"I was supposed to make an in-cut," Gordon said Thursday, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. "The interception was on me. I ran the wrong route."
While he's piled up 195 yards over two starts, Gordon has caught just 15 of 29 passes thrown his way. Hoyer's hot-and-cold accuracy deserves part of the blame, but Gordon pointed the finger at himself while acknowledging that Kyle Shanahan's playbook remains largely alien to him.
"I know in my mind I'm not where I want to be, because I'd like for it to be just second nature and for me to not have to think about it," Gordon said. "(Before) I'd hear half the play in the huddle and still know what to do. But it's not like that right now so I have to compensate and study a little more than everybody else. I'm playing catch-up. I've got a long way to go to be where I want to be."
Besides, if Gordon and Hoyer don't get on the same page in a hurry, every receiver in Cleveland will be getting used to working with a new quarterback in Johnny Manziel.