During a Tuesday conference call, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels shed some light on how far Josh Gordon has come in catching up to the rest of the Patriots offense since he was traded from the Cleveland Browns.
McDaniels praised the work that Gordon has put in, but stressed that he and the Patriots "still in the growing phase" of acclimating him into the offense.
"I don't think we've been together long enough to say he has a foundation that's completely finished," McDaniels said. "We're gonna continue to work on that each week."
While the Patriots offense is known for being famously difficult for receivers to grasp, Gordon has bucked the trend by seeing the field early in his tenure -- as well as getting targets from Tom Brady in key situations. Gordon is coming off a 5-130-1 line against the Packers, so things continue to trend up for Gordon in this offense.