“I’m more than blessed and extremely grateful to be put in this scenario,” he said when speaking to reporters after the game. “And the only thing right for me to do is take full advantage of it. I’m loving it, the guys here are great. It’s a real home environment, and I feel as comfortable as ever here.”
Gordon feels supported and backed by many guys in the locker room and within the organization, notably quarterback Tom Brady, whom his locker is directly next to.
“He’s been rooting for me and it’s been awesome to have his support and his love, as well as the rest of the teammates and staff here,” Gordon said. “Tom’s a passionate guy and I love that, and I love the game of football. I think we’re going to mesh just fine.”
Gordon had some important moments in his debut, as he caught a 13-yard pass from Brady on third-and-6 to extend the opening drive that resulted in a field goal. In the second quarter, he drew an illegal contact penalty on Dolphins’ Xavien Howard on third-and-7 to help extend another drive that led to a touchdown.
James White also credited him for holding his block on White’s 22-yard touchdown run. Gordon was then looked at again on third down-and-3 in the third quarter where he caught a 19-yard pass from Brady.
While Gordon is meshing with the offense, the Patriots also get Julian Edelman back for their Thursday night game against the Indianapolis Colts – both great signs for the New England offense to hopefully keep rolling from Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins.