BOSTON (CBS) – The Mothership reconnected to 98.5 The Sports Hub on Tuesday afternoon, as Damon Amendolara joined Felger & Mazz on Radio Row in New York.
Amendolara, is no stranger to Patriots fans, and while he understands how much the team overachieved in 2013 given the their injury situation, there still should be some criticism thrown Bill Belichick’s way for putting the best offense he could around quarterback Tom Brady.
“Personally for me, the way I saw this Patriots season, they overachieved because of the injuries but bigger picture you have to criticize them because you only have a limited of chances with Tom Brady,” said Amendolara. “They should be held to the fire for not spending money to help that offense more.”
Amendolara said letting Wes Welker leave in free agency was a big mistake, and something Belichick made personal. It was evident that Welker is still getting to Bill when the head coach called out his former receiver for his hit on Aqib Talib in the AFC Championship game.
“It was so obvious that he made it personal. He made that situation personal, and to me, isn’t that what has made Belichick so successful? It’s always about business. He has never gone out of his way to criticize an opposing player,” said DA. “After that game, he singled out Wes Welker and made it way bigger than the actual game itself.”
“To me, you have to move on. The Welker thing happened almost a year ago. Why are you hanging on to this?”
“When you have an opportunity to help out your Hall Of Fame quarterback, you have to swallow your pride,” he said. “People will say Welker had a few key drops, but watching him every Sunday he had way more third down catches than big drops.”
“You have to win right now, and they didn’t go the extra mile because Bill made it personal with Wes.”