions talk?  Reggie Bush = we might actually run the ball more than twice a game?

Lions go from one of the worst teams in the league to one of the most overrated. Yawn.


Wait I thought Reggie was the next coming of Jim Brown.  Did I miss something?
 
2013-03-14 12:29:21 AM
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2013-03-14 12:37:58 AM

Altitude5280: [img.photobucket.com image 633x464]


What does he expect?  This is what the Patriots do.  They'll do it to him some day unless he retires first.
 
2013-03-14 12:40:31 AM

UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed. I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII; The Broncos were up 10-0, and I was convinced Ricky Nattiel was going to be the MVP of that game. And then Doug Williams and Timmy Smith broke my spirit. I thought, it can't get any worse than that.

Wrong. Two years later the Broncos were only down 4 midway through the first quarter, and we forced San Fran to punt. Then Bobby Humphrey fumbled and a few plays later Montana tacks on another 6. And it was never competitive from that fumble forward. It was like watching a high school team try and play against the pros.

Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".


Yeah, those two were the worst (also because my brother is a Redskins fan), but Super Bowl XII was another bad memory. Craig Morton was either paid off, or forgot that he was no longer a Cowboy. Hell, it was only last year that DiAtribe convinced me to let go my hatred of all things to do with silver, blue, or stars.

People hate on the Broncos, because they're a successful team, but they forget that they've paid their dues. Their first 12 seasons, they never had a winning season. They were 39-97-4 for the '60s. These were the years I became a Bronco fan.

They were also the years I learned true hatred of the Raiders and Chiefs. If it wasn't a Raider DB trying to drown a Bronco wide receiver in a mud puddle, it was KC being up by 50 and trying an onside kick.

I've mellowed in my old age; back then, if the Raider team plane mid-air collided with the Chiefs team plane, I'd have cheered. Now, I'd just hope that they were only injured severely.
 
2013-03-14 12:57:37 AM

UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII;


Oh yeah? Well, I was a Giants fan before the Panthers entered the league and.. well.. things were actually kinda peachy.
 
2013-03-14 01:05:12 AM

The Bestest: UNC_Samurai: I was a Broncos fan before the Panthers existed.  I thought that I would never see anything quite so painful as the second quarter of XXII;

Oh yeah? Well, I was a Giants fan before the Panthers entered the league and.. well.. things were actually kinda peachy.


Im no Giants fn. Far from it. But thank you so much for kicking he asses of the entitled Patriots in the Superbowl.  Twice
 
2013-03-14 01:22:18 AM
I actually hate this move.  We're throwing away one of my favorite Broncos, Elvis Dumerville, and we throw a ton of money at a tiny slot receiver whose knee will almost certainly explode this year.  Then we sign an overrated, low IQ corner who is going to knock up all of our decent looking strippers.  At least we got the literate Cromartie.  But I'd rather have gotten Namdi.  That's how little I think of Cromartie.

Not that impressed with our offseason so far.  The fact that I just read an article by Mike Freeman felating Elway for his savvy makes me feel worse.  If Skip Bayless slobs all over this tomorrow I full expect the Broncos to implode and go 6-10.

Still can't believe we're not even going to get picks for Elvis.  If he wasn't lined up opposite Von he would have been in the top 5 for sacks easily.  Someone is going to get a steal on Elvis, I just hope it's an NFC team.
 
2013-03-14 01:33:48 AM
ITT: dumbasses who think that offseason signings mean more than in-season injuries.

/you too  Smittard
//film at 11
 
2013-03-14 01:34:28 AM
The 2014 Niners-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

It'll turn out the same as the last time they met in the Superb Owl.

As a commentator said about that game "...it was not as close as the score would indicate..."www.clevelandskyline.com
But Harbaugh is not as "nice" as Seifert.  He won't put the third string in to play the 4th quarter.

//CSB:  The wife of a friend of mine worked in the 49er front office at that time and after the receivers and qbs had watched game film of the Broncos on the Tuesday after the NFC Championship game she heard Montana and Rice talking to Seifert on the way out of the video room, saying "Can we play them tomorrow, Coach?"  "Do we have to wait two whole weeks?"    The Niners were ready.  Looking forward to more Superb Owls like XXIV from the '9ers.sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-03-14 01:44:40 AM

count_chimpula: Malcolm_Sex: count_chimpula: drewsclues: VvonderJesus: Brady is getting Danny Amendola, who is almost exactly like Wes Welker.

/at least in Madden

That's the strangest part of this. They paid Danny Amendola more (5 years / 31 million) than what Denver is paying Welker. Someone wanted Welker gone.

Welker's guaranteed money is $12 million, Amendola's is $10 million.  Guaranteed money is the only thing that matters in the NFL. And if Amendola works out they control him for 5 years.

The most interesting statistic on Amendola vs Welker is on espnboston.

Since 2010, Welker has caught passes at a rate of 12.5 receptions for every drop (326 catches, 26 drops).

Amendola's success rate is considerably higher at 21.9 receptions per drop.

