Tom Brady: Hopefully Josh Gordon works hard, puts team first, finds a role

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Tom Brady is used to the carousel of receivers in New England. The Patriots’ trade for Josh Gordon and the departure of Corey Coleman makes 28 transactions at the position just this year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Gordon, 27, arrives after finally wearing out his welcome in Cleveland.

In the season opener this season, Gordon made only one catch for 17 yards. He had 180 catches for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns in 41 career games for the Browns.

“Well, we’ve had quite a few roster moves the first couple of weeks of the season with receiver,” Brady said on Westwood One Radio, via Ryan Hannable of WEEI. “I am going to do what I have done the last couple of weeks and just try and work with whoever is there, and see if they can come in and make an impact and make a role on this team. It is really up to the individual what kind of role they can carve out for themselves. That is kind of how I feel.

“I am not making — I hate to make projections and expectations. That’s not fair and I have never met Josh personally, just like I hadn’t met some of the guys who have come in the last couple of weeks. We’ll see how it goes this week. Hopefully he can work hard, put the team first and end up helping us in any role he can find for himself on the team.”

Brady, 41, was asked how long it takes to develop trust with a receiver.

“It depends. It is play-by-play, day-by-day, week-by-week, and you can’t skip steps,” he said. “I always think trust is whatever wide receiver is out there. You tell them to run a certain route, and they run it the way you talked about. The ball is thrown; it’s caught; it’s a positive play, and then you do it again. If it is a flip of the coin and 50/50, sometimes it is right; sometimes it’s wrong. I mean, nobody can really depend on that. Coaches don’t want to see that; the players don’t want to see that.

“You want to know that the guys you are lining up next to that they’ve got it. They’ve got their assignment; they’ve got their responsibility taken care of. That frees you up to think about what your responsibilities are. If you are worried about this guy, that guy, this or that, it just takes away from what your focus needs to be as an individual. Everybody wants good teammates that can focus on as an individual what they have to do in order to help the team. If you can get 11 guys to focus on just what their job is because they trust the people next to them, I think that is what makes great offense.”

The Patriots passed for only 220 yards in Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars. Only three wideouts caught passes with Phillip Dorsett catching five for 44, Chris Hogan three for 42 and Cordarrelle Patterson three for 18.

129 responses to “Tom Brady: Hopefully Josh Gordon works hard, puts team first, finds a role

  1. Well Tom, next week you play the lions and Patricia’s defense. Giving up 39 pts per game so far this year. I think you’ll find some teammates you can “trust”.

  2. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    *************************************************************

    What he said was actually well said….and he has a nasty habit of MAKING you care about his play, every time he shows up, which is A LOT.

  3. His first job should be on special teams, both coverage and return teams. Start at the bottom and prove yourself. As someone from NE ohio, I like Josh Gordon. Yet he let us down time and time again. I hope he finds success.

  4. It sounds like Brady is not a fan of the 50/50 ball and will want this guy running crisp timing routes. This might take a while for Gordon to be fully productive, but I’m sure there are some plays he can run right off the bat. If they take it slow, my guess is he explodes after Thanksgiving, after their bye week when they have a little extra time to work on things.

  5. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

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    Pocket passers own the lion’s share of championships in NFL history. Go ahead and hype up the next laughable “dual threat” QB that continues to carry his team to irrelevance. I mean, what non-statue has done anything? Rodgers and Young with one ring a piece? Not great considering the mile long list of dual threat losers …

  6. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

    ————

    Let me guess…..Bills fan?

  7. LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    ________________________________________

    I’ll take boring and superbowls over exciting and losing every day…. twice on Sunday.

  8. The most likely scenario is that Josh Gordon is not nearly the player he was in 2013, and, even if he does toe the line and show up on time, he probably never sees the field for NE.

    But I might be wrong, and it was worth a risk of dropping down about 35 spots in the late rounds of the 2019 draft to find out.

