Just a couple of hours ago I reported the Denver Broncos signed WR Wes Welker to a 4-year deal. That move alone will really add a nice piece to the puzzle and it will be interesting to see what sort of scheme Manning and Welker go with and what sort of chemistry they can develop. Something tells me they’ll get off to a quick start, since Welker’s going from one perfectionist QB to another.
The New England Patriots responded to the loss of Welker by signing former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola. Amendola is of similar stature and skill set as Wes Welker for a 5-year $31 million deal with $10 million guaranteed. It’s a slightly longer and bigger deal than Welker got, but Amendola is a few years younger. He had 63 rec, a devilish 666 yards, and 3 TDs last year while fighting through a shoulder injury.
Don’t be too surprised if neither receiver misses a beat due to the extraordinary circumstances of having 2 future Hall of Fame quarterbacks to throw them the ball.
Meanwhile in Music City, former New York Jets RB Shonn Grenne signed aboard with a 3-yr $10 million deal, with $5 million guaranteed. The Jets have given up on him, but the Titans look to use him as the thunder part of a thunder-and-lightning style attack with CJ2K obviously being the fast one. It’ll help a LOT with the workload with Chris Johnson’s slight 197-pound build and provide more power for short yardage and goal line situations by using Greene.
For Tennessee, it’s a move to try to put QB Jake Locker in the best possible position to succeed and typical of a young team. What you do is get your QB and protection, then add pieces around him to fit your offense and the Titans clearly can use a power-style running back.
It’s what they just got. Greene’s skill set isn’t very broad and perhaps a bit more can be coached out of him, but it’s an ideal 1-2 or 1-3 carries ratio with CJ2k getting the greater number.
Perhaps it takes a little of the sting out of losing TE Jared Cook to former Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher’s Rams.