Bill Belichick on OMF disputes report that Josh Gordon would face discipline for tardiness: 'I’m not really sure where that’s coming from'

Ryan Hannable
October 30, 2018 - 4:20 pm
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After Monday's game against the Bills, Patriots coach Bill Belichick seemed to dispute a NFL Media report that Josh Gordon was tardy last week and was supposed to face discipline -- a few series -- in the game.

Belichick doubled down in his appearance with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Tuesday.

“I don’t know," he said. "You’d have to talk to Ian Rapoport on that. I’m not really sure where that’s coming from.”

Gordon played 84 percent of the snaps in the game, showing no signs of any discipline.

The coach said this isn't the first time he's seen a report from the media that isn't true in his eyes.

“[It] happens every day with the media," Belichick said. "There are things out there every day that I don’t know what the basis is, what it is about. I have a fairly decent familiarity with the team. I see things about our team that I have no idea. I don’t know. You’d have to talk to the people that wrote them.”

He added: “Look, we talk about a lot of things and I would doubt that there is a player on our team that hasn’t been involved in some type of situation like this where something was said that they had to respond to, or maybe didn’t respond to, that was let’s call it, not necessarily accurate.”

As for if Gordon has met expectations since coming to the team, he didn't speak to the receiver directly.

“I don’t know what the expectations are," he said. "The expectations for everybody are to come in and do the best every day. We ask that and demand that out of everybody — ourselves, each player, each coach, that is what our job is. That is what we’re here for.”

In five games with the Patriots, Gordon has 17 catches for 266 yards and a touchdown.

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