  9. Translation:
    Dear NFL, PLEASE resume rigging games for us like you did to get us into the Superbowl last year, where we got worked by a backup.

    Getting embarrassed by Blake Bortles proved we cannot win games on merit and cannot compete with any good team on an even playing field.

    Also, let us cheat again please.

  10. Pretty much all he can say in a situation like this. Hopefully Gordon realizes this is pretty much it if he can’t do his job in New England. He might eke out another year or two with some bottom feeder at best.

  11. Funny after loses this weekend Both eagles and pats make Desperation moves! Lmao! Neither for either team is ready nor will be the answer! Period!

  12. I’ll be surprised if Gordon lasts a month. He’ll either fail a drug test or miss a meeting and will be cut.

  13. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

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    everyone cares about Brady. You seemingly more than most.

  14. So you act like a total tool for the team that believed in you and supported you and then you get traded to a Championship contender. This is everything that’s wrong with the NFL and the Cleveland Browns. How stupid can you possible be? A conditional 5th round pick? I would have let him rot despite him being on all of my fantasy teams.

  15. Absolutely awesome!!! Hopefully he can get on the grind and turn his career around. Josh Gordon just needs smoke in the off-season like Legarrette Blount, I remember before the Seahawks Super Bowl two weeks before they played he did a send off and he came in the building with his entourage stinkin like mean green hahaha so just be smart about it man! Let’s go Pats!!!

  16. I always wish those struggling with their demons well. Everyone deserves a 2nd chance, however Josh has been to rehab 5 times. Wish him well, but the original report said that ” he was not himself Saturday morning ” That leads me to believe that he is only a non-wisinator pee test from a lifetime ban.

  17. It would be interesting to know if there is a deadline for clubs signing new players that have been cut off other teams. I’m guessing that if this doesn’t work out, the Patriots won’t want to just cut him and allow him to sign with another team that they may face in the playoffs (if he is not suspended). He doesn’t have four pension credited seasons under his belt so he would not pass through waivers, and could sign with any team at that point, unless there was a cutoff date. I would think they would try to make it work until that cutoff, or until it was too late for a competitor to integrate him into their team, in the absence of a cutoff date. Just wondering about the ramifications of it possibly not working out….

  18. Thinking it’s possible that this reclamation project is more likely to bust than bloom. I know that the Pats think they can manage problem children, but this one is different. I’ll be truly impressed if they can turn him around and help him realize his potential.

  19. harrisonhits2 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    Hopefully Gordon realizes this is pretty much it if he can’t do his job in New England. He might eke out another year or two with some bottom feeder at best.
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    The same can be said for Corey Coleman. But after being cut by NE and Buffalo, I think Corey is about to become Manziels 4th string receiver in Canada.

  20. .
    Yeah exactly what the Giants did 18-1. Blitz for SB loss and belicheck no hand shake walk off…
    The rest of the league didnt…

    patriotwayrules says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:23 pm

    BLITZ FOR SIX !! ITS ON PATS NATION!!

  21. Gordon is the best receiver on the patriots…Hogan, Edelmen, and Birkhead are bums…
    – J Ramsay

  22. fcoprado says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Sounds like he’s desperate for help.And I don’t blame him after the Jags spanked them.
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    Aww you trolls are so cute. Sounds like he wants to WIN

  23. What does it say about Dez Bryant that teams would rather give away draft picks for a deeply troubled receiver who is one slip up away from an indefinite suspension or lifetime ban than get Dez in the locker room for free?

  24. NoFunLeague says:
    September 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm

    What does it say about Dez Bryant that teams would rather give away draft picks for a deeply troubled receiver who is one slip up away from an indefinite suspension or lifetime ban than get Dez in the locker room for free?
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    Dez Bryant was asking for $5 million in salary, so I think your character cauterization of him being “free” is not very accurate.

