Hue Jackson on why Josh Gordon is doing well with Patriots
The New England Patriots traded a fifth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns in late September for Josh Gordon and so far it seems to be working out really well. He has played in six games for the Patriots and he really has kept his name out of the news, which is a good thing when it relates to him. Former Browns coach Hue Jackson was on FS1’s Undisputed on Wednesday and offered his best guess on why Gordon has done so well with the Patriots.
"He's in a better place for him professionally, emotionally, mentally and I think you're starting to see the real Josh Gordon." — Hue Jackson pic.twitter.com/R2PE1RZ1ur
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“We know what type of talent Josh Gordon is. Sometimes I think players need different scenery in order to be all they can be,” he said. “Everything that this young man had dealt with had been in Cleveland. That is all he knew. I think he’s in a better place for him professionally, emotionally, mentally. I think you are starting to see the real Josh Gordon. I wish him well.”
The last straw for the Browns was when he showed up late on a Saturday and the team claimed he wasn’t acting like himself. He had also injured his hamstring doing a promotional shoot and the team decided the best path going forward was to just move on.
There have never been questions about his play on the field and he has proven that with the Patriots. He has hauled in 22 catches for 396 yards and two touchdowns. If he can stay on the straight and narrow, this looks like it was a steal for the Patriots, and another mistake in a long line of mistakes that the Browns have made the last few years.