New Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson is one of the good guys in the NFL, so Cleveland got more than just depth on the roster.
Burleson has played along side some really good wide receivers, including Randy Moss and Detroit Lions star Calvin Johnson. Burleson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Gordon can be a star in the NFL and he’d like the opportunity to mentor the sometimes troubled Gordon.
“I can tell you this, when talking about (Gordon) with Calvin, Calvin basically said, ‘that young boy is good,'” Burleson said Monday, per The Plain Dealer. “And for a guy like Calvin, who has very little words, for him to kind of give that credit to a young guy, it basically tells everybody in the world to watch out, the next big thing’s here.”
“I’m going to lead by example and then establish those relationships,” Burleson said of his approach in Cleveland. “If I can take a guy out to dinner, hang out outside of the locker room, then I’m definitely going to do that ’cause that’s one of the more important times when the lessons are learned, when you’ve got the jerseys off and you kind of unveil yourself and it’s not all football.”
I think Gordon will more than flourish with a humble vet like Burleson by his side now.