Josh Gordon Officially Listed as a Starter on the Browns Depth Chart

Josh Gordon started for Cleveland Browns due to miscommunication

Josh Gordon started for Cleveland Browns due to miscommunication

"It was good to get that experience and that feeling underneath me, especially an overtime game, the weather and everything". He took seven sacks and rushed eight times for 77 yards (9.6 average) and a touchdown.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) rushes as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (97) pursues during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

The star receiver will look to have a better performance this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, as he had just one catch against the Steelers, resulting in a touchdown.

Jackson wouldn't pinpoint Taylor's problems in the opener - he led the team in rushing and ran for a TD - but made it clear the 28-year-old had better step up his game. "And I understand what you're saying".

Jackson stiffened when he was asked what kind of leash he intends to have on Taylor, who was acquired in March from Buffalo and will start until the Browns feel the No. 1 overall pick Mayfield is ready.

Taylor and Gordon each had one of their least productive outings this past weekend. "The personnel group got him out there in the first play".


"I would not say that you see it as a fluke-ish game", Taylor said, "Take it for what it is". "That starts with myself". Jackson said Monday it was a case of "miscommunication". "The game's over with now, so to talk about it, what's it going to do?"

Gordon added he wasn't focused on individual statistics and didn't even realize he'd been thrown to three times until after the game.

Taylor has received plenty of criticism from media and fans for his poor ball placement in the opener, but Gordon stressed "it's definitely not all on him". "I'm learning his speed each and every day so that we can be better at connecting, of course, on the deep ball because those plays spring open our offense and ultimately put points on the board".

"He is as resilient as they come", Gordon said,"I expect nothing else from him except to bounce back in a major way".

"No doubt", head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday. Despite claims that Gordon wouldn't start in the opener, he started and played 69-of-89 snaps, finishing with just 1 catch on 3 targets, although the lone snag was a attractive 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He has to continue to work to begin in the right spot.

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