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Tom E. Curran on D&K: Josh Gordon has to “take the bull by the horns” in opportunity with Patriots

Lucy Burdge
September 27, 2018 - 1:45 pm

Tom E. Curran joined Dale and Keefe on Thursday to discuss the Patriots’ upcoming game against the Dolphins, as well as some of the issues swirling around the team.

During the conversation in which Dale accidentally called Curran “John” and Curran accidentally called Dale “Glenn,” Curran said the Patriots’ injuries will play into the team’s performance on Sunday.

“Injury-wise I think they’re in deep trouble, especially on the offensive side of the ball in terms of depth,” he said. “ … They’re up against it depth-wise … I would imagine injuries would play a factor into the game on Sunday, no doubt.”

Curran also thinks Josh Gordon will play in the game on Sunday.

“I think the most encouraging thing that I’ve been able to glean about Josh Gordon … is that there is no worry nor concern about his adaptability and ability to gather what he’s supposed to be doing,” Curran said.

He said Gordon has to take this situation and make the most of it as probably his last chance in the NFL.

“He’s got to take the bull by the horns,” Curran said of Gordon. “I don’t care what his support system is. Is that callous of me? … The buck stops with Josh Gordon at this point.”

Curran said the worst thing the Patriots could do would be to treat Gordon, “a broken human with athletic skills,” with a sense of entitlement.

On Tom Brady, Curran said the quarterback’s performance so far is “perhaps” linked to his absence during OTAs but he doesn’t think Brady has any regrets about that.

“I think he’s happy as hell he spent the time with his family,” he said.

“There is a resignation that I think is seeping into Brady’s game and demeanor,” Curran continued. “All he wants is Julian Edelman back … There is a resignation that is leading to some of those throws.”