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Paul says: “The best part about Sunday was hearing the interview with
I say: I agree, Paul. Josh definitely is sounding much more mature in his dealings with the media.
He is demonstrating greater self-confidence, which is also showing up in his play. A year ago, he was someone with practically no clue about what it took to play wide receiver in the NFL. He was out of shape, from more than a year of being away from football, and had little understanding about his assignments or the playbook in general. He was a highly talented athlete in desperate need of direction.
I’m inclined to think that he has found it.
I think the fact the Browns came extremely close to trading Gordon earlier in the season served as a definite wake-up call for him. He not only wants to be a part of this team, but is focused on being a consistent contributor to its growth into a contender.
Tim says: “I am not disappointed in the Browns this week. I’m disappointed in the refs, who handed New England the game on a silver platter.”
I say: I share your disappointment with the officiating, Tim. The personal-foul and pass-interference calls that did plenty to help the Patriots storm back from a 12-point deficit in the final 2:39 simply shouldn’t have been made.
That said, the Browns still could have done their part to avoid having what looked like a sure victory slip from their grasp.
And it’s imperative that the Browns focus on what they need to do to close out a win – and stop the bleeding of a four-game losing streak and seven losses in their last eight games – rather than on being robbed by the officials.
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