When it comes to off-the-field problems, New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon knows all about that, as he was just recently reinstated from a suspension due to his continued violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Despite that, Gordon seems to have really adapted to the Patriot way, and when it comes to often controversial WR Antonio Brown — Gordon had this advice for him.
“Antonio is Antonio,” Gordon said. “He’s going to have to figure out his own way, just like everybody else has.”
Straightforward and to the point.
He also 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 New England Patriots already showed how good they can be on the field without Brown by blowing out the Pittsburgh Steelers by 30. Imagine adding a focused and determined Antonio Brown to the team that was already a Super Bowl contender.