Danny Amendola is doing all the right things during practice, at least, according to his teammates.
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was impressed with what he saw from Amendola during the Patriots’ first week of OTAs. Amendola was working heavily with Tom Brady during Tuesday’s practice, which was open to the media.
“I think Danny is going to do a great job. He looks good so far this year,” Hernandez said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, as transcribed by Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. “I think he’ll fill the role pretty well.”
Amendola was signed to a five-year, $31 million contract the same day Wes Welker signed on with the Broncos for two years and $12 million. Amendola is not concerned with comparisons to the former Patriots star, though.
“It’s not something I need to worry about,” Amendola said about Welker. “I’m worried about the playbook and getting the routes down and getting on the same page with my teammates. The good thing is I don’t have to worry about that stuff.”
No, that’s the fans’ and media’s job. And it will be tough not to draw comparisons between the two as the season starts.