From Joe & Evan
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery joined Joe Benigno & Evan Roberts Tuesday to talk about New York’s gritty performance against the Detroit Lions.
“It feels good to be back in the win column,” Cotchery said.
The Jets trailed the Detroit Lions by 10 with under 3 minutes left Sunday and were facing a second straight loss.
“I think throughout the game everyone remained calm,” said the Jets’ receiver. “We felt like we were gonna go down and put some points up eventually.”
The Jets took over at their own 22-yard line with 1:40 remaining — enough time for QB Mark Sanchez to move the offense into position for Folk’s 36-yard field goal on the last play of regulation.
“He didn’t lose any confidence, so that allowed the offense to remain confident. He did a great job of just staying in tune… My hat’s off to Mark.”
New York was called for 11 penalties in the overtime victory.
“We have to get that fixed in order to grow into the team we want to be,” said Cotchery.
Cotchery also dropped a key pass, reminiscent of his nightmare game against Green Bay in Week 8.
“That one pass that I ended up dropping, that was a designed run… I just didn’t make the catch.”
After the game, Jets LB Bart Scott called the Lions “the dirtiest football team I’ve ever played against since I played the Tennessee Titans.” Cotchery has his take on the Lions’ ‘dirty’ play.
“A lot of teams look at us as bullies, so when we step on to the field they want to show us they’re tough as well,” Cotchery said. “A lot of teams are doing that right now, hitting after the whistle… they definitely did a lot of that on Sunday.”
Next up for the Jets is the Cleveland Browns, led by ex-Jets head coach Eric Mangini.
“I had a good time with Coach Mangini. I can’t speak for anyone else.”