Josh Gordon on Antonio Brown: He has to figure out his own way

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Josh Gordon made his return to regular season action on Sunday night and he kicked off the scoring for the Patriots with a 20-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Gordon would go on to catch three passes for 73 yards in his first game since being reinstated from suspension and said after the game that he is “extremely filled with gratitude every day” that he has the chance to play with the team again.

Gordon will be welcoming a new addition to the receiving corps on Monday when Antonio Brown‘s signing becomes official. Gordon has had to answer questions about his fit in New England and he was asked about what advice he’d give to Brown about fitting in. He said Brown is “going to have to figure out his own way” and shared what he’s learned from his own experience.

“For me, initially it was a culture shock,” Gordon said. “It was definitely different. I think as I grew in this environment and got to observe other young men move and organize and act professionally, expectations were high. It wasn’t anything more than what I think they knew that they could do was being asked of them. I was like, “Alright, this is the way it’s done here.” I could either get with it, or look for a transition somewhere else. It’s tough, but if this is what you want to do, I think this is the best place to be.”

The Patriots offense hit the ground running on Sunday night. Brown’s addition could have them moving at light speed as long as he figures things out quickly.

11 responses to “Josh Gordon on Antonio Brown: He has to figure out his own way

  1. Giants Fan (BTW I know we stink)- If you listen to Gruden on the phone with AB, thats the difference with him & most coaches and Belichick. Most coaches feel they should talk on the same level as the player, who has that worked out so far?

  2. My first pats game there was a guy named Talifero at QB. Many years of disappointment to follow. Now I’m beginning to become complacent perhaps even bored with always being a contender. It’s more like you watch to see them not lose

  3. Lemmy Aksyadis says:
    September 9, 2019 at 6:41 am
    My first pats game there was a guy named Talifero at QB. Many years of disappointment to follow. Now I’m beginning to become complacent perhaps even bored with always being a contender. It’s more like you watch to see them not lose
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    Beat you. I’ve been a Pats fan since 1960, their first year. I followed them through many decades of ineptitude whilst I was stationed all over the world. They were “my team” and still are. I will never get tired of seeing them win but I did get tired of seeing them lose. I remember Gino Capeletti, John Hannah, Houston Antwine, Darryl Stingley, Julius Adams and the list goes on and on.

    All I can say is thank you Mr. Kraft for finally making an NFL team out of the Patriots.

  4. I became a Patriots fan in 72 because I liked their helmet, I lived in Brookfield, Mass at the time (but didn’t know where New England was). My little brother liked the Dolphins helmet and picked them. Moved around alot and settled in NC. Only Patriots fan in the town I live in, used to get ride for that but I defended them

  5. I did not get to see the Patriots play alot of games back then, but when I did it felt good to see them play. I used to watch the probowl just to see the players that were Patriots. I get the same feeling everytime they play now. I’m a diehard and always will be. Not complacent in the least.. Just proud.

  6. It might seem like a little thing, but Josh Gordon got up on the podium postgame to answer questions. It was clear he was nervous, but he did a good job. His comments were thoughtful and gracious.

    I assume AB was watching the game last night. I wonder what he thought when he saw those great (and long) passes to Phil Dorsett and Josh Gordon. It would be nice if he realized the Patriots don’t really need him, and it would be a minor miracle if that realization made him get with the program and contribute the same way everybody else does.

  7. Other than being a Diva that was on a team of divas(yes big Ben you are one of them) and on a team with no structure(raiders) his on field performance never lacked. It will be a culture shock but hopefully it will sink in. If not, like it’s been said by fans and haters alike, they really do not need him. BB has gotten rid of players that produced but had their own agenda and they were on the team longer.

  8. Difference between Brown and Gordon is that Gordon is a “screw up” that just needs to get his stuff in order.

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