Video: Danny Amendola Fires Shots At Bill Belichick And The Patriots Coaching Staff

For the past two decades, the “Patriot Way.” has been the theme used to describe the team culture of the Patriots. It has been a combination of accountability and team first culture since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady joined the team back in 2000. But according to the way former fan favorite WR Danny Amendola sees it, it was all about Tom Brady.

Amendola appeared on FS1′s “First Things First” Monday to discuss the upcoming Super Bowl. When Amendola was asked if Bill Belichick will have trouble getting players to “buy-in” to the Patriot Way without Brady, Amendola fired a shot across the bow, and made certain that he won’t be returning to New England anytime soon.

“When you see the ‘Patriot Way’ in the dictionary, it’s gonna have Tom Brady’s name next to it,” Amendola said. “None of those coaches threw any passes. None of those coaches caught any passes. None of those coaches made any tackles. They got guys in the right position because they watched a lot of film and they spent all their time at the facility. But Tom Brady is the ‘Patriot Way.’ That’s the reason why Tom Brady’s in the Super Bowl right now and the Patriots aren’t.”