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Josh Gordon explains increased playing time vs. Chiefs

Ryan Hannable
October 19, 2018 - 3:22 pm

FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon played 63 snaps against the Chiefs, which were a season-high.

Speaking Friday, Gordon said he believes the coaching staff is trusting him more.

“I think just the coaches are trusting me a little bit more, day-by-day," he said. "They’ve seen I am learning the offense a little bit better. I think I am figuring out what I am supposed to do a lot better and they have felt it is good enough for me to be put in the game to know what to do. I am grateful for that.”

Gordon also noted his hamstring is feeling better, which likely was a factor in him playing 18 snaps in each of his first two games.

“Feels great to open up again, knowing you’re at full strength, full speed,” Gordon said. “Started to do more, be a part more and show what you can do. It’s been a process, and it’s been trusting the strength staff, the training staff here and the coaches getting me involved and keeping me safe. It’s been a great process so far.” 

As for the minor miscommunications he and Tom Brady had in the game against Kansas City, Gordon believes those are easy fixes.

“I think that comes with more experience with Tom and knowing certain situations and certain looks," he said. "But moving forward, I think we got a good grasp on that right now, and [if the] opportunity presents itself, I think we can take advantage of it this time.” 

The receiver was also asked how his rehabilitation off the field is going.

“Great," Gordon said. "It’s going great.”

Gordon and the Patriots will take on the Bears Sunday afternoon in Chicago.

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