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Danny Amendola on signing with Dolphins: 'I wanted to go play for a good coach and a good team in a good city'

Ryan Hannable
April 17, 2018 - 1:42 pm

Over the weekend, in an interview with ESPN's Mike Reiss, Danny Amendola had a lot of things to say relating to the Patriots.

Amendola said the Patriots didn't come close to what the Dolphins offered him in free agency, no one has been given an answer as to why Malcolm Butler didn't play in Super Bowl LII and he also admitted how grueling it is to play for Bill Belichick.

The 32-year-old spoke to the media in Miami for the first time on Tuesday and didn't seem to be in a mood to expand on his comments from over the weekend.

“I am just focused on the Miami Dolphins and trying to get better every day here, in OTA’s,” Amendola said to reporters. “And focused on forming a bond with my teammates here. And really focused on the future.”

Amendola said he's looking forward to getting to work with his new team.

“I’m excited,” Amendola said. “I’m excited to get out there and play football. That’s what I like to focus on. And obviously there is a business aspect to this game. And sometimes it works out for you and sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve been on both ends. And I try to keep it consistent with trying to play good football and be there for my teammates.”

The wide out didn't seem to want to speak about Belichick, but did offer praise for his new coach Adam Gase.

“He’s a great coach,” Amendola said. “Obviously he’s been in the league for a long time. He’s been doing some great things. Just being here for a few days I can tell that these guys really respond to him. And they play hard for him.”

Now with the Dolphins, he will face the Patriots twice next season, but he said that didn't factor into his decision to sign there.

“Not really,” Amendola said. “I wanted to go play for a good coach and a good team in a good city. And here I am.”

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