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Cotchery to visit Steelers

Pittsburgh continues to show surprising concern regarding their wide receiver group.

Jerrico Cotchery will visit the Steelers Sunday, according to Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.  The Ravens and two other teams have expressed some level interest.

We say Pittsburgh’s level of interest is surprising because they have one of the deepest wideout groups in the league: Mike Wallace, Hines Ward, Emmanuel Sanders, and Antonio Brown.

But Sanders could be out a while, and Ward isn’t healthy either.  The Steelers also showed interest in Plaxico Burress before he went to the Jets.

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  1. green41563 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:46 PM

    Seems pretty stupid for a guy who left because he wanted to play more.

  2. 07myvickinabox07 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:48 PM

    This would be a great pick up for the Steelers. I have always liked Cotchery and I believe he will fit in perfectly in Pittsburgh.

  3. chowface86 says: Aug 6, 2011 4:53 PM

    Uh oh…. Get the popcorn ready this is going to be the biggest pickup of the year. Mike Wallace is so so screwed.

  4. scudbot says: Aug 6, 2011 4:56 PM

    Probably wants to be in the Batman 3 flick then morph into a Hollywood star.

  5. wryly1 says: Aug 6, 2011 5:03 PM

    Cotchery is a character guy – thus not a fit with Squealers.

  6. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 6, 2011 5:04 PM

    Joining us would be the wisest disicion of his life. He will get to see rings and feel greatness. We live and breath greatness. 6

  7. hobartbaker says: Aug 6, 2011 5:06 PM

    Cottchery will visit the Steelers. At least those that haven’t had their visiting rights revoked.

  8. oldbrowndawg says: Aug 6, 2011 5:07 PM

    Go get him, Steelers! Keep adding’ those old dudes to your roster. Pretty soon, ALL your guys will be in assisted living!

  9. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 6, 2011 5:10 PM

    The Steelers is the most decorated franshise in NFL history. Period. Every player wants to play for us. They win SBs and big games and you can’t ask for more. What other team can say there trophy case holds 6 Lombardis. Only one can say that. The NFL lives in the Steelers shadow as long as the Black and Gold is on the field. We are great. Some would argue that we are too great. It isn’t fair. I feel sorry for you all. 6

  10. packmanfan says: Aug 6, 2011 5:14 PM

    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:04 PM
    Joining us would be the wisest disicion of his life. He will get to see rings and feel greatness. We live and breath greatness. 6
    —————————————————————–

    Not as great as the Green Bay Packers who have 13 NFL championships.
    The most that any team has in the league.
    We are more than halfway to a case and we beat your Steelers to get there. Ha!

  11. nyjetsman says: Aug 6, 2011 5:20 PM

    Blah Blah Blah that about sums up this report. Who cares, in the end it wont make a difference whom he signs for. Please show me a season he caught more than 60 passes. Cotchery is a great character guy agred but as a skilled reciever he is sub par. Some big plays will come but whe it comes to the red zone dont expect much of an impact wherever he goes.

  12. 3octaveFart says: Aug 6, 2011 5:25 PM

    oldbrowndawg says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:07 PM
    “Go get him, Steelers! Keep adding’ those old dudes to your roster. Pretty soon, ALL your guys will be in assisted living!”

    What they need assistance with is lugging all that hardware around…
    Those things are heavy you know.

    /oops, my bad, no you wouldn’t

  13. 6ringsofsteel says: Aug 6, 2011 5:25 PM

    Let’s talk SB era not ancient history. geez jealous much?

  14. 3octaveFart says: Aug 6, 2011 5:27 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:14 PM
    “Not as great as the Green Bay Packers who have 13 NFL championships”

    Yeah, we’re all very impressed with all those “championships” you “won” before the invention of electricity.

    Half of those were simply awarded in, at the time, popularity contests, without the benefit of a game even being played.

    But hey, whatever keeps you happy.

