Fangio calls Rams' Amendola one of NFL's best slot receivers
I don't think it changes what they are gonna do is dramatically. You know because they had a good -- to replace him with and Steve -- the -- was with the Giants and Eagles in this past. And he was a good slot receiver to what it does do is it improves their the quality of their receivers. Amendola is by far. One of his favorite guys and throw -- he's their slot receiver when they go to three wide receivers. He's really good slot receiver very similar to Wes Welker. A real quick real -- tough you know runs and runs good so. Just puts another good receiver out there but I don't think it changed their scheme. I do I mean I think Carlos is just kind of referred to this guy's a damn good slot. And you know and I think that's what it meant generally in this guy is he's one of the top slots in the league. Quickness. Toughness and good feel for running routes where there were the defenders are you know there's a lot of option -- through slot. We're in that for the quarterback -- quarterback has confidence in you. He's got all that. You can at times you can obviously you can double the option route in trying to take it away but. There's always -- cost that goes with that and then that your. -- went up other guys to stop one guy. While Chris has done a good job for us you know since the days got here he's made progress -- improved from. Last year to this year and he keeps improvement. You know we have high hopes for him and expect him to continue playing well. Well now. Well he's got good throwing arm throws them. Deep and intermediate balls very well think he's got pretty good command of their offense for being his first year and it. He's got deceiving speed when he does decide to pull it down and run he can run. I just think he's a pretty polished quarterback -- always heard them hurt. And then threw a couple systems there. I think he's doing well for where he's at in his development. -- second and third options are. And making a quick decision in reading your coverage in. Throwing it to where the coverage dictates it should be thrown. So yeah I see his decision making. The end. Being good. I think he's worried probably should be you know in light of this in his third year in that system. It's his first year but he's played through you know is this his third year NFL football. Played at a high level football in Oklahoma in the passing offense. I think he's probably -- should be. Except that he's not in this our bench for three years. That's more you know I think its roots stem from the -- and the easy but I'm Corey offense from years ago that. You know guys like Norv Turner still run and I think those are the roots of this offense. Sometimes you do it's it's stage day Crockett and then we have. Mike Thomas is DB does it and that turned Robinson they do it too and they do good jobs they get to see the film. And they know how to -- them run their routes -- to those four guys are -- the guys that gives you look at them and doing a good job. Well what I see first and foremost was asked when after watching some film is when was this how they get this guy I've found that he was -- seventh round pick. That told me that 32 teams including the Rams missed on him because he's definitely more talented than the seventh round pick. So I don't know what his college background wasn't. Why he lasted that long that this guys is talented back he's not -- the big sides sides of of this politicized. -- runs well he's quick. He's fast and on contact he brings a little bit. Good pop to him that too and think for guys under 200 pounds so I've been very -- them and they have been too because. He's -- getting more more playing time. Round. I think it does I think it helps them. Understand. A receivers perspective in running routes. And it you know what's. The more you understand what the offense is doing your defense of players the better off you -- Neither one of them mark has a future as a receiver. That if that's what you're alluding to. I don't know that there's significant. But. He's made little strides in all areas and again -- said before little strides. And a lot of areas the Eagles a big difference you know so. You're right he played well first last year I think -- you play better this year is it what any one thing -- -- you know I think he's doing. Everything a little bit better. And that's saying a lot because he was a Pro Bowl safety force last year. Absolutely you know he played you know he didn't start. Fact he -- even active I don't think our first two games last year. Then played some of our third game and then from that point on the you know I was in there every play. And you know so we missed a lot of training camp. And now you get a thousand plays last year you get a full offseason to get although he won here in the offseason what you get a full training camp. And now you're in the 500 more plays this year already. Just our stat up things makes sense you play a little bit faster you understand his morbid command what we want. There are options in our defense. And reads a little different guys the way he's always played safety and that's -- you've got tremendous instincts and a great feel for the ball great tremendous ball skills. But and that's you know one of the best safeties in this air the last 1015 years -- for sure about. You know John I think is right up there what.
Vic Fangio offers high praise for Danny Amendola, Chris Culliver and Dashon Goldson.