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Ex-Patriots Player on Why He Left Team: 'I Was Tired of Taking Pay Cuts'

Colin Cowherd: “You left New England. You got tired of it and it wore you out. They ask you constantly to sacrifice money, and sacrifice ‘individualism’… When you left there, were you worn out a little bit with New England?”

Danny Amendola: “I was a huge fan of Bill and the way he coached, his tactics, and what he did to prepare us for the game. I loved playing for Bill, and in a lot of cases, it was the same reason why I went to Detroit and got to play for Coach Patricia. The fact that he also wore the GM hat and I had to negotiate my contract with him three years in a row by myself, and take pay cuts to help him, and put rings on his fingers kind of wore me the wrong way, so I felt like it was in my best interests to move on… I’m definitely not anti-Bill and love how he approaches the game as a head coach. Again, business is business and learned from Bill that you gotta do business as business is being done, and if he wants to cut your pay in half and you can get more on the street, and you can go somewhere else to help provide for your family, then that’s what you gotta do. I feel like that’s the same reason why Tom is out of New England.” (Full Interview Above)

Listen to former New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola join The Herd to discuss his five seasons with Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and the Patriots from 2013-2017, and explain why the reason he ultimately left one of the greatest dynasties in sports history is the same as why Brady bolted.

Check out the video above as Amendola details the highs and lows of being a New England Patriots player under Coach Belichick.

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