Bill Belichick: Josh Gordon’s role is expanding weekly

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Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon played 18 snaps in each of his first two games with the team, but saw a lot more of the field against the Chiefs last Sunday night.

Gordon was in for 63 snaps in the 43-40 Patriots win and quarterback Tom Brady said after the game that he has “a lot of confidence” in the wideout. Head coach Bill Belichick didn’t use the same words in a Tuesday conference call, but he he did confirm that the Patriots have been giving him more to do because they feel comfortable that Gordon can handle it.

“I think each week his role has increased in practice and as far as the number of different things that he feels comfortable and we comfortable with him doing,” Belichick said. “I think it’ll continue to go that way. That may not necessarily correlate exactly to number of snaps. I mean we don’t sit there and count snaps during the game. I would just say that his role is expanding weekly and we’ll just see how it all plays out.”

Gordon caught five passes for 42 yards in the win and has nine catches for 124 yards over his first three games with the team.

23 responses to “Bill Belichick: Josh Gordon’s role is expanding weekly

  1. No hamstring, no drugs, no personal problems. And the league didn’t even hint about suspending him when he supposedly had them during camp, etc.

    He definitely bluffed his way out of Cleveland.

  2. stexan says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    No hamstring, no drugs, no personal problems. And the league didn’t even hint about suspending him when he supposedly had them during camp, etc.

    He definitely bluffed his way out of Cleveland.
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    Just wait until the offseason.

  3. stexan says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    No hamstring, no drugs, no personal problems. And the league didn’t even hint about suspending him when he supposedly had them during camp, etc.

    He definitely bluffed his way out of Cleveland.

    12 5 Rate This

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    Cleveland is a horrible place for an addict. Environment matters.

  4. I think you just don’t know with him. Just have to try and keep him in the right mindset for 1 whole year. If the Patriots can keep him there and Edelman can continue to get back on track then covering Gronk, White, Gordon and Edelman at the same time will be next to impossible. One sure handed player should be open on every play. Pass rush will be the only way to stop the offense.

  5. He seems to be fitting in nicely and it certainly helps that Brady is personally mentoring him. Apparently has a good football IQ and is absorbing the very complicated playbook well.

    If he stays out of trouble and keeps up the hard work he’s going to be a real monster the like of which Brady has rarely had at receiver. I saw a pregame shot of him next to Edelman a weekend before last and he was a whole head taller. He’s almost as big as Gronk is! Even Moss when he came to the Pats didn’t have the physical strength Gordon does.

  6. billvick111 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm
    JG420 drew a huge PI penalty as well, setting them up on the goal line.
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    even without the PI he was about to score, would’ve caught the ball clean had he not been tackled right before the catch. but great play by him, hoping to see alot more deep completions for him.

  7. tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    stexan says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    No hamstring, no drugs, no personal problems. And the league didn’t even hint about suspending him when he supposedly had them during camp, etc.
    He definitely bluffed his way out of Cleveland.
    12 5 Rate This
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    Cleveland is a horrible place for an addict. Environment matters.
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    Based on what? Are you speaking about the city itself, or the football franchise? Thinking that the amount of games a football team wins has anything to do with managing a disease like addiction is small minded and asinine. There’s really no basis to back up that ridiculous claim.

  8. ” Tom Brady said after the game that he has “a lot of confidence” in the wideout”

    and every team in the league just got put on suicide watch!! Brady having chemistry with a receiver with the size and talent of Gordon…. it’s almost not fair!! We’ve seen talented receivers come into Foxboro and not get on the same page as Brady but these two seem to be clicking pretty good. There were a few pass attempts where Gordon was definitely NOT where he was supposed to be but that can only be expected as they have only had a few weeks to work together. That being said…. if they continue to improve, watch out in Dec/Jan and February!!!

  9. Gordon caught some great balls in traffic.

    I would love to see more jump balls to him down field when they are one on one.

    Pass interference
    Holding Calls
    Caught Balls

    Maybe a dropped pass

    even less likely interception.

    He is too big of a receiver not to take advantage of his size against smaller CB’s.

  10. pmlangan says:
    October 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
    stexan says:
    October 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm
    No hamstring, no drugs, no personal problems. And the league didn’t even hint about suspending him when he supposedly had them during camp, etc.
    He definitely bluffed his way out of Cleveland.
    12 5 Rate This
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    Cleveland is a horrible place for an addict. Environment matters.
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    Based on what? Are you speaking about the city itself, or the football franchise? Thinking that the amount of games a football team wins has anything to do with managing a disease like addiction is small minded and asinine. There’s really no basis to back up that ridiculous claim.
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    Can’t speak about the city, never been there. But I’ve had to work in a toxic environment and it can be very depressing. I’ve seen non-drinkers become full-blown alcoholics in that kind of environment, so for someone who already has issues they can only get worse. It’s more than how many games a team wins, being in the locker room is totally different than being a fan. Not calling Gordon a diva receiver, but how many diva receivers have you seen acting up on mediocre teams, let alone the worst team in the league? Neither of you have a clue. Let’s just see how this plays out for Gordon.

  11. The Pats are getting ready for a roll into the playoffs! Gordon is another good player to escape a career ender in Cleveland!

  12. Based on what? Are you speaking about the city itself, or the football franchise? Thinking that the amount of games a football team wins has anything to do with managing a disease like addiction is small minded and asinine. There’s really no basis to back up that ridiculous claim.

    You must take Tylawspicksix comments for what they are…..hateful, shallow, and based on unbridled homerism. Truth is not important to a troll like Tylawspicksix so reasoning with a rock is not a fruitful endeavor.

  13. He had ,any snaps but not many receptions this week. Of course the PATS highlighted the run game… but still. Let’s see Brady find him open with room to run!!! GO PATS!

  14. Let’s face it, if Gordon can get on track, the Pats will terrify secondaries. Soon, Brady can just wing it, and throw in general direction of Gordon. If he begins to draw double teams, then Gronk is eating your lunch. It will spread the field. Edelman and running backs (aka receivers in back field) will have room to run after a catch. It seems to me, some games are looking a lot flag football…those with giants or jitterbugs on their receiving core, will do well.

  15. switchwitch59 says:
    October 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Can’t speak about the city, never been there. But I’ve had to work in a toxic environment and it can be very depressing. I’ve seen non-drinkers become full-blown alcoholics in that kind of environment, so for someone who already has issues they can only get worse. It’s more than how many games a team wins, being in the locker room is totally different than being a fan. Not calling Gordon a diva receiver, but how many diva receivers have you seen acting up on mediocre teams, let alone the worst team in the league? Neither of you have a clue. Let’s just see how this plays out for Gordon.

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    “non-drinkers become full blown alcoholics” Come on man, where did you work? A dysfunctional distillery? Please don’t make stuff up when it comes to people battling addiction. I worked with addicts for 5 years, so to say I’m clueless is laughable. It’s not the specific city, it’s the group of people that said person is around outside of the work environment that proves to be toxic. This is true 97% of the time. Abusing drugs or alcohol before the brain is fully developed, any time before a person’s mid-20s, may increase the risk for addiction later in life due to their potential influence on the still-developing brain. So this problem is not work related in many cases. I get you love your Pats, but don’t trivialize an epidemic that affects 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 12. Stay in your lane.

  16. Gordon will be alright. He is now on a perennial playoff team and contender for a ring. THis has GOT to make a difference in your attitude and overall well being

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