Lets not pretend that Josh Gordons two-game suspension at the start of the Browns 2013 season is a minor thing.
Its a pretty big thing.
Because it could cost the Browns two wins. Just like Joe Hadens suspension a year ago cost the Browns wins. The two are key players, and their absence matters.
In Haden, the Browns missed their best cover corner. In Gordon, they will miss their best receiver and best downfield threat in a downfield offense.
Gordon was a second-round supplemental choice of the Browns last offseason, and Tom Heckert gave up the second-round choice in Aprils draft because of Gordons talent. However, he also took a risk, because Gordon failed three drug tests at two different schools when in college.
Now this suspension.
Gordon attributed the suspension to codeine in a cough syrup prescription. The league doesnt comment on these matters, except to announce the suspension. Its a bit unusual for the league to give Gordon two games off the field and two games with...