  15. udontknowjaq says: Aug 6, 2011 5:31 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:14 PM
    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:04 PM
    Joining us would be the wisest disicion of his life. He will get to see rings and feel greatness. We live and breath greatness. 6
    —————————————————————–

    Not as great as the Green Bay Packers who have 13 NFL championships.
    The most that any team has in the league.
    We are more than halfway to a case and we beat your Steelers to get there. Ha!
    —————————————–
    What does a trophy from the non SB era look like anyway? I can guess! No one cares.. lol.. also cause maybe cause there were like 2 teams playin every year

  16. udontknowjaq says: Aug 6, 2011 5:36 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:14 PM
    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:04 PM
    Joining us would be the wisest disicion of his life. He will get to see rings and feel greatness. We live and breath greatness. 6
    —————————————————————–

    Not as great as the Green Bay Packers who have 13 NFL championships.
    The most that any team has in the league.
    We are more than halfway to a case and we beat your Steelers to get there. Ha!
    —————————————–
    What does a trophy from the non SB era look like anyway? I can guess! No one cares.. lol.. also cause maybe there were like 2 teams playin every year for that garbage no 1 talks about title town lame! Its about the city of Champion period! Since the merger there have been no greater! Yes 6 is better than 4.. like the name of the Steelers stadium Ketchup!

  17. 3octaveFart says: Aug 6, 2011 5:38 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:14 PM
    “Not as great as the Green Bay Packers who have 13 NFL championships”

    Tell you what.
    Let’s put those “13 Championships” in their proper perspective once and for all…

    Most of Green Bay’s “championships” were won before the majority of today’s NFL franchises even existed. So, having racked up more of these dubious “titles” than any of today’s NFL clubs is meaningless. In the NFL’s last season before the 1970 merger, the league still only had 16 teams. Thus, having won titles in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s fails to impress the fans of teams like say… Dallas, who did not begin playing in the league until the 1960s.

    Second, no one in their right mind could actually believe that winning an NFL championship before say the mid 1960s, is remotely comparable to winning a Super Bowl title. In its first few decades, the NFL was a second-rate league, with a small fan base. There was no scouting of any kind; teams would either draft kids from local schools or draft them sight unseen, based on reputation alone. Lots of the top college talent didn’t even play pro ball, because they could make more money in other pursuits. Those that did play in the NFL had to have other jobs to support themselves, as their pay was so low. Coaching staffs were tiny, and oh yeah… THERE WERE NO BLACK PLAYERS (the NFL did not see all of its teams integrated until 1962).

    Winning Super Bowl titles is a difficult task. The league is now ultra-competitive and highly specialized. There are more teams, more games, more injuries, and multiple rounds of playoffs, where a team must defeat quality opponents to move on. Being crowned champion of a 26-team league (now 32-team league) is, by definition, more difficult to achieve than winning a 9 or 10-team league.

    Nice try; but, Super Bowls count, when speaking of the NFL in 2011, and NFL Championships don’t. “Respect” or “class” has nothing to do with it.

    Just for the record, here is a recap of the terribly impressive league titles Green Bay won, before the days of Super Bowls.

    1929 – The league had only 12 teams, and there were no playoffs at all. The Packers had the best regular season record among the twelve, and were thus declared league champions. This “league” was so rag-tag that very few of the teams even played the same number of games. The Frankford Yellow Jackets played a league-high 19 games, while the Dayton Triangles played only 6. Green Bay played 13 games.

    1930 – The league had only 11 teams, and there were again no playoffs at all. The Packers (sort of) had the best regular season record among the twelve, and were declared league champions. The Packers were 10-3-1, while the NY Giants were 13-4-0. If one were to calculate the winning percentages of these two teams, one would conclude that the Giants, in fact, had the best record (.765 to .750). However, in 1930, ties were (strangely) not counted as part of a team’s final record. Thus, in stead of giving the Packers credit for 10.5 wins out of 14 games, the league awarded the Packers the “best record” title, due to their winning 10 of the 13 recognized games in which they played. Obviously, even for 1930, this is not a real title. Again, very few of the teams played the same number of games. The Frankford Yellow Jackets played a league-high 18 games, while the Minneapolis Red Jackets played only 9. Green Bay played 14 games.

    1931 – The league had only 10 teams, and there were again no playoffs. The Packers had the best regular season record among the ten, and were declared league champions, despite the fact that the Packers never even faced the team with the second best record (the Portsmouth Spartans), who finished only one game behind the Pack. A very dubious “league championship” indeed. The same deal with teams playing different numbers of games – four teams played 14 games, Frankfort played only 9.

