Teammates think Josh Gordon will make Patriots offense “more fun”

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Josh Gordon hasn’t been in New England long, but he’s already made a big impression on his teammates.

And they think in the future, he’s going to do much bigger things.

Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, Patriots wideout Julian Edelman said he was impressed with how quickly Gordon has acclimated since coming over in a trade with the Browns.

“Dude works hard. Great teammate. I really think he can be a really big piece of us,” Edelman said. “It’s exciting to be around him. He loves football, you can tell. He knows his stuff. It’s getting more and more fun the more he knows.”

Despite being limited to 18 snaps in each of his first two games by a lack of familiarity and a hamstring issue, Gordon caught his first touchdown pass from Tom Brady last week.

And with Gordon getting more comfortable and Edelman back from his PED suspension, the Patriots are getting close to having a full deck on offense, just in time for Sunday night’s matchup with the Chiefs — when they’ll need every point possible.

31 responses to “Teammates think Josh Gordon will make Patriots offense “more fun”

  1. Huge statement game for both teams Sunday night……Both teams> loaded offenses.

    Which team is better coached is the deciding factor in my humble opinion.

  2. Actually, could be on defense this game is won – NE are a mediocre 16th, KC are a terrible 32nd.

  3. Unbelievable athlete. Unfortunate addictions/whatever.

    Before all you say world class body, 10 cent brain; Think of you, your parents and friends that can’t quit nor will quit nicotine or alcohol. Sucks being addicting to anything, regardless of your circumstances.

  4. streetyson says:
    October 12, 2018 at 7:43 am
    Actually, could be on defense this game is won – NE are a mediocre 16th, KC are a terrible 32nd.

    I don’t know about the KC defense but I am as big of a Pats fan as anyone on this site, and I do not care about any of the analytics, my eyes tell me that the Pats defense has improvement to do before it rises to mediocre.

    Maybe if they get KC to punt a few times it can rise.

  5. Belichick: Stats are for losers.

    For years, the Patriots D has been attacked for the yards given up. What’s always missing in this analysis is that given NE was usually ahead the other team was aggressively throwing the ball to catch up, increasing yardage often at the risk of turning the ball over or escewing a field goal to go for it on fourth down. Bill would often give up garbage touchdowns in exchange for crucial time off the clock. Case in point would be Indy last week in the second half, where even two freak interceptions couldn’t get them back in the game.

    I am not saying the NE and KC Ds are strong but they are both better than they appear to be.

  6. backintheday99 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 7:48 am
    ..Before all you say world class body, 10 cent brain; Think of you, your parents and friends that can’t quit nor will quit nicotine or alcohol. Sucks being addicting to anything, regardless of your circumstances.
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    The harsh reality is very few “addictions” are really addictions – not in the true medical sense. They are mostly really “just” bad habits formed by destructive or compulsive personalities (or hopeless situations). This isn’t semantics. All too often people fall off the wagon because they and the establishment treat the symptoms, and societally much mental illness and personality disorder is highly taboo but call it addiction and suddenly you take away the blame/stigma.

  7. And the Pats just keep on making lemonade out of lemons. Good for Gordon for perhaps finally finding a team where he can fit in and enjoy using his immense talent in a way that will be enough to keep him clean….

  8. streetyson says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:26 am
    backintheday99 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 7:48 am
    ..Before all you say world class body, 10 cent brain; Think of you, your parents and friends that can’t quit nor will quit nicotine or alcohol. Sucks being addicting to anything, regardless of your circumstances.
    ————————
    The harsh reality is very few “addictions” are really addictions – not in the true medical sense. They are mostly really “just” bad habits formed by destructive or compulsive personalities (or hopeless situations). This isn’t semantics. All too often people fall off the wagon because they and the establishment treat the symptoms, and societally much mental illness and personality disorder is highly taboo but call it addiction and suddenly you take away the blame/stigma.

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    As far as Gordon is concerned, I did say he was “addicted, regardless of circumstances”. You’re just doing semantics of mental vs physical addiction. Nicotine is physical, marijuana is mental. I think most people would agree with that. Yes, there are addictive personalities and so on and so forth.

    I didn’t feel like doing a dissertation when all the info is out there. Just that people think he is an idiot which I do not. He has issues for whatever reasons…

  9. “Before all you say world class body, 10 cent brain; Think of you, your parents and friends that can’t quit nor will quit nicotine or alcohol. Sucks being addicting to anything, regardless of your circumstances.”

    I guess the intelligent person would avoid addicting substances if they’re truly worried. I mean, I’m probably a heroin addict, but I’d never actually try it because I know it’s addicting.

  10. I think a KC defense that is last in the league in yards and plays during drives by opponent and also last in the league in yards per rush is very vulnerable to a dink and dunk style short passing game that chews up clock and doesn’t let their offence on the field. Guess what kind of offence the Patriots are really good at? 🙂

    The Patriots defense is ordinary up front and very good in the back so it’s possible KC may utilize lots of throws in space to the seam to do the same thing.

