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Danny Amendola's helping the rookies learn the Patriots playbook

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Danny Amendola may not be participating in New England's OTAs or minicamp, but he's been behind the scenes getting the Patriots rookie class up to speed.

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The Patriots went through a Monty-Python-Black-Knight string of injuries last season, which means a lot of big-name players haven't been on the field during OTAs and minicamp.  Coach Belichick will tell you they've been "doing other things", and if you're Danny Amendola, now we know that he's been working on whipping this year's group of rookies and newbies into shape.

CSNNE's Phil Perry caught up with Amendola before Danny's Celebrity Waiter Night fundraiser, and here's what he had to say about helping the team's new additions master the playbook:

"I do all I can to help them in any way, whether it be showing them how to run a route, or a concept of what Tom might be thinking, or just what I've learned over the last couple of years myself."

"They have a good idea of what to expect, and they've been doing a great job."

Perry also wrote that Danny says it's "difficult" to sit out, but after offseason knee and ankle surgeries, hey, that's how it goes.

And if you're thinking, "Geez, how complicated could it possibly be, these guys are pro football players!", check out this picture USA Today came out with of Tom Brady's play-calling wristband and how their play-calling works, and try to keep up.

After Amendola took a monster pay cut to stay in New England and chase another Super Bowl ring, it's no surprise that he's already trying to help the other receivers get on board.