Pressure ratchets up a notch for Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski - Jim Rogash
New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 3/14/13
- Erik Scalavino analyzes the Amendola acquisition.
- PFW presents the 2012 Lighthouse Awards to recognize all that's worthy from the Patriots 2012-13 season.
- Danny Amendola (Twitter) "Blessed. Thankful. Excited to get to work. Go Pats."
- Christopher Price says the Patriots offense will look different in 2013, and looks at who will be under the most pressure now to produce.
- Mike Reiss considers life after Welker for the Patriots.
- Christopher Price looks at what's next on the Pats' list of priorities.
- Mike Reiss reports how the Patriots moved on quickly to Amendola, once they sensed a stalemate with Welker.
- Field Yates posts a scouting report on Danny Amendola.
- ESPN Stats & Information tells us three stats to know about Danny Amendola that emphasize how he compares to Wes Welker.
- Jeff Howe reports the Patriots chose the younger Danny Amendola over the durable and proven Wes Welker.
- Tom E. Curran explains why the Welker to Denver deal wasn't about the money so much as it was about the principle.
- Greg A. Bedard and Shalise Manza Young report on the loss of the most productive receiver in franchise history, as Wes Welker signs with the Broncos.
- Karen Guregian assumes Tom Brady cannot be happy, and assumes Tom Brady must have assumed Welker would be taken care of after his contract restructure.
- Ron Borges decries the lack of loyalty from the Patriots towards their players.
- Kirk Minihane believes that Belichick letting Wes Welker go is just indefensible.
- Tom E. Curran looks at the football reality of what a slot receiver is worth in the NFL.
- Obnoxious Boston Fan feels the Patriots dropped the ball in the Wes Welker for Danny Amendola swap.
- it's the Patriots who choked on this deal, and hints they're going back to the Reche Caldwell years. feels
- DJ Bean wonders if the Patriots still need to draft a wide receiver, after signing Amendola.
- Chad Finn writes it was a joy to watch Welker play for six seasons in New England. Yet in the end, the Patriots were fine with letting him elude them, too.
- Mike Rodak looks back to the lessons learned from 2006, an offseason that hit the team perhaps harder than any other.
- James Walker (ESPN) Pressure now on Gronkowski, Hernandez.
- Kerry J. Byrne (Cold Hard Football Facts) Buh-bye Wes Welker: 10 reasons New England Patriots made right move.
- Peter King (SI) Calculating Patriots got math wrong with Wes Welker.
- James Walker (ESPN) Amendola-Welker swap a mistake for Pats.
- Don Banks (SI) Not just leverage: Welker spurns Patriots, signs with Broncos.
- Will Brinson (CBS Sports) Wes Welker rode the Patriots Way right out of New England.
- Michael Silver (Yahoo! Sports) Tom Brady should feel burned by Patriots passing on Wes Welker for Danny Amendola.
- Joe Fortenbaugh (Nat'l Football Post) So long, New England.
- Chris Burke (SI) Wes Welker deal could shift balance of power in AFC.
- TribLive (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Losing star wideout Welker sends mixed messages.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Pats pay Amendola a lot more than they offered Welker.
- James Walker (ESPN) Hard-ball tactics cost Patriots Wes Welker.
- Mark Kiszla (Denver Post) Give John Elway credit for landing Wes Welker for Peyton Manning.
- Gary Myers (NY Daily News) Bill Belichick irks Tom Brady, helps NY Giants by letting Wes Welker head to Denver Broncos.
- Bart Hubbuch (NY Post) Welker, Amendola deals set market for Giants' Cruz.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Person close to Brady "enraged" Patriots let Welker go.
- Rob Rang (CBS Sports) 2013 NFL Draft: After striking quickly, Pats can focus on DBs.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) NFL Network apologizes for F-bombing Bill Belichcik.
- Tony Grossi (ESPN Cleveland) Here's why the Ryan Mallett-to-the-Browns rumors are not going away.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Leon Washington visiting the Patriots.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) All quiet on the Sean Smith front.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Market for pass rushers ends up being a disappointment.