Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 7/24/13
No matter how many bodies you put in front of him or people who speak to him, Josh has to be willing to make a change for himself. I could talk to him all day if I wanted to. [Coach Rob Chudzinski] could talk to him all day if he wanted to, but it’s not going to do any good unless he takes that next step. [...] He doesn’t have that many lives left. He’s got one more time to really straighten things up before he’s got to leave. I think he is starting to realize that. If he wants to last in this league and be successful and productive and have his word mean anything to anyone over his career I think right now would be the time to straighten those things out. — Cleveland Browns veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, in an exclusive phone interview with Tom Reed of The Cleveland Plain Dealer, discussing teammate Josh Gordon. Gordon has recently drawn some ire from Cleveland fans and coaches alike for missteps ranging from a two-game suspension for the violation of NFL drug policy to stirring up the fan base on Twitter. Gordon, who failed multiple drug tests in college, is reportedly one failed test away from missing a year of NFL action. Gordon’s rookie season saw him produce at a level that had him among the top 1o in per-catch yardage. He recently told reporters that he endeavors to be the team’s No. 1 receiving option going forward. [Related: Cleveland Browns news and notes with offensive coordinator Norv Turner]
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