Pete Carroll: We’re really thrilled to be getting Josh Gordon back

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At long last for the Seahawks, wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated after his seventh NFL suspension and is eligible to play Seattle’s last two regular-season games.

During a Friday radio appearance on KIRO, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll expressed his excitement to have the wide receiver back in the fold. Seattle signed Gordon back on Sept. 3.

“I just had a chance to visit with him for the first time. We’ve been waiting for this for some time now and we’re really thrilled to be getting him back,” Carroll said, via Brady Henderson of ESPN. “He’s a really good kid. He really gets along with everybody. He’s just a sharp football player, hard worker, just a tremendously classy athlete. Everything comes easy to him. He’s just so fluid and just such a beautiful player. there’s been only [welcoming thoughts] waiting for him. He made a great first impression when he was here before.”

Gordon caught seven passes for 139 yards in five games for Seattle last year. He’ll be eligible to practice with the team starting the week of Dec. 21.

“We’re just anxious to include him and see if we can get him involved and make him more of a factor when he gets comfortable with us,” Carroll said.

If Gordon is healthy and picks things up quickly, he could be a strong third option on a wide receiving corps that already includes DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.

5 responses to “Pete Carroll: We’re really thrilled to be getting Josh Gordon back

  1. If Josh Gordon can give them anything (that is a big IF) they may get scary good at a good time to make a run. Best qb in the game. Underrated runner in Carson and studs at wr. Defense is a bit iffy which is actually on par with the rest of the league this season.

  2. It’s great that Carroll is supportive, but Gordon is just a WR3/4. Getting their RBs healthy is much more important for the playoffs.

    The defense also struggles with consistency. Not being able to field a top10 defense is Seattle’s biggest problem.

  3. The 2 most important games on the remaining schedule..LA and SF.

    I heard that all 7 of his catches were for first downs last year

  4. Gordon is sort of a luxury addition at this time. You can never have too many talented WR’s or RB’s come playoff time. Do the Seahawks need Gordon to win? No, but big bodied WR’s do have a tendency to come in handy during the stretch run. They don’t need Rashard Penny at RB either, but having him gives them another talented back for the final games. At the least, Gordon is a solid upgrade over David Moore and that would be a welcome sight.

  5. seanismorriscom says:
    December 4, 2020 at 3:04 pm
    The defense also struggles with consistency. Not being able to field a top10 defense is Seattle’s biggest problem.

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    The defense has been much better over the last 5 games since Dunlap joined the club. Wilson is regaining more of his confidence each week after those turnover plagued 3-game stretch. They aren’t going to have a top 10 defense (top 20, maybe), but they don’t need a top 10 defense to win. They DO have to keep improving on defense and be at least a top 20 defense in addition to getting their offense back firing on all cylinders if they want to make a deep playoff run. That, at least, is well within their capabilities.

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