Nov 24, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) makes a catch as Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu (43) and Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) defend during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Aqib Talib says Browns WR Josh Gordon reminds him of Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson


Few defensive backs in the NFL are more talented than that of New England Patriots corner, Aqib Talib. So when he compares you to the elite of the elite, it’s quite a compliment.

That’s exactly what Talib did to Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is coming off two straight 200+ yard performances.

Talib said Gordon reminds him of the Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson types in the league – big bodied players with the skill set of quicker, speedier talents:

“He reminds you of those names, the Calvin Johnsons, the Andre Johnsons, just bigger guys with little guys’ speed and quickness. He can turn an 8-yard curl into a touchdown in a heartbeat. Definitely a challenge,” Aqib Talib said of Gordon, via WEEI.

You can’t really receive much higher praise, considering a top defensive player in the league compared you to two of the leagues premier offensive talents.

We’ll see if Gordon can continue his hot streak against Talib this weekend when the Patriots host Gordon and the Browns.

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