In Josh Gordon's four months with the Patriots, he may not have spent more time with anyone in the organization than character coach Jack Easterby.
Especially at the beginning, Easterby was by Gordon's side almost the entire time.
In Week 3, even though Gordon was inactive after being acquired earlier in the week, he was on the field pregame in Detroit playing catch and joking around with Easterby.
Easterby has never spoken to the media before, but was allowed to Monday at Opening Night in Atlanta.
“My job is to serve anybody and everybody in the building, to help them however I can, to help us be prepared on and off the football field, to be prepared as men, as people, and hopefully stay out of the way,” Easterby said to reporters. “And then also to be the glue for our team. We have a lot of issues that come up throughout the year, as you can imagine. It’s a roller coaster — a six-month roller coaster that we go through as a team.”
It has been a long road for Easterby to get to New England.