Danny Amendola is creating quite a stir at the Dallas Cowboys' mini-camp. Up first is an article that I missed on Thursday from DMN's Albert Breer, comparing Amendola to Welker:
While Captain Leach feels that Amendola is faster, Welker was/is quicker:
"They're both pretty gritty guys at key times," Leach said. "And they play with a high effort level and go full speed at all times."
I've never thought that Amendola is faster than Welker, but I'll say it again, the ability to get open, in space, is incredibly valuable. That's all that the Texas Tech offense is, adjusting to the defender and finding the open space (I know it's more than that, but you get the idea). This really bodes well for future Red Raiders.
So Amendola participates in one practice and he's already a bad-ass. From the DMN Cowboys Blog Breer says that Amendola shined at this first practice:
We're not quite done, next, per Rob Phillips of DallasCowboys.com, Amendola caught the attention of Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, having this to say about Amendola:
"He really runs routes well and he's got that quickness," Jones said. "He will be able to separate in the NFL. Of course a smaller, quicker guy has to separate to make a team and be productive."
Make sure and check out Fox34's coverage of Amendola as he stumbles a little through his first press conference. Funny stuff and some good footage from the Cowboys mini-camp.