In case you missed it, on the Monday following the Browns’ loss to the Green Bay Packers, wide receiver Josh Gordon took aim at cornerback Damarious Randall saying, “He had one catch, any more questions?” in response to how it was defending Flash. Gordon’s response took a dig back at Randall, but also made a reference to the Browns’ “disadvantages as a team.”
On Thursday, Gordon clarified what he meant regarding those disadvantages:
“I think the fact that the team is 0-13, we are playing behind the eight ball. We have apparent disadvantages. That is all I meant by that – struggling team, young team. We have work to get done and a lot room to improve. I think everybody knows that that watches us play. We are almost there, but unfortunately, we haven’t gotten to that point yet.”
Fair enough. New Browns GM John Dorsey also relayed a story on ESPN Cleveland Thursday morning about what Aaron Rodgers said about Gordon, and how he’ll handle him moving forward. This transcription comes from Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer:
“It's pretty cool when (Rodgers) says 'hey, how come I don't have one of those guys like No. 12?'' I said, 'I don't know, he must be a Cleveland Brown.' But I will say this, just watching him, he's got all the physical skills in the world and he's got to understand where we as an organization are headed and what my mindset's about and what I expect from him.
That's important. And what Hue Jackson expects from him, I think that's important. But the important thing is, we're here to help him and assist him as well because my objective all along is not only do you want those players to be better football players when they left but that the organization has helped them be better men when they leave the game of football.”