Julian Edelman on OM&F: Stephen Gostkowski 'still the best in my eyes'

Ryan Hannable
November 28, 2016 - 9:27 am

[caption id="attachment_94899" align="alignright" width="150"]Julian Edelman Julian Edelman[/caption] Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Monday to discuss Sunday's 22-17 win over the Jets and looked at the team moving forward. To hear the interview, go to the Ordway, Merloni & Fauria audio on demand page. Although kicker Stephen Gostkowski made three field goals in the win, he did miss his fourth field goal of the season. The four kicks missed in a season are the most since 2012, but Edelman has Gostkowski's back and believes he will get through it. "I do the baseball treatment where you kind of let a guy get through his journey through himself," he said. "You let him know you're behind him and you show him that you're behind him. Kicking, I have no clue on how that goes because I never was really like a kicker. If I could think of something, it's like a golf swing. Sometimes you're there, you're not. He's still the best in my eyes and he's going to work through it. He works hard every day at it. "You just let him know you're behind him and let him keep working. He'll get through it. Steve, he's made too many big time kicks in big time situations. He's made a lot of key plays for us on our team since I've been here, so I have full confidence and faith he will keep working and get through this." With Sunday's win, Tom Brady now has 200 wins overall for his NFL career, tying Peyton Manning for the most all-time. Bill Belichick didn't have much praise for the quarterback after the game, saying he's just another member of the team and expected to play well. Edelman said it was just Belichick being Belichick. "I think it's an unbelievable accomplishment -- 200 wins, that's like getting 10 wins playing 20 years and he hasn't played 20 years," Edelman said. "It's an unbelievable accomplishment at the speed he's done it. That is coach being coach. He's focused on the season and we all know he has love for everyone, for the big dog Brady, but it's kind of like he's a focused individual. Maybe after the season he'll go up to him and slap him on the butt or behind the scenes where we don't see it, but he's got to make sure that he has the team getting ready to improve and continue to improve on this back third of the season. That's how coach does it." Also in the game, wide receiver Chris Hogan threw a pass on a double-pass play intended for Malcolm Mitchell in the second quarter. Although the play wasn't completed, it drew a pass interference penalty and gave the Patriots a spark they needed. It wasn't the first time the Patriots have called a double-pass, as Edelman found Danny Amendola in the AFC divisional round two years ago for a touchdown against the Ravens that completely changed the complexity of that game. Edelman still believes his pass was better. "Let's pump there brakes here, guys," he said. "If you guys noticed, he's a lefty and we went to the left so it's a little more of a deception there." "I wasn't running left, though," he added. "You guys, see it was a different play call. I can't discuss plays here on the radio."