  25. .
    It’s fashionable to slam Blake Bortles, but if you witnessed the last two times he has played against the Patriots, he’s been outstanding. Yesterday his decision making and execution were near flawless. Why not give him his due?
    .

  26. billshatnerstoupee says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    ^^Because NE fans aren’t capable of giving any other QB’s any praise.
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    Where does this drivel come from?

  27. Isn’t weed legal in Boston? Lol Smokey Gordon is about to pull a Vontae and retire during Dictator Bill’s halftime screaming.

  28. I am not surprised that Gordon was cut after complaining about his hamstring; it was his way out of Cleveland. He’s now able to play in NE. And he will play well to get a new contract for several million per year. Then he’ll feel justified.

  29. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

    But yet you took the time to click on the article and type a lame comment

    Can you tell us all those GREAT non pocket passers that have won multiple SB , you know like Cam Newton. Oh wait…

  30. Even I don’t think this will work. But low risk, high reward.

    Moss and Ocho Cinco had their issues, but at least they could get on the field with the teams they played on before coming to the Patriots.

    If B.B. can make this work and Gordon becomes the next Moss…it might be his ultimate masterpiece.

  31. bspurloc says:
    September 17, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    .
    Yeah exactly what the Giants did 18-1. Blitz for SB loss and belicheck no hand shake walk off…

    ————-
    Total lie. Belichick dashed onto the field with one second left on the clock, but it was specifically so he could beat the postgame rush and shake Coughlin’s hand. They worked together under Parcells, so there’s nothing but mutual respect between them. You forgot?

  32. I guess putting all the love of our teams and this game aside for the moment, yes I agree, I hope Josh Gordon pulls it all together. Why shouldn’t we want that more than anything? Best for him and best for all who love this guy. Football is great, but it’s still a game and what happens to the individuals in the game is just as important. Edelman by the way is not a bum!

  33. ACT 1 SCENE 1, INT PATRIOTS LOCKER ROOM DAY

    TOM BRADY: HEY, WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THAT WR YOU PLAYED WITH IN CLEVELAND WHO WAS DRUNK EVERY GAME AND RAN THE WRONG ROUTES MAKING THE BROWNS BENCH YOU FOR JOHNNY MANZIEL?

    BRIAN HOYER: JOSH GORDON, WHY?

    TOM BRADY: HOODIE JUST TRADED FOR HIM

    A STRONG REACTION REACHES HOYER’S FACE, HE STUMBLES, REACHES FOR SOMETHING TO GRAB ONTO BUT NOTHING IS THERE. WE HEAR A LOUD CRASHING SOUND AS THE SCENE FADES TO BLACK…

  34. Pats fanboys would be roasting the other AFC East teams if the got Gordon. I can’t wait to hear their excuses when this druggie gets cut by BB

  35. calizcowboyz says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Funny after loses this weekend Both eagles and pats make Desperation moves! Lmao! Neither for either team is ready nor will be the answer! Period!

    ————–

    Please stop posting until you learn how to say something intelligent. You are an embarrassment to us Cowboys fans…

    On topic, this low risk move is so typical of a true genius GM – will be interesting to see how it works out…

  36. He better work hard getting to know the paid off refs and how much to send them for Christmas.

  37. I read above that “Gordon is immoral” because of addiction.

    I had cancer and everyone was up my ass with support and sympathy.
    But if I was an alcoholic it’s my own fault? I guess there’s no such thing as individual differences in brain chemistry that cause differences in an individual’s susceptibility to addiction. Yeah, don’t feel bad for addicts, it’s all their fault. Scorn them and shame them.

  38. walker1191 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:59 pm
    billshatnerstoupee says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    ^^Because NE fans aren’t capable of giving any other QB’s any praise.
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    Where does this drivel come from?

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    12 year old Bills fans.

  39. TREMENDOUS news for the back to back AFC and soon to be 6 time World Champion Patriots and their superior fans!

    🙂

  40. billshatnerstoupee says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    ^^Because NE fans aren’t capable of giving any other QB’s any praise.