Welker's 11 drops last season were second-most in the NFL. Amendola's drop rate (2.1 percent of targets dropped) ratedsecond-lowest in the NFL.

Not saying that will work out for the Pats--as has been pointed out, Amendola's been injured a lot. But I think that was a big part of the rationale.

He was also thrown to twice as much and doubled him in every major statistical category.

Not quite(also from ESPN boston):

2012 Welker 5.5 receptions/game, 67.9 yards/game, 13 drops  Amendola 4.6 receptions/game, 45.2 yards/game, 1 drop.

And it's probably fair to say that some of Welker's advantage was due to Brady as opposed to Bradford(who isn't bad, but not an elite quarterback at this point). That's part of the rationale at any rate.


Welker actually played the entire season. The way they used him in NE he was basically receiving suicide passes, getting laid out and still making the plays. Those drops are misleading, he makes horrible balls seem catchable.
 
2013-03-14 01:55:56 AM
The internet consensus seems to be that Welker won't get his shiat laid out as much at Denver because we have actual downfield threats that NE didn't have, so it'll stretch the defense for him. Makes sense to me, in theory.
 
2013-03-14 02:11:59 AM

The Smails Kid: ITT: dumbasses who think that offseason signings mean more than in-season injuries.

/you too  Smittard
//film at 11


Alright. I'll go ahead and farky you with this thread number and give you your own easily distinguishable color.

Would you like to add anything more specific to your statement so I can call you a wizard if you are right come January?
 
2013-03-14 02:12:24 AM
I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.

/this RG3 kid will totes take the Skins to the Super Bowl
 
2013-03-14 02:25:02 AM

germ78: I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.

/this RG3 kid will totes take the Skins to the Super Bowl


I definitely don't remember saying that.

Who are you talking about?
 
2013-03-14 02:46:21 AM
So much goodness in this thread, makes me sad that I've been in no-internet land for three days.

1. Welker/Amendola. Rams fans saw this coming a mile away, just thought there'd be more struggle; maybe get some picks for Danny. Whatever.

2. Oh dur JAYSUS, how good of a fantasy QB is Manning going to be next year? Frequent discussions of "who'd you pick #2 overall" had solidified Brees- but Manning, with uncoverable dink/dunk receivers? Could be ridiculous.

3. Lots of people baggin' on the Rams in this thread, all about how the Seachickens and Niners will own the NFCW for the next few years. Odd...coulda sworn this past season they split with the 'Hawks, and the Niners could not beat them. Huh.

4.

germ78: I love the prognostications of people who can predict which teams will remain healthy all season, or not have players turn in disappointing years.


Also yes.

UNC_Samurai: Several days later, I saw the local Raleigh affiliate run a shot of a highway sign that read "Speed Limit 55", underneath which was spray-painted "Broncos 10".


Also lulz. Reminds me of the Cards 06 WS win, after which some persons spray painted "Congratulations 2006 WS Champs St. Louis Cardinals" on a big brick wall opposite one of the gates at Wrigley. The building owner left it up for months, only taking it down after he got tired of cleaning the broken glass, beer cans, and urine off of the sidewalk every morning.
 
2013-03-14 03:03:50 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: People hate on the Broncos, because they're a successful team, but they forget that they've paid their dues.


As a Packer fan, you know darn well why I hate on the Broncos.  And yes, it was because they were "successful."

/I've never seen an entire state get as emotionally deflated as Wisconsin did after XXXII
//Favre to Jennings for 82 yards on the first play of overtime made up for it a little ... but a very small little
 
2013-03-14 03:14:44 AM
peyton manning rolls out and throws a touchdown pass to wes welker as time expires i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-14 04:13:06 AM

animesucks: peyton manning rolls out


wha?
 
2013-03-14 04:57:40 AM
There's a reason they play an entire season before the playoffs. And for you dumbass dolts with your phag Suberb Owl comments, Wolb em. My Broncos will represent, our water is better and our skies are blue. So screw you.
 
2013-03-14 06:43:46 AM
Because big splashy off season moves always lead to playoff success, that's why the Redskins won all those Super Bowls in the 2000s...
 
2013-03-14 06:55:49 AM

KiwDaWabbit: I know we have the clichés about how football is cyclical, but I didn't really think that the NFC West was going to be in the discussion for the NFL's toughest division.I mean, it was only two seasons ago that no one seemingly wanted to win the division and the Seahawks went to the playoffs with a 7-9 record.

I wouldn't be surprised if we saw multiple 49ers-Seahawks games in the NFC Championships over the next several years. Even the Rams might be able to get into the playoffs at some point in the next three years.


I must have missed something, but the Rams have lost their starting RB.  Their second string RB is good, but not at Jackson levels.  They also lost two of their starting receivers, and have ZERO depth there.  They may be able to get some defensive wins, but I think they will regress this year as Fisher builds "his" team.
 
2013-03-14 07:02:12 AM
Notice how nobody is saying "Tom Brady, just win the damn game."

Why? Because he never really does...
 
