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He may not be the biggest or the fastest, but New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has proved to be reliable when it counts the most.

A great example of his effective production came back in February, when he helped the Patriots pull off the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history. Amendola was a factor in a key fourth down conversion, a touchdown and game-tying two-point attempt.

A recent graphic posted by Pro Football Focus puts into perspective just how effective the 31-year-old receiver can be.


Amendola is tied for second with Pierre Garcon for the lowest drop rate (3.7%) of catchable passes for wide receivers since 2015. Mohamed Sanu comes in at first with 2.8%, while Larry Fitzgerald and Doug Baldwin are tied for third with 3.8%.

Over the last two seasons, Amendola accounted for 133 targets, while catching 105 for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns. Of the non-catches, only five were considered “catchable.”

Stepping up to “do your job” in big situations is what the Patriots value most, and Danny Amendola has continued to prove his reliability and trustworthiness.
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Megan Carnahan 6/14/2017 02:40:00 PM Edit
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