    ——
    Because some non NE fans can’t read very well apparently. 🙂

  41. lanman11 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm
    It sounds like Brady is not a fan of the 50/50 ball and will want this guy running crisp timing routes. This might take a while for Gordon to be fully productive, but I’m sure there are some plays he can run right off the bat. If they take it slow, my guess is he explodes after Thanksgiving, after their bye week when they have a little extra time to work on things.

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    I think learning the playbook might be a few weeks. But he can help right away by making defenses chase him down the field. And if they dont then sure Brady can hit him if hes that open. I have no concerns about Gordon being able to be not just useful but a major force on the field. But I do gave significant concerns about him adjusting into the heavily regimented Patriots culture. Work hard every day, no bad days allowed. Show up on time every time, no exceptions. He has sounded like somone that has never grasped the importance of the word ‘every’. And I do think hus leash will be the shortest he has yet ever had in his life. On the flip side, the Oats are good about getting players what they need andIm sure they will put some help around Gordon. He will start by living in the luxury hotel right there in the stadium complex Im sure. At this point I am but a spectator so I spectate.

  42. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

    ——
    How have the “exciting” Tebow and Kaepernivk and RG3 worked out for ya?

    🙂

  43. 6ball says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:11 pm
    It’s fashionable to slam Blake Bortles, but if you witnessed the last two times he has played against the Patriots, he’s been outstanding. Yesterday his decision making and execution were near flawless. Why not give him his due?

    billshatnerstoupee says:
    September 17, 2018 at 11:20 pm
    ^^Because NE fans aren’t capable of giving any other QB’s any praise.

    ———————
    If you read the comments its not NE fans dumping on Bortles. Its NE haters who are denigrading Bortles so they can then make fun of the Patriots for getting beaten by him. They do it with Foles too.

  44. blogatron2000 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm
    Thinking it’s possible that this reclamation project is more likely to bust than bloom. I

    —-
    If he does then the Patriots let him walk and get a comp pick back and the cost to them ends up almost zilch. When you have an opportunity to get a talent like this guy at minimal cost you take it every single time.

    I don’t expect Moss 2.0 but I think he will surprise the league. 🙂

  45. harryshavik says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:30 pm
    GOAT wisdom.

    Isn’t even the best in this time. Team might be pretty good, but he is not the best QB of this time. And to compare him to eras when people could actually hit QBs? Puhleeezzzz

    That said there is nothing wrong with what he said. I hope the best for Josh but the Browns did more than other organizations should have or would have, and still he apparently shows up on Saturday out of sorts. It’s called addiction, and there is no Patriots Way or any other team’s way that is going to change that. This isn’t a football question. It’s a mental and physiological one.

  46. I remember that Gordon and Hoyer(Pats Backup QB) didn’t get along well in Cleveland. I’m wondering if Brady’s comments are based on his coversations with Hoyer?

  47. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:32 pm
    Remember when the chiefs beat the Pats?? Rememberthe Pats winning the Super Bowl that year??? I do!!
    ———————
    I remember that too but last season it ended differently for the Patriots. Keep hanging onto those “good ol days” old timer.

  48. calizcowboyz says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm
    Funny after loses this weekend Both eagles and pats make Desperation moves! Lmao! Neither for either team is ready nor will be the answer! Period!

    ————-

    The Cowboys have been in desperation mode since the mid-90s

    And there is no end in sight

  49. Gordon has played about 5 games in the last five years, if anyone can turn him around it will be BB. But the addict has to want to change, so far he has shown no indication of that.

  50. Haha. Why do people think Bill Belichick is a life coach? Gordon is an addict and his issues have nothing to do with football or the team he is on. Some delusional people in NE.

  51. It sounds like “Brady is not a fan of the 50/50 ball”..umm…do you even watch football.If so,how many times have you seen a wr so wide open that even you could complete the throw?Gordon is not just a go route WR and he is not a player that just came back from a year long suspension(he took last year off to get his life right..voluntarily).