    1936 – The league consisted of 9 teams, in two divisions. The Packers won the four-team Western Division, as all 9 teams played 12 games. The “playoffs” consisted of a single game won by the Packers over the 7-5 Boston Redskins (champs of the eastern division). Impressive.
    1939 – The league consisted of 10 teams, in two divisions. The Packers won the five-team Western Division, as all 10 teams played 11 games. The “playoffs” consisted of a single game won by the Packers (at home) over the N.Y. Giants (champs of the eastern division).

    1944 – The league consisted of 10 teams, in two divisions. The Packers won the five-team Western Division, at 8-2. All 10 teams played 11 games. The “playoffs” consisted of a single game won by the Packers over the N.Y. Giants (champs of the eastern division). With most of the league’s top players serving in WWII, this is another impressive title won by the Pack.

    1961 – The league consisted of 14 teams, in two divisions. The Packers won the seven-team Western “Conference”. Teams played 14 games. The “playoffs” consisted of a single game, in Green Bay, won by the Packers over the N.Y. Giants (champs of the Eastern Conference). Green Bay did not play the AFL champion Houston Oilers.

    1962 – The league consisted of 14 teams, in two divisions. The Packers won the seven-team Western “Conference”. Teams played 14 games. The “playoffs” consisted of a single game won by the Packers over the N.Y. Giants (champs of the Eastern Conference). Green Bay did not play the AFL champion Dallas Texans.

    1965 – The league consisted of 14 teams, in two divisions. The Packers finished in a tie with the Baltimore Colts in the seven-team Western “Conference”. Teams played 14 games. This year, the Packers actually had to win two post-season games to capture the crown. Wins over the Colts (in the Western Conference tiebreaker) and Browns gave the Pack the league title for 1965. Both post season games were in Green Bay. The Packers did not play the AFL champion Buffalo Bills.

    Could one argue that the Packers were the best team in the league during the 1930s and 1960s? Sure. But, it was easier to be the best in those days (especially the 1930s). It doesn’t compare to today. It’s not even debatable.

  18. blahblahblah333 says: Aug 6, 2011 5:38 PM

    Was not to difficult to win championships when there was like 8 or 10 teams in the league. But hey, stay proud of them. They count somewhere along the line.

  19. andyreidisfat says: Aug 6, 2011 5:54 PM

    Why does anyone down play a title from years ago ?? Its a title no matter what period. Do yankees fans not count titles before the league expanded ?? no. Do the titles that came before the panthers and jags were part of the NFL no count ??? of course they do.

    But what i don’t understand the most is why when talking about how team is going to fare in the next season does it matter how many titles you have won in the past. Are the trophies going to play cornerback ?? i didn’t think so.

  20. packmanfan says: Aug 6, 2011 5:57 PM

    Yeah, I knew these “13 Packers wins don’t count” arguments were going to be coming in.

    The NFL as well as all other pro football authorities recognize that the Packers are the team with the most championship wins.
    You all can claim it’s null and void but those wins do count and it’s nothing anyone can take away ever.
    To claim that championship wins only matters in the Superbowl era doesn’t hold water.
    I can make the same claim: Those 6 Steelers wins don’t matter because there weren’t as many teams in the NFL when they won their first few.
    See how ridiculous that is?
    The Packers have been part of the NFL since day one, so their 13 time world champs is valid.
    And if you disagree, then you are wrong.

  21. henrykissingerisgod says: Aug 6, 2011 5:57 PM

    packmanfan

    if you care so much about the history of the game go to hardballtalk…over here we care about the modern era… lombardis are what counts

    3octaveFart
    nice post

  22. ravensj5 says: Aug 6, 2011 5:58 PM

    Winning a championship when there was only 8 or 10 teams is comparable to winning in the 70′s when you entire team was on steroids……

  23. packmanfan says: Aug 6, 2011 6:02 PM

    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:25 PM
    Let’s talk SB era not ancient history. geez jealous much?
    ——————————————————————–

    OK fine.

    Steelers lost 2, count ‘em, 2 SBs compared to the Packers only losing one.
    And who did they lose to in one of those games?
    The Green Bay Packers, who also lost some of their key players.
    The Packers are better than the Steelers. Fact, not opinion. Ha ha ha ha ha!
    We beat your sorry losing Steelers who are losers!

