Michael Irvin: I Had To Talk Josh Gordon ‘Off The Ledge’

Who knew that talks of a trade could make someone so unsettled.  That’s exactly what Michael Irvin says happened to Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Gordon, who started the season off with a three game suspension, became stressed out and worried amid reports that the Browns were cleaning house and trying to trade him.

Gordon had gained a terrible reputation amid some off the field troubles.  According to Around The League, Gordon didn’t start his breakout 2013 campaign until he had a heart to heart with the great Michael Irvin.

“I had to talk him off the ledge, so to speak, when they were talking about trading him,” NFL Media’s Michael Irvin revealed on Thursday’s edition of the “M&M Podcast.” “He was so hurt and crushed. I was like, ‘Man, you are the only property of value.’ But he said he wants to be in Cleveland and wants to win in Cleveland, so I respect that.”

His 127.3 receiver yards per game are about 12 yards per game more than Jerry Rice averaged 115.5 yards in his best season.

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