Sunday, November 24, 2013
Gordon says big day in loss means nothing
By Pat McManamon
CLEVELAND -- Josh Gordon said it meant nothing, but when the snowflakes had settled against Pittsburgh he had himself quite a day.
Gordon set a Browns record with 237 receiving yards, and he tied a team record (with Ozzie Newsome) with 14 receptions.
“After taking a loss like that it means nothing,” Gordon said. “To me it’s great and everything as a young receiver to get that experience, but if we can’t go out there and win, I don’t really care about it.”
The subject of trade rumors this season, Gordon is showing why the Browns would not trade him without receiving a first-round pick in return.
He now has 988 yards receiving even though he missed two games because of a suspension. He has five 100-yard games, a team record.
Gordon got many of his yards after the Steelers had taken a commanding 20-3 lead midway through the third quarter.
Gordon had seven catches for 79 yards through three quarters, but took advantage of play-it-safe coverage by the Steelers to produce seven catches for 158 yards in the fourth quarter.
By any measure it was quite a game, but to Gordon the ‘L’ meant more than anything.
“I don’t really see anything positive from me coming out of it individually,” he said.