Injury Risks Backfiring on Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in 2013

September 18, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” --Bill Belichick, Sept. 13
That was Belichick before the season opener telling the media a virtue he values in his players. Those words ring hollow now that WR Danny Amendola missed his first game as a Patriot with a groin injury. According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, Amendola could be out for up to six weeks.
Belichick should have seen this coming. Even if the comparison between Amendola and Wes Welker is handicapped to strike out Amendola’s 2011 season which he missed 15 games due to an ACL tear, Amendola still missed 8 games in four seasons to Welker’s three in nine seasons.
Unfortunately Amendola isn’t alone on the sideline. He was joined by rookie TE Zach Sudfeld who, while at the University of Nevada, suffered injuries that cost him all of 2008 and all but the season opener in 2011 as mentioned in his profile on the Wolfpack's official site.
TE Rob Gronkowski was ...

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