Tom Brady: Josh Gordon’s production improving “the more we work together”

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Josh Gordon made nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown in his first three games with the Patriots. He has 13 catches for 272 yards and a touchdown in his past three.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady likes what he has seen from his newest star receiver.

“I think he’s done really everything the coaches have asked him to do,” Brady told reporters Friday. “Here early, stays late, always getting extra reps at practice, takes as many reps as he can, and it’s been fun to see. So he’s obviously done a great job for us. I think all the receivers are doing a great job in their role, and we’re just going to try to get better as we go.”

Brady loves his new weapon, one unlike any other on the team’s roster.

“I think just size and height, weight, speed. I think there’s a mismatch — it’s level with any DB that he’s up against,” Brady said. “We have a lot of confidence in him, what he’s been able to do. I think, overall, like our confidence in our offense and production is getting better the more we work together. It’s only been a certain amount of weeks since we’ve all been out there together, and hopefully once everyone’s back healthy, ready to go, it could be something that we’re really proud of as we work toward getting better.”

This week, Gordon exited the injury report for the first time since he arrived. The Patriots had listed him with a hamstring injury, which he had when he arrived from Cleveland.

“You know what? I wasn’t even sure I was on it, but I guess it’s a positive,” Gordon said.

The Patriots are 6-0 in the six games Gordon has played.

40 responses to “Tom Brady: Josh Gordon’s production improving “the more we work together”

  1. I’ve been a Pats fan since the Grogan days…

    Just imagine if Gordon enjoyed football as much as he loves weed! BTW, what’s the big deal with weed?

  2. so the next 4 years should be pretty sweet for us as pats fans. brady to gordon. for a 5th round pick. sounds good. in bill we trust

  3. Yes, it’s only been a short time together, and the offense isn’t exactly firing on all cylinders, especially in the red zone. Yes, there is a lot to be worked on and much improvement is possible. I’m glad we agree. Let’s all keep our heads on straight. Thank you.

  4. Malcom Butler is abt to get torched. The titans give up a league best 18 pts per game but without butler it would be more like 11. Its hard to watch..belichek knew what he was doing alshon jeffrey would have killed him and he knew it after mediocre corey davis killed him in the divisional round. Sad but true. The titans would be very wise to forget butlers contract admit their mistake and play leshaun sims as the 3rd corner from here on out with adoree the 1 and logan ryan the 2..only bring in butler when teams go 4 wide or absoluty have too…this was an enormous miss by jon robinson.

  5. Of course ultra talented head case JG looks like he may have finally put it all together in Boston. how many extra reasons do I need to hate the patriots ? its to a point where everything else aside, im just sick of watching them in the conference championship/superbowl. ENOUGH ALREADY !

  6. As a Pittsburgher it’s difficult…let’s just call it what it is, Brady and NE is Steeler kryptonite. But I’m happy for Josh Gordon. I hope he stays on the right path. I know from experience that mental health and self medication/addiction is a extremely difficult and lifelong challenge but is possible to overcome One Day At A Time. Peace and blessings to you Josh Gordon

  7. He’s always had the ability-the steadiness and discipline of the Pats organization is the one thing that’s been missing. We’ve seen plenty of talented players who just needed a bit of structure to succeed come throw the league-my guess is that Gordon’s one of them, and he probably appreciates the structure as much as the Pats appreciate his big play capability. Win-win for both parties here.

  8. Gordon’s presence in the lineup allows Gronkowski time to take off and get better from his injury. That eliminates risk. When Gordon more fully integrates and Michel and Gronk are healthy, you can’t double team everyone. That leaves Edelman and White with too much space.

  9. Brady’s also av 277yds/game (97.7 rating) – not quite as high as last 3yrs but still above career av of 262 (97.6 rating), and higher than his 257(97.4) in 2014 (i.e. year they beat Hawks in SB).

    For comparison:-
    Warren Moon was av 245yds/game (83.7 rating) at 41 in 1997 (last good year but played til 44).
    Brett Favre was av 192yds/game (69.9 rating) at 41 in 2009 (his last year).
    Doug Flutie was av 156yds/game (82.8 rating) at 41 in 2003 (5 games as backup, played til 43).

