Seahawks WR Josh Gordon made ‘huge, huge catches’ in debut with Seattle
Josh Gordon made his Seattle Seahawks debut on Monday night and his only catches came in clutch moments. After winning the contest, Russell Wilson was complimentary of the newly-signed wide receiver against the San Francisco 49ers.
“Josh Gordon has been a great addition to our team,” Wilson said in his postgame press conference. “We have a lot of great receivers and a lot of guys who can catch the football and make plays. He made some huge, huge catches today on third downs. He had the one slant to the right and I think another on the left. Just some of the plays he was making with confidence on big third downs to continue drives. He was great. He had a great week. It’s great to have him on our football team.”
The team brought Gordon in before the team’s Week 9 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite having minimal time to get acclimated into the offense, Gordon proved his worth on Monday night versus the 49ers.
By looking at the box score, the big-play wide receiver had only two receptions for 27 yards. But upon a further examination, both of his catches came in important points of the game.
Gordon’s first catch in a Seahawks uniform came on a third-down play in the fourth quarter. On the play, Wilson found Gordon for a 13-yard gain to give Seattle a first down. In the end, that reception led to Jason Myers being able to kick a 46-yard field goal that gave Seattle a 24-21 lead.
Then, his second reception came on another third down in overtime. Unfortunately, Wilson ended up throwing an interception to end the drive.
Regardless, the Seahawks were able to secure the victory over their division rivals. In addition, the Seahawks may have to rely on Gordon a bit more depending on Tyler Lockett’s injury status.