    Kudos to the jaguars winning the 2nd game of the year..whoop whoop…goin to the superbowl.Keep things in perspective people.Like this was a desperation move…not.Its not like the Patriots gave up a 1st round pick for bradford.If it works..great…if not..explain to me what it cost them??

  52. bigbenisabigbaby says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:13 am
    Haha. Why do people think Bill Belichick is a life coach? Gordon is an addict and his issues have nothing to do with football or the team he is on. Some delusional people in NE.
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    He’s not a life coach but there is nobody better at stopping a media circus and keeping the team focused on football. 🙂

  53. I hope Gordon outshines Moss-2007 and Brady throws for 6000 yards.

    So the rest of the League can learn once and for all;

    NEVER DEAL WITH THE EMPIRE!!!!!!

    How dumb are you?? Ultima-fail!!

  54. TruFBFan says:
    September 18, 2018 at 8:34 am
    harryshavik says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:30 pm
    GOAT wisdom.

    Isn’t even the best in this time. Team might be pretty good, but he is not the best QB of this time. And to compare him to eras when people could actually hit QBs? Puhleeezzzz

    ——
    Brady is the best of this era and any era. 🙂

    I’m sure he would have done great in the days where the most complicated play in the playbook was deep post right. 🙂 Other players have spoken for Brady’s toughness so he would have been fine in the days of slower and smaller athletes on defense.

    🙂

  55. boiler72 says:

    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    —————————————————————————-

    Yup that super bowl #51 comeback and overtime was a real sleep fest…. You know nothing about the game or QB position. It is a shame that you sleep through the best games of the last 19 years………

  56. crush22 says:

    September 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Waste of a 5th round pick.
    Suspension coming in 3…2…1…
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    Know your facts…………… Josh has to play or be on the roster 10 games BEFORE the pick kicks in… called CONDICTIONAL PICK

  57. boiler72 says:

    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    ———————
    You can have the flashy guys like Vick, Cam and the runners.

    Give me the pro style QBs that wins super bowls. lol

    You’re a child. lol

  58. Dan Patrick: Who is the toughest QB you ever faced?
    Justin Tuck: Brady by far. We kept hitting him harder and harder and we couldn’t believe he kept getting back up.

    Michael Bennett: Brady takes his hits like a real man and he’ll get up and pat you on the back and say good hit.

    Von Miller: Tom Brady is great. He’s been great for a long time. Anybody that hates on him is just a hater. Because there’s nothing that you can hate on Tom Brady about. He’s battled through injury, he’s fought through adversity on the football field and off the football field, he’s done everything the right way, he’s playing as long as anybody can play, he’s taking care of his body, and he’s winning championships at the same time. So if you’re hating on him, you’re just a hater. And shame on you.

    DeMarcus Ware: In the AFC Championship Game a couple of years ago, we sacked Tom four times and we hit him 20 times. Twenty. Times. The thing was, every time we hit him, he got back up. We hit Tom more times than any quarterback had been hit in any game that season, and he still had his team a two-point conversion away from tying the game late in the fourth quarter. The dude is relentless. Everybody knows what Tom Brady can do with the football. He has great arm strength. He’s accurate. He throws a great deep ball.
    But he can also take a hit. Like…20 of them.

    —–
    I’ll take the word of 4 greats who physically beat the crap out of Brady on the field over Patriot Hater who only knows toughness by how difficult it is to stuff a double chili cheese dog in their grill while watching a game. Yup. 😀

    All hail the GOAT Tom Brady! GOAT. And one of the toughest the sport has ever seen. 🙂

  59. “If one seeks to troll but is merely trolled in turn, one must be a Steelers fan.” — Archimedes, 265 B.C.

