Tough break for the #Steelers losing Jerricho Cotchery - wonder if Lance Moore is serious about being with the black and gold
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@SteelersGab) March 20, 2014
- Cotchery is hardly the first player to defect, but his departure will hurt more than all the others thus far.
- But the Steelers can more easily replace what those men take with them.
Cotchery and the Steelers, By the Numbers
There are two types of lies. Outright falsehoods and dam statistics. But in Cotchery’s numbers reveal a telling truth for the Steelers:
- 13 – Cotchery is one of only 13 NFL 2013 receivers who broke double digits in TD’s
- 5% -- That’s puts him in the top 5% of NFL's 2013 pass catchers in 2013
- 24% -- Cotchery’s share of the Steelers 2013 TD production
- 13% -- There’s that lucky numeral again, this time as his portion of Steelers 2013 receptions
- 8 – Total number of receptions by fullback Will Johnson in 2013
- 8 –of Markus Wheaton and Derek Moye’s combined 2013 reception total
- Double digit touchdown figures in the NFL don’t happen by accident.
- Cotchery’s 10 TD haul in 2013 arguably more impressive.
Loss of @cotcheryfoundat to CAR will hurt as much in meeting room as the field. AB will be looking around going "who are these dudes?"
— Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) March 20, 2014
- That veteran savvy will be missed elsewhere.
- Even before Cotchery’s departure the Steelers were likely to take a wide out early in the 2014 NFL Draft.
- The Pittsburgh Steelers have of course weathered far worse losses than Jerricho Cotchery in their history.