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|10-15-2010, 09:20 AM||#1|
I see the 88 to 97 period all over again.
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Join Date: Sep 2005
NC STATE piece on Jericho
The "Wolfpacker", NC States sports online magazine did a nice piece on Jericho. Thought I'd share.
In a wide receiving corps that has already
had more than its fair share of
controversy in 2010, the New York Jets
can count on Jerricho Cotchery as a welcome
The seventh-year pro has spent his entire
career with the Jets and put up his best season
in 2007, when he hauled in 82 receptions
for 1,130 yards and two touchdowns.
He also hauled in 82 passes, including six
scores, during the 2006 campaign.
Cotchery’s production has decreased
since his career year three seasons ago,
but he continues to provide the Jets with
steadiness amid a turbulent group of pass
catchers. The team also features Santonio
Holmes, a Super Bowl MVP for Pittsburgh
in 2008 who served a four-game
suspension to begin the 2010 season after
violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy,
and Braylon Edwards, who was mired
in a late-September controversy after an
arrest for driving while intoxicated.
While Cotchery, who is viewed as the
possession receiver of the group, might be
considered the third option on the field,
his off-the-field reputation is spotless.
His season averages of 73.0 catches for
942.5 yards since becoming a starter in
2006 aren’t too shabby, either. While some
pundits worry if the smash-mouth Jets
will throw enough to keep the trio happy,
Cotchery said it’s an even bigger problem
for opposing defenses to worry about.
“That’s just going to open things up
even more,” Cotchery said of Holmes’
return. “We try to get everyone involved;
that’s how it’s going to be week in and
week out. The more people that we get
involved, the harder it is for the upcoming
team to prepare for us.”
Cotchery led the team with 57 catches
a year ago and should continue to play a
big role in the Jets’ offense. While Holmes
was serving his suspension, Cotchery
was as reliable as ever (16 receptions for
136 yards and a touchdown) and the Jets’
offense helped the squad to a 4-1 start.
The Jets are currently tied for third in the
NFL with nine touchdown passes and rank
fourth with an average of 27.0 points per
Jets head coach Rex Ryan has remained
vague on what his plans are with all three
receivers available, but one thing is nearly
certain: Cotchery will be ready, like he has
been for the past seven seasons, whenever
the Jets call on him. The team is definitely
going to use that to its advantage.
“We just run our same plays and put
[Holmes] in there sometimes and then
put Braylon in there and switch it up, put
in J-Co,” Ryan said. “It’s the same stuff.
Nothing’s really changed or that much
different. We just have one more explosive
player on the field.
“As long as we’re winning, everyone
will feel good.”
NFL PLAYER UPDATES
• Andre Brown (Played at NC State from 2005-08),
RB, Denver Broncos: Was active for the third consecutive
game and saw the first regular-season action
of his career … Carried the ball twice for minus-one
yard in the 2-3 Bronco’s 31-17 loss at Baltimore.
• Jerricho Cotchery (2000-03), WR, New York Jets:
Tied for game-high honors with five receptions for
46 yards in the 4-1 Jets’ 29-20 win over Minnesota
on Monday night … Has started four games and
appeared in all five contests, totaling 16 receptions
for 136 yards and one score … He has also run twice
for six yards.
• Leroy Harris (2003-06), OL, Tennessee Titans:
Missed the 3-2 Titans’ 34-27 win at Dallas due to
an ankle injury … Has started at left guard all four
games he has appeared in this season
|10-15-2010, 09:23 AM||#2|
hopes to bring back braylon and holmes
Join Date: Jan 2007
He has been a great receiver for us...he just kills NE which makes it even better...I hope he stays around...