  24. udontknowjaq says: Aug 6, 2011 6:09 PM

    Guess the packers who were juicing in the 70s & 80s couldn’t get the job done for their teams or just that the organization couldn’t produce enough talent to put on the field till brett farve came in the league

  25. henrykissingerisgod says: Aug 6, 2011 6:13 PM

    packmanfan

    only packers and browns fans talk about “championships” no one else cares…and go by winning percentage to get a better idea you dolt.

    steelers-6-2 .750
    packers-4-1 .800

    the more games you play the more chances you have to lose lil buddy…id rather be 6-2 than 4-1 anyways, hell id rather be like the cowboys and be 5-3…

    the packers have only played in 5 superbowls, that is embarassing to be in so few big games

    ravensj5
    your post would be correct if you changed team to league

  26. udontknowjaq says: Aug 6, 2011 6:26 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 6:02 PM
    6ringsofsteel says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:25 PM
    Let’s talk SB era not ancient history. geez jealous much?
    ——————————————————————–

    OK fine.

    Steelers lost 2, count ‘em, 2 SBs compared to the Packers only losing one.
    And who did they lose to in one of those games?
    The Green Bay Packers, who also lost some of their key players.
    The Packers are better than the Steelers. Fact, not opinion. Ha ha ha ha ha!
    We beat your sorry losing Steelers who are losers!
    _______________________
    Since the NFL merger in 1970, the Pittsburgh Steelers have compiled a regular season record of 363–235–2 (.607) and an overall record of 394–253–2 (.609) including the playoffs, reached the playoffs 25 times, won their division 20 times, played in 15 AFC championship games, and won six of eight Super Bowls. They are also the only NFL team not to have a season with twelve or more losses since the league expanded to a 16-game schedule in 1978

    In the NFL’s “modern era” (since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970) the Steelers have posted the best record in the league. The franchise has won the most total games, won the most divisional titles, earned the best winning percentage (including every expansion team), earned the most All-Pro nominations, and have accumulated the most Super Bowl wins (six) since the modern game started in 1970. It is 2nd overall in playoff wins and tied with the Miami Dolphins for most regular-season wins. Since the merger, the team’s playoff record is 33-19 (.635), which is second best in terms of playoff winning percentage behind the Green Bay Packers’ playoff record of 28-16 (.636), through 1/23/11.
    _______________________

    Looks like they winning to me! The Packers win here or there and proly will fade like usual but the Steelers don’t rebuild they reload! Who usually gettin the last laugh

  27. udontknowjaq says: Aug 6, 2011 6:28 PM

    Its about modern NFL and SBs everybody knows that but y’all Pack fans cab hold on to them old days of jus runnin the football championships!

  28. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 6, 2011 6:37 PM

    Some of u dudes have way way to much time on your hands! I mean that literally. You spend to much time with your hand!
    To create a mile ling post of something so irrelevant means a. You take this football thing way to serious , and B. You couldn’t possibly be getting laid, because women less that 300 lbs. Would have zero interest in a marshmallow that is such a geek, they argue about the amount of titles a football team has won!
    Vikings fan here, we have zero, but I still enjoy the game!

  29. steelcurtainn says: Aug 6, 2011 6:40 PM

    No not this guy. Please dont sign him. It will be just wasting roster space. Go sign with Pittsburgh West in Arizona. They like the Jets like to take our leftovers. Couldnt get Plax back so Just gotta move on with who we got.

  30. buddybowl69 says: Aug 6, 2011 6:40 PM

    He won’t sign. He doesn’t use ‘roids or HGH, so he wouldn’t fit in.

  31. deadeye says: Aug 6, 2011 6:41 PM

    “Joining us would be the wisest disicion of his life. He will get to see rings and feel greatness. We live and breath greatness. 6″

    ========================

    Unless you’re playing Green Bay…

  32. donterrelli says: Aug 6, 2011 7:05 PM

    Back to the subject. I think Cothery will be a good replacement for Antwaan Randle El in the slot.

  33. flavordave says: Aug 6, 2011 7:07 PM

    sixringsof steel- Its not that people are jealous its that guys like you chat it up like you had something to do with it. You remind me of the 90s cowboy fans. Youre just a mindless nitwit. The kind of guy people just dont like to be around.

