The New England Patriots lost wide receiver Wes Welker to the Denver Broncos and replaced him with St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola. His injury problems popped up again and he appeared in only 12 games.
Despite that there was the whole process of learning a new offensive system last offseason. In his second training camp with the Patriots, Amendola is feeling more comfortable and said the learning curve isn’t as big as it was last year.
“I feel comfortable,” Amendola said, via the Boston Globe. “It’s different. A year under your belt in a new system, in a new place, in a new organization, it’s kind of like when a rookie comes in for the first time and tries to learn the offense. It might be difficult at times, but that second year that learning curve is much less. I feel very comfortable right now. I’m just trying to come out here and work.”
You’d certainly hope the learning curve to be less in his second season. Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards in 2013, a long ways away from the production of Welker.