Former New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is now a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has quickly noted some differences between the two organizations. Cotchery discussed those Tuesday during an appearance on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript. The highlights are below:
On what his initial impressions are in terms of the differences between the Jets and Steelers organizations:
"Well there are characters on every team. So it was a lot of fun up there, a very light atmosphere. So you have funny guys on every team, but I like it here. Like I said, I’m excited about this opportunity. It’s a fun atmosphere here, but guys know how to work and it’s good. It’s a good start for me."
On there not being a guy in Pittsburgh like Rex Ryan in Pittsburgh who makes bold, and in some folks’ eyes, cocky comments/predictions:
"Well I think this organization has built something over the years, so it stands for itself. You know what to expect from Steeler football every year, so it’s not a standard that’s being established right now, it’s already been established. But I think when Rex came to the Jets, he changed the mentality. You know, over the years, teams came in and pushed the Jets around. So I think he’s definitely changed that mentality, But I think over here, you have something that’s been established for a long time, a long time — so you know what Steeler football is all about."