2013-03-14 07:16:05 AM

The Flexecutioner: sweet. i can now draft the guy in fantasy without betraying my "I will never own a Patriot EVER" mantra.  And Payton is still going to go to Decker who is NEVER covered.  Decker is what Welker was 7 years ago, a great sleeper 10th round guy.


If Decker is there in the 10th round the guys you play with are as dumb as you.
 
2013-03-14 07:17:35 AM

downtownkid: The Flexecutioner: sweet. i can now draft the guy in fantasy without betraying my "I will never own a Patriot EVER" mantra.  And Payton is still going to go to Decker who is NEVER covered.  Decker is what Welker was 7 years ago, a great sleeper 10th round guy.

If Decker is there in the 10th round the guys you play with are as dumb as you.


Yeah, that. I was pleased to get him with a late 4th rounder last year. No way he drops below 6th round at worst
 
2013-03-14 08:46:35 AM

Pfighting Polish: I saw this one before.

[www.clevelandskyline.com image 552x402]

It wasn't very good.


It was for me

/49ers fan
 
2013-03-14 09:03:13 AM

nvmac: The_Sponge: GAT_00: The 2014 NinersSeahawks-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

Now it is


Damn right.

LOL.

/that's hilarious
//everyone knows its going to be the Rams


As we're only good every other year, we're in the same conference and we've just shat a ton of players including SteveJax, I have to disagree :(
 
2013-03-14 09:04:13 AM
we're in the same conference I just got whooshed.
 
2013-03-14 09:08:59 AM

Fade2black: js34603: Fade2black: libranoelrose: Are they waiting on a funnier headline, or what? This is huge.

They were waiting for a more accurate headline, namely Seattle/Denver.

Yes yes let that hubris flow through you Seattle fans. Do you guys even watch the NFL? I have to assume not since you seem to be oblivious to how Super Bowl "favorites" have been doing for the last oh 15 years or so.

But hey keep clamoring for favorite status. Dream Team II in my opinion, I think Vince Young might even be available to back up Wilson for his inevitable knee injury this year.

I eat, breathe, live, and poo NFL.  It drives my wife nuts.  I have the NFL ticket.  I spend thousands on tickets...I spend 2k+ on fantasy and sports gambling.  I live the NFL.

All I will say is this:  We in Seattle, we don't get much to be excited about.  We don't make high free agency acquisitions.  Prince Fielder snubs us because of our park.  Josh Hamilton wanted 30 million more to come here.  Deion Branch washes out because he's 4' 9.  The 1 year our Sonics were greatness, we ran into the Michael Jordan buzzsaw.

It isn't hubris.  It isn't being a snob.  It's genuine excitement that for once in the past 20 year, we have a sports team in this town we can cheer and feel good about, with expectations that are through the roof.  That about sums it up.


Boy I can't wait to piss Sounders fans off with this quote.
 
2013-03-14 09:30:57 AM
It's still a team led by a 37-year old Peyton Manning.  Don't care if he does have a ring, he's still not someone any team should trust to get them all the way, especially at 37.  There's a reason that there's an entire website dedicated to the faces he makes when he fails.
 
2013-03-14 09:47:57 AM
Just keep telling yourselves that, Niners fans.
 
2013-03-14 10:11:23 AM

sephjnr: Seah


I'd much rather see the Rams succeed the the suck Niners.
Rams own them anyways.

Saw the game in Seattle last year. Rams have a tough and legit Defense.

/go hawks
 
2013-03-14 10:12:34 AM

Kenny B: [i306.photobucket.com image 576x324]


basemetal: A better throw and that's a catch.


Malcolm_Sex: He had no business even being that close to making the catch. If it had been anyone else throwing it he wouldn't of caught half as much shiat as he did.



Exactly. Brady choked both Super Bowls away.

/He chokes on much more
//Giselle is the ultimate beard
 
2013-03-14 10:14:58 AM

teto85: The 2014 Niners-Broncos Super Bowl is just about academic

It'll turn out the same as the last time they met in the Superb Owl.

As a commentator said about that game "...it was not as close as the score would indicate..."
But Harbaugh is not as "nice" as Seifert.  He won't put the third string in to play the 4th quarter.

//CSB:  The wife of a friend of mine worked in the 49er front office at that time and after the receivers and qbs had watched game film of the Broncos on the Tuesday after the NFC Championship game she heard Montana and Rice talking to Seifert on the way out of the video room, saying "Can we play them tomorrow, Coach?"  "Do we have to wait two whole weeks?"    The Niners were ready.  Looking forward to more Superb Owls like XXIV from the '9ers.


Another CSB: Us seattle fans were freaking out about Carolina in the 2005 NFC Title game. Mike Holmgren came onto a radio show here and was taking questions. We wouldnt know until years later when the DJ was recollecting off the air that when he asked Mike about Carolina because he had about 106 concerns, Mike said "Mitch...ill say this once, and only once. Don't worry about Carolina. We got this. Cya at the Super Bowl."
 
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