  10. aj66shanghai says:
    November 9, 2018 at 10:36 pm
    Tom Brady: “Josh Gordon really learning how to cheat, the Patriot Way.”
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    Gosh even I think thats bad

  11. Love the salty haters tears……..lol…..this dude is turning his life around as he assimilated and bought into the Patriot Way!! He’s getting better and better every week and he’s gonna have a huge impact in the playoffs. The only question is WHAT SIZE RING DO U WEAR???.

  12. yinzer412 says:
    November 10, 2018 at 1:45 am
    As a Pittsburgher it’s difficult…let’s just call it what it is, Brady and NE is Steeler kryptonite. But I’m happy for Josh Gordon. I hope he stays on the right path. I know from experience that mental health and self medication/addiction is a extremely difficult and lifelong challenge but is possible to overcome One Day At A Time. Peace and blessings to you Josh Gordon

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    Good on you, dude. Some things are so much bigger than football.

  13. I actually thought that this was the year that we’d start to see Brady’s production start to fall off, but the signing of Gordon is a great example of the type of move that has kept the Patriots’ quarterback rolling, and the team winning.

  14. tfootball1234 says:

    Of course ultra talented head case JG looks like he may have finally put it all together in Boston. how many extra reasons do I need to hate the patriots ? its to a point where everything else aside, im just sick of watching them in the conference championship/superbowl. ENOUGH ALREADY !
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    I’m not being wise here, but can you imagine how great the games and the NFL would be if every team put in the work and dedication that the Patriots do? It’s not rocket science. It’s how bad do you want to be successful.

  15. lemonphosphate says:
    November 9, 2018 at 10:45 pm
    Here early? He got in trouble for not being on time for practice.

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    That was part of the Rappaport report that then did not show up on game day (gGordon never got held out as the report said was going to happen), and Belichick said he did not know what JR was talking about so ask him. Rapport had no sources he could actually cite for that report even if he continued to claim he had some. But really in the end it was a baseless accusation from an outside party. Those that did choose to still believe it were doing so with absolutely no basis other than they were happier thinking it was true and had to ignore multiple indications to the contrary in order to cling to it.

    So this is just another indication that story was fiction all along, but still I see someone citing the previous baseless accusation like it is fact.

  16. tfootball1234 says:
    November 10, 2018 at 1:33 am

    Of course ultra talented head case JG looks like he may have finally put it all together in Boston. how many extra reasons do I need to hate the patriots ? its to a point where everything else aside, im just sick of watching them in the conference championship/superbowl. ENOUGH ALREADY !

    I LOVE THIS GUY!

    Good news – your team will have its chance as long as your coach reads the Belichick book.

  17. “Tom Brady: “Josh Gordon really learning how to cheat, the Patriot Way.””

    When you think coming in early, working hard and spending extra time for extra reps is somehow “cheating”, it says you’re not going very far in life and will always be jealous of people who do work hard.

    “Here early? He got in trouble for not being on time for practice.”

    This was something one member of the media claimed and has never any indication from any member of the Pats organization actually happened.

    “Why didn’t he do it for the browns then?”

    Horrible coaching, horrible organization with no discipline, horrible owner, bad quarterbacks

  18. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    November 9, 2018 at 11:33 pm
    Why didn’t he do it for the browns then?

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    Why would you put in effort for that bumbling organization? An org. where “winning” the 1st draft pick is a way of life. Anyone buying BROWNS jersey in the past 10 years is a fool. Anyone spending $100s to go to games is a bigger fool. It just tells ownership to keep going the way they are going!!!!

  19. tfootball1234 says:
    November 10, 2018 at 1:33 am
    Of course ultra talented head case JG looks like he may have finally put it all together in Boston. how many extra reasons do I need to hate the patriots ? its to a point where everything else aside, im just sick of watching them in the conference championship/superbowl. ENOUGH ALREADY !

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    It is much easier and far more fun to learn to appreciate greatness than to be jealous of it. Growing up, I appreciated the Steelers, Dolphins, Cowboys, and 49ers. As a Patriots fan. Try it, you might like it.

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