July 28, 2014

Brad Childress Never Saw a Snap of Josh Gordon Before Draft

Every week, it seems that Brad Childress’ press conference delivers some peculiar nugget about his eccentric, old-school coaching style. This week’s special: He never had seen Josh Gordon play before he officially became a Cleveland Brown:

(On what he saw in Gordon before they picked him in the Supplemental Draft)- “I never saw a snap of him. I got off a cruise boat and somebody said, ‘We signed Josh Gordon,’ and I said, ‘Who’s Josh Gordon?’”

(On if he’s being serious of about not knowing who Gordon was)- “Honestly, yeah. That was Tom (Heckert) and Pat (Shurmur).”

(On where he went on his cruise)- “Where did I go? What do they call it? Western or Eastern Caribbean, I can’t remember right now. I don’t know my islands very well, but it was my wife and I.”

Childress did also mention that Gordon has evolved and improved significantly lately, but it wasn’t clear what the coach’s initial expectations may have been. Never change, Chilly, never change.

Hat tip to Dawgs By Nature for posting these Browns quotes earlier this evening.

[Related: Brad Childress: ‘There are a lot of times … that I don’t look at halftime stats’]

Trent Richardson on Josh Gordon: “We can’t wait to get him out there”

– Trent Richardson speaks about his fellow Cleveland Browns rookie Josh Gordon, who the Browns selected in the second round of this week’s NFL supplemental draft. The Akron Beacon Journal’s Nate Ulrich is tweeting from Richardson’s camp at Strongsville High School, and shared that the running back thinks the “rookie class can turn [the] franchise around.”

[Related: Early Cleveland Browns Offensive Questions As Training Camp Approaches]

 

While We’re Waiting… Chris Perez Loves Video Games, Josh Gordon Thoughts, Greg Oden to Cavs?

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Chris Perez talks about his love of video games and beards. What could possibly be more manly? Except for that whole Ravens bit: “‘I’m actually a huge gamer,’ Perez says, adding that he brings his PlayStation 3 on road trips throughout the season to keep up with his ‘Madden’ franchise. ‘I always play as the Ravens. Ray Rice is a beast in that game. Then you have the Hit Stick with Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and Terrell Suggs. That’s a team that’s tough to beat.’ But the PS3 isn’t Perez’s first foray into gaming; he’s been busting his thumbs since the early days of Nintendo.” [Jon Robinson/ESPN.com Playbook] [Read more...]