Danny Amendola says Bill Belichick the GM 'wore him the wrong way'

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Amendola says Belichick the GM 'wore him the wrong way' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Danny Amendola has had plenty to say this week about his time with Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. He added some context to his recent controversial comments Tuesday.

Amendola seemed to take a shot at Belichick on Monday when he said Tom Brady, not Belichick or any of the coaches, represented the real "Patriot Way." That led to plenty of speculation about the ex-Patriots wide receiver having an ax to grind with his former head coach.

He explained to FOX Sports' Colin Cowherd what bothered him about his time playing for Belichick.

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"The fact that [Belichick] 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 finger kind of wore me the wrong way," Amendola said. "So I felt like it was in the best interest for me to move on."

While Belichick the GM wasn't fun to deal with, Amendola wants to clarify that Belichick the coach was a different story.

"I'm definitely not anti-Bill, man. I love what he's done and how he approaches the game as a head coach," he said. "Again, business is business and I learned from Bill you've got to 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 then you can go somewhere else and help provide for your family then that's what you gotta do."

Amendola won two Super Bowls and played in another during his five-year tenure with the Patriots. The 35-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason after one season with the Miami Dolphins and two with the Detroit Lions.