  60. rideforjesus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:39 am
    crush22 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:29 am
    Waste of a 5th round pick.
    Suspension coming in 3…2…1…
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    Know your facts…………… Josh has to play or be on the roster 10 games BEFORE the pick kicks in… called CONDICTIONAL PICK

    —-
    Yes and the worst that can happen is Gordon doesn’t work out and the Pats move down a few slots in the draft.

    You take that chance on a guy like this. Every. Single. Time. It’s really not that difficult to grasp.

  61. grant35 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:17 am
    Pats fanboys would be roasting the other AFC East teams if the got Gordon. I can’t wait to hear their excuses when this druggie gets cut by BB

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    Probably. The roasting would be well deserved as they don’t have the QBs that can exploit Gordon’s talents.

    On the flip side you’d be thumping your chest if your team got him so there’s that. 🙂

  62. belichickdominatedjoemontana says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:00 am
    Even I don’t think this will work. But low risk, high reward.
    Moss and Ocho Cinco had their issues, but at least they could get on the field with the teams they played on before coming to the Patriots.
    If B.B. can make this work and Gordon becomes the next Moss…it might be his ultimate masterpiece.

    ———
    Ocho was easy to like and I wanted him to succeed… unfortunately his time here exposed him as more of a freelancer and not smart enough or attentive enough to pick up and learn a structured playbook.

  63. fcoprado says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:24 pm
    Sounds like he’s desperate for help.And I don’t blame him after the Jags spanked them.

    ————
    Where do you see desperation? Even if NE had won big in both their first two games. Even if they were the odds on favorite to represent in the SB this year (oh wait, aren’t they still?), even if no other team in the AFC was rising up to look like a legitimate threat early on (give KC their due along with Jax)……. this would still be a smart move.

  64. GoodellMustGo says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:22 am

    He’s not a life coach but there is nobody better at stopping a media circus and keeping the team focused on football.
    ————————–
    By pouting behind a podium after each game? Yep, that’ll show the media. Give me a break.

  65. trigzter says:

    September 18, 2018 at 2:10 am

    brady is gettin old…

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    Brady was 24-for-35 with 234 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-20 loss I don’t think he played like he was old… or soft for that matter……

  66. bigbenisabigbaby says:
    September 18, 2018 at 10:01 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:22 am
    He’s not a life coach but there is nobody better at stopping a media circus and keeping the team focused on football.
    ————————–
    By pouting behind a podium after each game? Yep, that’ll show the media. Give me a break.

    —–
    Nah. Just watch the master at work. 🙂 Watch how quickly he’ll shut them down if they try to get the coach to speak about Gordon and his issues.

    There really is nobody better at this, probably in any sport.

  67. GoodellMustGo says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I’ll take the word of 4 greats who physically beat the crap out of Brady on the field over Patriot Hater who only knows toughness by how difficult it is to stuff a double chili cheese dog in their grill while watching a game. Yup. 😀

    All hail the GOAT Tom Brady! GOAT. And one of the toughest the sport has ever seen

    ——–

    Absolutely True, however you must realize that Patriot Hater lives in a fact-free environment.

  68. Only three wideouts caught passes with Phillip Dorsett catching five for 44, Chris Hogan three for 42 and Cordarrelle Patterson three for 18.
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    I don’t understand this last line in the article.

    Patriots threw to their 1st, 2nd and 3rd receivers. Would bringing in the 4th and 5th best guys have helped?

    Having said that, clearly they are always looking to upgrade every position if the opportunity presents itself.

  69. rideforjesus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 10:06 am
    trigzter says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:10 am
    brady is gettin old…
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    Brady was 24-for-35 with 234 yards and two touchdowns in the 31-20 loss I don’t think he played like he was old… or soft for that matter……

    ————

    Brett Favre first two NFL games at age 41: 37-63, 396 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
    Warren Moon: 27-56, 311 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT

    Tom Brady: 50-74, 511 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT, over 100 passer rating in both games so far

    The GOAT is on his way to doing something that simply has not (and realistically should not) be done in pro sports. Yet another reason why he is GOAT. 🙂

  70. Patrick says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Translation:
    Dear NFL, PLEASE resume rigging games for us like you did to get us into the Superbowl last year, where we got worked by a backup.

