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Thursday Night Football Recap: Patriots vs Jets

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The Patriots came firing right out of the gate with the perfect playcall on a deep pass to Vereen (aka the Jets forgot to cover him)

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Then everyone remembered Thursday games are a joke and there were 3 straight field goals. It was really boring so instead of recapping that I’m just gonna put this gif of Rex Ryan when the acid kicked in:

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Alright, back to the action with a vicious blindside hit

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And an equally vicious hit on Brady

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Jets have a chance to go ahead late in the game and decide it’s time to unleash Mike Vick

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Because why use one mediocre QB when you can use two?

Then we got Tommy Kaepernick throwing to Amendola for a ridiculous catch

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The Jets came back and ended up taking the lead for good with a miraculous last minute field goal (Just kidding, they’re the Jets so it was blocked)

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Rex Ryan Reaction

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Bill Belichick Reaction

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Robert Kraft: Silky Smooth

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Final: Patriots 27 vs Jets 25

 

 

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Danny Amendola Trade Rumors Surfacing

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So ProFootballTalk is reporting that The Patriots have “floated” Danny’s name in trade discussions. Now, I’d like to state that I am 100% Team Amendola. I think he’s a premium receiver that will pan out greatly this coming year with the Pats. However, I am completely on board with this move. This “news” probably means nothing, but if the Pats are serious about resigning Edelman then why not try to get something for Danny too? It’s clear that Belichick values both players pretty equally, so this scenario is a win-win. And if this doesn’t work out Edelman walks in free agency and we still have Danny. Fill him in that slot spot and move on.

Now allow me to take a look at this trade from a Boston media member’s eyes (looking at you, Shaughnessy): AMENDOLA IS INJURY PRONE. HE DOESN’T FIT THE PATRIOTS SYSTEM BECAUSE HE DIDN’T MATCH WELKER’S NUMBERS LAST YEAR. THE PATRIOTS DYNASTY IS OVER AND BELICHICK EATS PUPPIES ON OCCASION.

First of all, the “injury prone” label is nonsense. Let’s take a look at the Patriots current and former slot receivers for evidence of this: Edelman has constantly struggled with injuries but he was relatively healthy this year (only missed a few games). Welker isn’t considered injury prone because he only gets season ending injuries at the end of the year (ACL Tear and Concussions). So maybe it’s the slot receiver position more than the injury prone label. That’s why it pisses me off when Danny is called injury prone simply for the fact that his injuries happen at inconvenient times compared to other’s injuries.

Secondly, the only reason people say he doesn’t fit in the Pats’ system is because Edelman stepped up this year and limited his playing time. Amendola might be the better player, but Edelman was the RIGHT player at the time. You don’t fix something that isn’t broken. Danny was productive when Edelman was out and he’ll be productive if Edelman isn’t here next season.

End of rant I guess.