Anion Sports Holiday Blog 2018 Day 20
Welcome to Day 20 of the Anion Sports Holiday Blog. Today I really want to get into discussing one of my favorite players. This is someone who I root for continuously. What drew me to first take note of this athlete was his insane talent. I'm talking about Josh Gordon, formerly of the Cleveland Browns and currently of the New England Patriots.
One of the things that I want to get off my chest is that I am concerned. Initially, when I read the news that he was taking another break from football, I thought it was of his own doing and I thought "okay Josh do your thing bro bro. Whatever you need to do to feel right." That's what his statement would lead you to believe.
With Josh, that news broke and then there was also a new suspension that was announced along with this. It's a conflicting thing for me. On one hand, we have him saying that he would be stepping away seemingly on his own while the other is saying that the opportunity is being taken away.
I'm not going to speculate. I don't know the details or Josh Gordon personally. However, today my buddy Louie made a great point. He doesn't think Josh Gordon has the right people in his corner. I agree. Once again, without knowing him or them personally, I'm not taking any shots, but this is his 5th time getting suspended.
If you're going to have this ability and this opportunity and for it to keep going south, I feel like there's obviously blame for him, but who has his best interest in mind???
Talent continues to get him more chances to play. In my opinion, he's the best wide receiver I've seen since Randy Moss from a talent perspective. I'm a young guy, so it's not like I'm sitting on this vast catalogue of WR to draw experience on, but he has some of the most impressive displays of football dominance in the history of the game considering his situation.
When you look at Josh Gordon the football player versus Josh Gordon the man, he's had multiple chances as a player to get opportunities, but when does Josh Gordon the man get the opportunity to improve? At this point it's bigger than football. If it was about that, then he would've been cut and we all would have moved on. This is a Hall of Fame level of talent that I would just love to see him live a normal life. If balancing his life and football is too much, then someone needs to tell him that it's okay to just hang it up.
I really root for people and I want to see him get it together. If that means taking a break from football forever then so be it, but I am cautious. What does life without football mean for him? It's tough because you always root for the redemption stories, the comebacks, etc., but it's tough.
I wish Mr. Gordon the best. I'll always be a Josh Gordon fan, but it's tough.