Monday’s tragedy in Boston saw an outpouring of gracious acts in the wake of sadness. One of those acts came from former Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, who made a pledge on Twitter to support the victims of the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
I will DONATE $100 for EVERY pass I catch next season to whatever “Boston Marathon Relief Fund” there is. And $200 for any dropped pass.
— Danny Amendola (@DannyAmendola) April 16, 2013
The record for receptions in a season is 143 (Marvin Harrison, 2002). Even if Amendola matches this feat, his new five-year deal worth $28.5 million with the Patriots should provide some cushion. Nevertheless, it’s a noble announcement. The real kicker here is his last statement, in which Amendola states that double will be donated for dropped passes.
Another kind gesture? Absolutely.
As an aside, this sets up quite nicely for Amendola, who has big (tiny) shoes to fill in Boston with the departure of Wes Welker. A dropped pass by Amendola may insight cheers instead of jeers this season. That’s brilliant.
While the world rightfully applauded Amendola for his kind gesture, Mizzou wide receiver used it as an opportunity to network.
TJ Moe was a slot receiver for Mizzou and is entering the NFL Draft this year. He draws strong comparisons to Wes Welker and Danny Amendola thanks to his versatility, size and whiteness.
But there has to be other ways to connect with personal mentors. Send an email, have your athletic director reach out to Patriots PR. Something, anything other than responding to a tweet about a Boston Marathon Relief Fund.