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Tom Brady continues to have high praise for Josh Gordon: It's so impressive what he's done in short period of time

Ryan Hannable
October 27, 2018 - 2:41 pm

FOXBORO -- Josh Gordon and Tom Brady have been working together for over a month now, but the Patriots quarterback is still impressed by what the receiver has been able to do.

Gordon joined the team two games into the season and has picked up the offense so quickly that he's elevated to the No. 2 receiver on the team.

"I just think it's so impressive, in my view, what he's done in a short period of time and how he's assumed this specific role in our offense," Brady said. "Last week – I don’t know how much participation it was – but it was a lot. That's a very challenging thing to do. The receiver position in our offense takes years for most guys to understand and learn nuances and intricacies of not only our plays, but how to get open within the scheme, how to gain my trust, and he's done it in such a short period of time. I don’t think we're where we necessarily can be in the future if we just keep working hard at it. Like my relationship with Julian – I mean, it has many, many years of practices and film sessions and individual sessions that are kind of in the bank, so to speak.

"I think you've just got to try and build those up as much as you can in a short period of time with a newer player. But, typically, the more you play with a receiver the better it gets, and I just think we're trying to make improvements on a weekly basis. For him to play the role that he's played is a credit to him, what he's been doing and what his routine here has been. I know he's got a lot of great support and everyone wants to see him do as well as he possibly can."

In four games with the Patriots, Gordon has 13 catches for 224 yards, including his first 100-yard game last week.

As for the offense as a whole, despite averaging over 30 points a game Brady feels it's still improving and hasn't reached its full potential.

"I think everyone's been trying to just improve on a weekly basis," he said. "We haven’t had that much time with the whole group together between Jules [Julian Edelman], Josh [Gordon], Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], Sony [Michel]. I think that's probably still in it's infancy in a way. We've got a lot of room to grow. I think we're trying to work at it every day in practice to see if we can make improvements from week to week."

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