    Getting embarrassed by Blake Bortles proved we cannot win games on merit and cannot compete with any good team on an even playing field.

    Also, let us cheat again please.

    ________________________________________________

    I was going to say that you should change your name to Patrick Starfish, but that would be an insult to his intelligence.

  71. 345snarkavenue says:
    September 18, 2018 at 10:11 am
    GoodellMustGo says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:46 am
    I’ll take the word of 4 greats who physically beat the crap out of Brady on the field over Patriot Hater who only knows toughness by how difficult it is to stuff a double chili cheese dog in their grill while watching a game. Yup. 😀
    All hail the GOAT Tom Brady! GOAT. And one of the toughest the sport has ever seen
    ——–
    Absolutely True, however you must realize that Patriot Hater lives in a fact-free environment.

    ——
    Yup. I love Patriot Hater posts, they’re just comedy gold and it’s fun laughing at them! 🙂

    In all seriousness though – unfortunately I think this perception came almost entirely from Rodney Harrison and his “skirt” quip from a decade ago. I know he was joking but it’s too bad it came out like that, he should have known better.

  72. He’s gonna make no difference, mark my words….Pats have maybe 4, 5 tops, players that could start for the Jags…none on “D”…

  73. biggs13 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:52 pm
    So you act like a total tool for the team that believed in you and supported you and then you get traded to a Championship contender. This is everything that’s wrong with the NFL and the Cleveland Browns. How stupid can you possible be? A conditional 5th round pick? I would have let him rot despite him being on all of my fantasy teams.
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    Would you say the same thing if he had cancer? The guy has a disease, we shouldn’t ‘let him rot’ because of it

  74. Either the dude is serious about it all or he’s not. If he’s clean (for his level of being clean) and works hard, it will work.

    If he thinks this is Cleveland, he’s going to be in for a ride awakening.

  75. I’m guessing he shows up, sits down with BB and is told:

    One screw up and I’m cutting you.

    But get with the program and we’ll offer you a bunch of incentives based on playing time and production.

    Seems like a risk well worth taking for the price of dropping down ~35 spots in the late rounds of the draft.

  76. boiler72 says:

    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.

    ===============

    LOL sounds like you don’t like the NFL. Maybe try the arena league.

  77. superpatriotsfan says:

    September 18, 2018 at 8:44 am

    I remember that too but last season it ended differently for the Patriots. Keep hanging onto those “good ol days” old timer.

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    So, with this logic, Aaron Rodgers has to be pretty darn ancient as his “good ol days” were like 8 years ago. And Brees even longer.

  78. Safe to say that Coleman is a complete bust if Bill didn’t want him around anymore….Browns not looking so bad now for getting that 7th rounder…last I checked Bills and Pats both received nadda when he left them.

  79. joshgordonsbong says:
    September 18, 2018 at 11:45 am
    Safe to say that Coleman is a complete bust if Bill didn’t want him around anymore….Browns not looking so bad now for getting that 7th rounder…last I checked Bills and Pats both received nadda when he left them.
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    Yeah but the Pats gave up nada in the first place.

  80. tylawspick6 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 10:48 am
    Either the dude is serious about it all or he’s not. If he’s clean (for his level of being clean) and works hard, it will work.

    If he thinks this is Cleveland, he’s going to be in for a ride awakening.

    Was with you until the last comment. Not the same Cleveland. But you’re right. If he can overcome – not a certainty and not dependent on the “Patriot Wat” or anybody else’s way – then he might come through this well. Hope he does. But the odds are unfortunately against him.

  81. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    Just wondering were you thinking this when your team was up and then blew it in the fourth quarter during some game called the Super Bowl ?