  34. rmm1984 says: Aug 6, 2011 7:45 PM

    The Steelers are such a polarizing team right now that any post about them brings out the goobers from both sides. Steelers haters that turn anything into a negative and just insult the entire team and city. Steelers fans respond to that by going too far over the top the other way. It’s so old at this point, I would love to have some actual reasonable football conversations instead of teenage arguments.

  35. Deb says: Aug 6, 2011 8:15 PM

    @packmanfan …

    I respect all your championships and your history and make no distinction between championships won in different eras. I respect the Browns’ championships … and the Canton Bulldogs. But what does any of that have to do with Jerricho Cotchery visiting the Steelers? We congratulated you on your victory in February. It’s infantile for you and some of your cohorts to still be coming to all our threads to shove it in our faces months later. And people say the Steelers have obnoxious fans :roll: Grow up.

    @Gregg …

    Wish you’d run that great photo again. Cotchery would be a most welcome addition … though personally I want a cornerback. :)

  36. tellemallrex says: Aug 6, 2011 8:58 PM

    We need the season to start. These battles are getting ridiculous! Cotchery will be a great addition wherever he lands!

  37. 3octaveFart says: Aug 6, 2011 10:12 PM

    packmanfan says:
    Aug 6, 2011 5:57 PM

    “To claim that championship wins only matters in the Superbowl era doesn’t hold water.
    I can make the same claim: Those 6 Steelers wins don’t matter because there weren’t as many teams in the NFL when they won their first few.
    See how ridiculous that is?”

    About as ridiculous as claiming to hold a “title” that was awarded decades before the modern league, as we know it today, even existed.

    Fair enough?

  38. laxer37 says: Aug 6, 2011 10:29 PM

    Nobody gives a damn about titles won before the forward pass was invented.

  39. cotcheryfan89 says: Aug 6, 2011 11:07 PM

    Hey nyjetsman jco had 82 catches in 2006&07 and 71 in 08 57 in 09 41 last year, been playing hurt for 2 hrs and did well.

  40. 07myvickinabox07 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:28 AM

    6ringsofsteel says:

    The Steelers is the most decorated franshise in NFL history. Period. Every player wants to play for us. They win SBs and big games and you can’t ask for more. What other team can say there trophy case holds 6 Lombardis. Only one can say that. The NFL lives in the Steelers shadow as long as the Black and Gold is on the field. We are great. Some would argue that we are too great. It isn’t fair. I feel sorry for you all. 6

    What’s up with all this “us” and “we” propaganda? “you” didn’t have anything to do with any of it. The Steelers are a great organization, but come on… I hate when fans say stuff like “us” and “we”. Your a fan… Not part of the team.

  41. 07myvickinabox07 says: Aug 7, 2011 12:46 AM

    Oh and one more thing…. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia head to head. 47-27-3 in favor of Philly. Who is the best team in PA head to head? Just checking….

  42. antibenapalooza says: Aug 7, 2011 7:41 AM

    Yes, the Steelers have something the Packers don’t have: a quarterback publically accused of rape not once but twice.

    “Here we go Steelers, here we go”…all the way to Hell following the pied piper in the Devil face shirt.

  43. CKL says: Aug 7, 2011 11:22 AM

    07myvickinabox07 says:
    Aug 7, 2011 12:46 AM
    Oh and one more thing…. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia head to head. 47-27-3 in favor of Philly. Who is the best team in PA head to head? Just checking….

    _________________________________
    Who do you award the victories to when the two teams merged and were called the Steagles? :P

    As a Pats fan I would love to see Cotchery out of the AFCE.

  44. marilynpost says: Aug 8, 2011 10:38 AM

    Most nfl QB’s look great in practice…steeler franchise looks at roehlisberger and thinks “more WR” and “younger WR” as if roetlisberger actually has performance completed passes in the nanoseconds of a game (not at practice)–all the WR in the league will not provide steelers with more completed passes during the game- roethlisberger cain’t play nfl football; wait and see this season.

  45. rmm1984 says: Aug 8, 2011 2:20 PM

    marilynpost:

    The Steelers won a superbowl with Randle El and Cedric Wilson as their #2 and #3 WR. Go watch some football.

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