  11. Gordon is probably just another horrible personnel move by beligoat. They should hire that genius ron borges as gm now that he’s out of work.

  12. I still think it is very likely Gordon either goes AWOL or otherwise implodes at some point this season.

    If not, and he becomes a productive, dependable player in NE, it has to mean that the environment in Cleveland over the last 5 years was even worse than it looked from the outside.

  13. 10c brain? – lots of smart people have addiction problems and/or mental illness –

    the NFL so far has taken a very uninformed approach by attacking people like Gordon and punishing them by separating them from their teams, who in many cases would be the primary support network. It’s actually an almost barbaric response

  14. wolverineinnc says:
    October 12, 2018 at 9:00 am
    And the Pats just keep on making lemonade out of lemons. Good for Gordon for perhaps finally finding a team where he can fit in and enjoy using his immense talent in a way that will be enough to keep him clean….

    ————–

    You think simply being on the Pats is going to keep him clean? That’s cute. If the dude manages to stay clean, it isn’t because of the genius of Belichek. Just when you think Pats fans couldn’t be any more obnoxious.

  15. Now that he is in the partiot’s machine he will prove to be effective. The belichick brainwashing has started and there is no stopping it. If he holds up this week Gordon will be a patriot for another 2 years and the pats will have swooped in and gotten another quality weapon on the cheap.

  16. Soon he won’t want to run routes, soon he won’t want to catch TD’s, soon he won’t care at all. That’s just the way he is.

  17. Playing for the Pats represents a new start for Josh. The Pats are surely giving him all of the support that they can. Also by lockering next to Brady he becomes accountable to Tom and that should give him incentive to maintain a good lifestyle. Josh is not bad dude— I wish him well.

  18. Time will tell. Let’s give him a chance to see if this is the right environment for his personality. @savethebs, There are a few teams he might have been traded to that could provide a better environment for Gordon than the Browns, no offense intended to Browns fans. I don’t think Wolverine was saying only the Patriots would be good for him, maybe you didn’t see the word “perhaps”.

  19. tigerlilac says:
    October 12, 2018 at 8:23 am
    Belichick: Stats are for losers.

    For years, the Patriots D has been attacked for the yards given up. What’s always missing in this analysis is that given NE was usually ahead the other team was aggressively throwing the ball to catch up, increasing yardage often at the risk of turning the ball over or escewing a field goal to go for it on fourth down. Bill would often give up garbage touchdowns in exchange for crucial time off the clock. Case in point would be Indy last week in the second half, where even two freak interceptions couldn’t get them back in the game.

    I am not saying the NE and KC Ds are strong but they are both better than they appear to be.

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    Yep.

    Been saying it for years. Sacks acccumulated that are menaingless like Chandler Jones or TJ Watt get, and yards allowed by a D, are the least impressive stats in all of sports.

    You make all of your money in the red zone today.

    If you can’t get TDs, you’re going to lose.

    Offense wins championships. Offense,

    It’s what Goodell and the owners want. So, why waste schemings in between the 20s?

    The media and many fans do not get this concept.

  20. Absolutely a Classic Case here: Pats fans call Gordon a Loser, Bust and Drug Addict. Then he joins their Team and suddenly he is a Good Teammate, Quick Study and an Asset. No hypocrisy here folks. Keep moving…

  21. backintheday99 says:
    October 12, 2018 at 7:48 am
    Unbelievable athlete. Unfortunate addictions/whatever.

    Before all you say world class body, 10 cent brain; Think of you, your parents and friends that can’t quit nor will quit nicotine or alcohol. Sucks being addicting to anything, regardless of your circumstances.
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    For Gordon to be back in the league he probably had to test clean for at least 18 months and is probably tested weekly and coming up clean. His issues at this point are probably more psychological but in NE he’s in a good place.

  22. I’m rooting for Josh. I hope he continues to stay on track both personally and professionally. No doubt Josh knows that this could very be his last opportunity in the NFL, what better place than NE to rewrite his story?

  23. A missed field goal could very well be the difference in this game.

    And here is a story we’ll read about Monday – SNF viewership…….

  24. Josh is a low risk high reward investment for the Patriots…
    Josh himself has been given a fresh start with no strikes against him in a new & accountable/disciplined TEAM FRIENDLY environment…. I’m sure there a a bunch of support systems available to him as well IF HE CHOOSES to take full advantage of them….. it all boils down to JOSH… I wish him the best but won’t be shocked if he slips up, just disappointed that he couldn’t/wouldn’t make the right decisions…. Life will go on either way, I just hope it ends up being WITH the Patriots than WITHOUT them…..
    Go Pats!!!!

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