  82. rideforjesus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:39 am
    crush22 says:

    September 18, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Waste of a 5th round pick.
    Suspension coming in 3…2…1…
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    Know your facts…………… Josh has to play or be on the roster 10 games BEFORE the pick kicks in… called CONDICTIONAL PICK

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    Perhaps you should know your facts…It is not BEFORE the pick kicks in. The trade is done for a 5th rounder. Period. IF Gordon is not active for 10 games, then the Browns will have to give the Pats a 7th round pick back next year.

  83. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:

    September 18, 2018 at 11:37 am

    It’s now SB or bust. No excuses. The drive for six is underway.

    ====================

    Why is it “now”? Because they took a cheap flier on a talented player who hasn’t produced in a while? Who, if he doesn’t pan out, will only cost moving back 2 rounds in the draft? Pats are always going all out to win it all. Nothing has changed.

  84. roninscribe says:
    September 18, 2018 at 1:38 am
    bspurloc says:
    September 17, 2018 at 10:19 pm
    .
    Yeah exactly what the Giants did 18-1. Blitz for SB loss and belicheck no hand shake walk off…
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    Total lie. Belichick dashed onto the field with one second left on the clock, but it was specifically so he could beat the postgame rush and shake Coughlin’s hand. They worked together under Parcells, so there’s nothing but mutual respect between them. You forgot?

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    People can watch the end of SB42 any time they want. They’ll see the clock go to zero, Belichick and Coughlin shake hands and the officials decide to put 1 second on the clock for a meaningless kneel down by the Giants. The Patriots haters actually think Belichick should have gone over and shook hands a second time after that.

  85. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    —————————————-
    Yeah that comeback in Superbowl LI was the most boring QB I’ve ever seen….If you can’t appreciate how amazing Brady is, with the lack of some athletic skills I honestly don’t know what to say.
    There are so many players on other teams I just enjoy to watch, I never understand the hate to the point of being irrational about the player’s skill.

  86. bentedges says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm

    Perhaps you should know your facts…It is not BEFORE the pick kicks in. The trade is done for a 5th rounder. Period. IF Gordon is not active for 10 games, then the Browns will have to give the Pats a 7th round pick back next year.
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    Wrong. The 5th rounder is in the 2019 draft. If Gordon is not active for 10 games, the Browns give back a 7th rounder in 2019. Same year, same draft.

  87. bentedges says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:43 pm
    rideforjesus says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:39 am
    crush22 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 9:29 am
    Waste of a 5th round pick.
    Suspension coming in 3…2…1…
    ———————————————————————-
    Know your facts…………… Josh has to play or be on the roster 10 games BEFORE the pick kicks in… called CONDICTIONAL PICK
    ————————————
    Perhaps you should know your facts…It is not BEFORE the pick kicks in. The trade is done for a 5th rounder. Period. IF Gordon is not active for 10 games, then the Browns will have to give the Pats a 7th round pick back next year.

    —–
    Most likely a very low 5th for most likely a very high 7th. For a difference of 34 or so draft slots, it’s worth it. Period.

  88. majormalphunktion says:
    September 18, 2018 at 7:19 pm
    boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    —————————————-
    Yeah that comeback in Superbowl LI was the most boring QB I’ve ever seen….If you can’t appreciate how amazing Brady is, with the lack of some athletic skills I honestly don’t know what to say.
    There are so many players on other teams I just enjoy to watch, I never understand the hate to the point of being irrational about the player’s skill.
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    It’s jealousy combined with pure unadulterated stupidity. Nothing else.

  89. boiler72 says:
    September 17, 2018 at 9:25 pm
    LOL. Brady … go away. No one cares about you and your statue pocket style of play. Arguably the most boring quarterback to win Super Bowls. Yawn.
    ==============
    Because tucking the ball and acting like a RB has so much more grandeur. Mobile QBs = shrimpy RBs that can’t make it in the NFL throwing the ball.

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