Josh Gordon has been a big topic of discussion both on and off the field. He’s a 6’3 receiver that can stretch the field vertically and can go over the middle. He can run each route on the route wheel 0-9 and catches everything thrown in his direction. Gordon has also become a big time threat in the red zone because he has a height advantage over any corner defending him. His talent is one thing. What he’s done off the field has been mentioned quite a bit as of late. Gordon has had problems with substance abuse throughout his young career. In 2013, he missed the first two games of the season due to violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Late Sunday afternoon, news broke that Josh Gordon was potentially facing a year long suspension due to testing positive for the use of alcohol. I’m extremely disappointed in him because he has a problem and it seems as if he doesn’t want to receive help for it. This guy could be a top five Many have said the Browns should release him. Josh has a problem. The use of drugs and alcohol is overshadowing his talent on the football field. Mentoring him could be a good thing but you shouldn’t have to hold an adult’s hand especially when they’re more than capable of knowing right from wrong.
If the Cleveland Browns were to release him, this would very similar to Cris Carter being released by the Philadelphia Eagles. Cris has stated that Buddy Ryan releasing him was the best thing to happen to him. Gordon can’t keep making the same mistakes over and over. When you continuously do wrong, it is no longer a mistake, it’s now a choice.